Gov. Martin O'Malley headed to Europe on trade mission

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is going to France and Ireland on a trade and investment mission.

The Maryland governor is leaving Saturday.

O'Malley is going to Paris with Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray and a delegation of Maryland companies. They will be attending the International Paris Air Show on Sunday. The show is touted as the world's largest aerospace industry event. Maryland will have a booth at the event for participating Maryland companies.

O'Malley also is going to Ireland on a three-day trip to Dublin.

The governor will address the Dublin Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

He also is scheduled to meet with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny while attending the 2013 Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference Gala Dinner on Friday.