Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (131)

Richard Boyd Barrett


131. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach the breakdown of costs to his Department for the visit of President Donald Trump. [27468/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The breakdown of costs paid to date by my Department for the visit of President Trump, in June of this year, are as set out below:

Staff travel and subsistence €4,556.72

Hotel costs (staff) €1,000.00

Gifts presented €344.10

Further invoices are expected in relation to this visit, which include provision of media facilities at Shannon Airport, catering and additional hotel costs.

Several state agencies and Departments were involved in the preparations for the visit and costs are borne by each of them in respect of services provided.