Thursday, 5 July 2018

Questions (80)

Micheál Martin

Question:

80. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he attended a concert (details supplied) in New York to which UN ambassadors were invited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29856/18]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Tánaiste attended the concert in New York on 1 July on the eve of the official launch of Ireland’s candidature for election to the Security Council for the term 2021-2022.

Close to 150 Member States were represented at the concert. The event provided representatives of the UN Member States with an opportunity to experience one of Ireland’s best known cultural acts immediately prior to the campaign launch, building awareness of our candidature.