Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (289)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

289. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of all official foreign trips he and Ministers of State in his Department intend to take between now and the end of 2014; if he will detail whom they will be meeting with on these trips; the purpose and duration of each trip; if there are plans to use all of these trips to promote Ireland as a good place in which to do business and as a destination for foreign direct investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21856/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I currently do not have any official foreign travel planned.

Minister of State, Ciarán Cannon, T.D. has the following official travel planned:

In May 2014 he will travel to Brussels to attend the EU Education Council meeting.

In June 2014 he is expected to travel to Paris to address the 34rd Ashoka Global Summit, a forum in which leaders and entrepreneurs will look at ways to create social change.

The Deputy can be assured that the maximum opportunity is taken during official foreign travel to promote Ireland, in co-operation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the relevant State promotion agencies.