Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (103)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

103. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount spent by his Department on the recent visit by the President of the United States in June 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24969/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The recent visit of the President of the United States of America and First Lady Melania Trump to Ireland served to support the promotion of Ireland’s interests in the US and also contributed to the development of our strong economic, political and cultural links with the US.

Costs relating to the visit which will be charged to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are not yet finalised. To date we have received invoices totalling €1,355.00 and these are currently being processed for payment.

I will be happy to provide the Deputy with the final costs in due course.