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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ireland – A Global Technology Hub

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Europe's fastest growing economy is coming to America's fastest growing city.
As Ireland becomes the first European country to open a Consulate in Austin, the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) comes to SXSW Interactive to talk about why Ireland has become the fastest growing economy in Europe and the policies which have made it a global tech hub.
Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, with barrier-free access to the European market of half a billion people. The combination of a strong talent pool, business-friendly policies, innovation and a great quality of life have created a tech ecosystem that has attracted the world's top born on the internet companies as well as generating a vibrant startup culture of Irish entrepreneurs.

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John Burnett

Correspondent, NPR

Enda Kenny

Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Government of Ireland
BiographyEnda Kenny was elected as Taoiseach on March 9th 2011.He was elected Leader of Fine Gael in June 2002. Since then, he has rebuilt the party. Under his leadership Fine Gael has gained seats in every single location.In the general election in 2011 Fine Gael won 76 seats, becoming... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Ballroom F

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