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BRYAN O'GALLAGHER APPOINTED HONORARY CONSUL OF IRELAND FOR QUEBEC

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The appointment was highlighted at a reception held in Montreal on Thursday, March 14, 2024, in the presence of representatives from the government of Ireland and leaders from Quebecois and Irish businesses. From left to right: Micheál Martin, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland; Bryan O'Gallagher, Honorary Consul of Ireland for Quebec; Eamonn KcKee, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada.

Quebec, Friday March 15 2024

For the first time, Ireland’s Honorary Consul for Quebec is seated in the Capitale-Nationale

GBV Avocats is pleased to announce that Mr. Bryan O’Gallagher has been appointed Honorary Consul for Quebec by the Government of the Republic of Ireland. The Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Micheál Martin, confirmed this appointment during an official visit to Canada marking the traditional St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Mr. Bryan O’Gallagher

A proud Irish-Quebecer, Mr. O’Gallagher joined GBV Avocats in 2007. Deeply involved in Quebec City’s English-speaking community, Bryan O’Gallagher currently serves as President of the Board of Governors of the Jeffery-Hale Saint-Brigid's Hospital. He also chaired the Saint-Brigid's Home and Jeffery-Hale foundations. Since 2010, Mr. O’Gallagher has been active on the board of directors of Irish Heritage Quebec/Héritage irlandais Québec, a historical society which promotes the importance of the Irish role in Quebec society over the past two hundred years.

Consul’s role

In his role as Honorary Consul, Mr. O’Gallagher will assist the Embassy of Ireland in providing consular services to Irish citizens in Quebec. He will also support the activities of community organizations within the Irish community. Finally, he will provide local assistance to the authorities and agencies of the Government of Ireland in their efforts to enhance economic, commercial, and cultural relations with Quebec and Quebecers.

Ireland-Canada Relationship

Ireland is a significant economic partner of Canada. In 2022, bilateral trade flows in goods and services between the two countries reached $15 billion CAD. There are over 400 Irish companies in Canada, employing approximately 6,000 people. The 75 Canadian companies present in Ireland count on a workforce of some 15,000 employees.

In addition to these economic ties, Ireland and Quebec are closely linked by very strong family, heritage, and cultural relations.

 

The GBV team extends its heartfelt congratulations to Me O'Gallagher on this distinguished honor and expresses its unwavering support in his new role.

The Consulate of Ireland will be located at 2960 Laurier Boulevard, Suite 500, Quebec City, Quebec G1V 4S1, at the offices of GBV Avocats in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec.

 

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