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Gregoire arrives in Ireland for trade mission

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire has arrived in Ireland as part of a weeklong trade mission that begins Wednesday and which will also bring her to England and Wales.

Gregoire left Washington state on Monday and arrived in Ireland Tuesday. She's leading a delegation of more than 40 people from the state's aerospace, green energy and technology industries.

On Wednesday, the governor will tour a tidal energy manufacturing facility in Dublin. She also will introduce aerospace supply companies to executives at plane manufacturer Bombardier at its Belfast office.

She will also meet with executives at Airbus at the company's Broughton, Wales, office. Gregoire and the delegation will then travel to London, where on July 9 she will help open the Washington State Pavilion at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show.

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