Head of Enterprise Ireland’s operation in Moscow to leave his post

Gerard McCarthy, head of Enterprise Ireland’s operation in Moscow, is to leave his post after more than six years in the role just as trade and ties with Russia shows signs of recovering.

Mr McCarthy, who has been responsible for EI’s activities in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since 2011, will leave at the end of this month, according to sources close to the government agency. A spokeswoman for Enterprise Ireland said it does not comment on the “the tenure of individual employees,” but insisted the agency is retaining Moscow as part of its network of 33 international offices. (Read more….)