- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal and other officials are traveling to Ireland for a brief trade mission, including the Georgia Tech football team’s game in Dublin this weekend.

Deal and other representatives of Georgia agencies leave for Dublin on Wednesday and return to Atlanta on Sunday.

Deal will participate in a coin flip before Georgia Tech’s game against Boston College on Saturday.

The trip agenda also includes visits to several companies with ties to or interest in Georgia and a Friday evening reception promoting tourism.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development says more than 12,000 people visited the state from Ireland last year.

Ireland ranks 19th among the list of foreign countries importing goods to Georgia, and 46th among those exporting goods from the state.

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