30/11/2007

McAleese Meets Belfast Businesswomen

The Irish President, Mary McAleese was in Belfast yesterday to urge women to grasp the new spirit of entrepreneurship and peace in Ireland.

She said this opportunity presents women on both sides of the border with an ideal time to make their mark.

President McAleese told guests at a Women In Business Northern Ireland lunch, in Belfast`s Harbour Commissioners, to 'salute the new era of co-operation' within government in the province and on both sides of the border.

She also told guests: "The future of this island is a story in which the entrepreneur will play a leading, dynamic and pivotal role.

"If ever there was a moment in time when women could come fully into their own, then this is it," she added.

(BMcC)

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