08 Jun 2012
Chrysler Takes Pride of Place at “Festa della Repubblica”
FIAT attends “Festa della Repubblica” celebrations at Italian Ambassador’s Lucan, Co. Dublin residence. Chrysler products showcased to highlights the brand’s remarkable turnaround under FIAT.
Dignitaries, diplomats and members of the Irish-Italian business community were amongst the invited guests to this year's "Festa della Repubblica" garden party at the Italian Ambassador's residence, in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Attendance at this annual celebration was especially strong this year as members and friends of the Italian community in Ireland were keen to wish the newly-appointed Italian Ambassador of Ireland, His Excellency Dr. Maurizio Zanini, well in his new role.
One of Italy's best-known company's, FIAT Group, was represented at the event by its Managing Director, Adrian C. Walsh, who this year decided to add an extra element of celebration to the event by bringing along a range of Chrysler and Jeep vehicles, highlighting FIAT Group's successful turnaround of the America carmaker which as recently as 2009 was in danger of going out of business but which in 2012 posted first quarter profits of $740 million.
Of particular interest amongst the assembled guests was the Chrysler 300C luxury car which had been brought in from the UK especially for the event. The flagship Chrysler model has just gone on sale in Ireland with prices for the exceptionally-well equipped saloon starting at just €57,995.
Note to Editors:
"Festa della Repubblica" (The Feast of the Republic) is celebrated annually on June 2nd to commemorate the 1946 institutional referendum, which led to the formation of the first Italian government.