Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (665)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

665. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health 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 the persons they will meet on these trips; the purpose of the trip; the duration of the trip; if there are plans to use all of these trips to promote Ireland as a good place for doing business and as a destination for foreign direct investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21860/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I will be attending a meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) in Luxembourg on Friday 20th June 2014. Health Ministers from all 27 Member States will be present or represented. I have no other foreign trips arranged at this time.

My colleague Minister Kathleen Lynch has one foreign trip arranged. She will be attending the second International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) Forum in Malta on the 13th and 14th May.

Minister Alex White has no foreign trips arranged for this year.

The Deputy can be assured that I and the Ministers of State will continue to avail of every opportunity, both at home and abroad, to promote Ireland as a good place for doing business and encouraging direct foreign investment.