Mayors of Austin and Limerick Sign Agreement for Future Collaboration
News21 January 2019
Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin and Councillor James Collins, Mayor of Limerick City and County Council sign a memorandum of understanding which will aim to further strengthen links between the two cities.
The Consulate General of Ireland welcomed a delegation from Limerick City and County Council to Austin on 16-18 January, 2019 for a formal signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two cities.
The delegation was led by Councillor James Collins, Mayor of Limerick City and County Council and included representatives from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick Chamber of Commerce, Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership and the Shannon Group. The group was also joined by senior business and community leaders from Limerick.
During the 3-day programme, Mayor Collins met with Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, to sign the memorandum of understanding, which will aim to further strengthen the links between Limerick and Austin in the areas of business, education and culture.
The delegation also visited the Texas State Capitol, where Texas House Representative Jim Murphy and Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt introduced resolutions to acknowledge the historic and economic ties between Ireland and Texas.
The group from Limerick also met with members of the Irish community in Austin for a special event organised by the Celtic Cowboys GAA Club featuring members of the All-Ireland winning Limerick hurling team with the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Texas House Representative Jim Murphy proposing a resolution to acknowledge the historic and economic links between Ireland and Texas. Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt also proposed a resolution in the Senate.
The delegation from Limerick visiting Capital Factory, a meeting place for entrepreneurs, investors, business mentors and customers in Texas.
Consul General Adrian Farrell and Limerick hurler Paul Browne at the Celtic Cowboys Irish community event to mark the visit of the Mayor of Limerick City and County Council.