b"AROUND THE WORLD GREAT BRITAIN1 2 34 5 61Susan Whelan, Rory Godson2Kirsty Baldock, Sir Andrew Parmley, Emily Bohill3An Tnaiste Simon Coveney TD, Sir Andrew Parmley, Amb. Adrian O'Neill with London City Lunch committee members4An Tnaiste Simon Coveney TD, Rory Godson, Amb. Adrian O'Neill5Conor O'Beirne, Byron Fry, Edward O'Hare6Barry Devereux7An Tnaiste Simon Coveney TD8Gerard & Tonya Casey, Alison Manley, Darren RyanPhotos: Malcolm McNally Photography7 8London City Lunch May, 2019 TheMansion Houseprovided a superb setting for theLondon Citythe extraordinary work of The Ireland Funds and the difference that it makes to Lunch , which was attended by Irish, British and international members of thecommunities in Ireland and abroad. In the context of Brexit, he spoke about the business community in London and special VIP guests SirAndrew Parmley ;importance of British-Irish relations and the importance of protecting a relation-AmbassadorAdrian ONeilland An Tnaiste,Simon CoveneyTD. The eventship that sustains close to half a million jobs between the two islands, preserving began with a champagne and Guinness reception before guests were called tothe peace process and avoiding a hard border. He referenced the number of their seats by Toastmaster John Hollingsworth. The Lord Mayor was repre- Irish nationals, including himself, that have been deeply impacted by time spent sented by Sir Andrew Parmley who gave a warm welcome and spoke about theliving, studying or working in Great Britain. Following An Tnaistes speech, City of Londons long history of philanthropy. Vice President of The IrelandIFGB Board MemberEmily Bohilltook to the podium to speak about the work Funds,Caitriona Fottrellthen took to the podium and spoke about the work ofof The Ireland Funds and the purpose of the event. The London City Lunch was The Ireland Funds in supporting communities across Great Britain and on thesponsored byMcCann Fitzgerald LLP.island of Ireland. The highlight of the afternoon was a speech by Simon Coveney TD, An Tnaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He acknowledged connect 201992"