ALHOSN University unveiled its new resource center called the ‘Irish Corner,’ which showcases Ireland’s rich history and culture. The opening, which coincided with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, was opened by Minister Phil Hogan, Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government who flew to Abu Dhabi to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and inaugurate the center. He was accompanied by H.E. Patrick Hennessy, Irish Ambassador to the UAE, H.E Khalifa Mohamed Rubaya Al Muhairi Chairman of the board of trustees of ALHOSN University, Ms. Noeleen Saeed President of the Irish Business Council and University officials.
Aside from Ireland’s history and culture, the ‘Irish Corner’ also features the country’s best practices in the education and business sectors. It serves as a good source of information for ALHOSN students of various nationalities and the greater Abu Dhabi Community to learn and better understand the country.
Prior to the unveiling of the Irish Corner, The Irish Business Council Abu Dhabi hosted a special Business lunch for the prominent members of both Irish and Emirati communities at the Beach Rotana Hotel. The guests, led by Minister Hogan, then proceeded to the university to officially open the resource center.
Minister Hogan said, “The opening of ALHOSN University’s ‘Irish Corner’ is testament to the strong relations between the UAE and Ireland. This could not have come at a better time as our country celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that demonstrates true Irish culture at its best. I am hopeful that this new section of the school will help students learn more about our country and maybe in the future, encourage them to come visit us and experience our own brand of Irish hospitality.”