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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 29 Apr 1969

Vol. 240 No. 1

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ministers' Visits to US.


asked the Taoiseach if he will list the number of visits by members of the Government over the past two years to the US; the particular Ministers involved; and the purposes of their visits.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate in the Official Report a statement giving, in relation to official visits, the information requested.

Following is the statement:

Member of Government

Number of Visits to the USA

Purposes of Visits



To attend funeral of the late Senator Kennedy.

Visit in course of return journey from Japan—dealt with in reply to Question No. 2 of 23rd October, 1968.

Tánaiste and Minister for External Affairs


Attendances at sessions of United Nations General Assembly (4).

Attendance at funeral of late President Eisenhower.

Meeting with Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Minister for Transport and Power


To open new offices of Aer Lingus, New York.

Minister for Finance


To open Ireland House, New York.

Minister for Education


To address the NUI Graduates Club, New York, and to promote the activities of Bord Fáilte.

Minister for Social Welfare


To attend United Nations International Conference of Ministers responsible for Social Welfare.

Minister for Industry and Commerce


Trade and industrial promotion.

Minister for Health


To examine possibilities in connection with the development of services for mentally handicapped in this country.