Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (16, 17)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

12 Mr. O'Dowd asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the efforts he will make to improve the transatlantic relationship during Ireland's Presidency of the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4274/04]

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Brian O'Shea

Question:

88 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he expects an EU/US summit to be held during the course of the Irish Presidency of the EU; the likely location of such a summit; if he expects that President Bush will visit Ireland for such a summit; and if he will make a statement on the matter [4197/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 12 and 88 together.

I refer the Deputies to my reply to priority Questions Nos. 1 and 2 dated today on the same issue.