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30th September 2017 - 11:30am

Lisa Collender (USIT) and Beatrice Cosgrove (Etihad Airways).

Lisa Collender (USIT) and Beatrice Cosgrove (Etihad Airways).

H.E. General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove (Governor General of Australia) was joined by H.E Richard Andrews (the Australian Ambassador to Ireland) to host a reception in the CHQ Building, Dublin to celebrate the warm friendship between Australia and Ireland. The occasion coincided with the achievement of a major milestone in the iconic Working Holiday Visa Programme as over 275,000 young Irish people have availed of the visa programme to travel and work in Australia. Beatrice Cosgrove (Area GM Northern Europe Etihad Airways) presented a prize of flight tickets to Rachel Gavin who was the 275,000 successful visa applicant. Prior to the event guided tours were conducted of the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum in CHQ to explore Australia and Ireland’s shared past.


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Lisa Collender (USIT) and Beatrice Cosgrove (Etihad Airways)
H.E. General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove (Governor General of Australia)
H.E. Richard Andrews (the Australian Ambassador to Ireland)
Lisa Collender (USIT), Beatrice Cosgrove (Etihad Airways) and Rachel Gavin (Prize winner) meeting H.E. General the Honourable Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove (Governor General of Australia)
Beatrice Cosgrove (Area GM Northern Europe Etihad Airways) presenting the prize
Beatrice Cosgrove and Shannon O’Dowd (both Etihad Airways)
Fiona Cunningham (NITB) Ed Finn (Sunshine Radio) Keith Cunningham and Michelle Jackson (the Novel Traveller)
James O’Donoghue Kelsey Burrows Martin Churchill and Lisa Collender (all USIT)
The World Champion Irish Australian Rules Football Women’s Team

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