Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (78)

Micheál Martin


78. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the US Vice President, Mr. Pence, and the issues discussed. [36954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I met the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Tuesday 3 September. The Vice President was on an official visit to Ireland, marking the latest in a series of high-level visits by representatives of the US Government this year, including President Trump and Speaker Pelosi.

I was pleased to host the Vice President, the Second Lady and other family members for a lunch, which was largely social in nature.

The Vice President and I, accompanied by officials, then held a bilateral meeting at which we discussed several issues of mutual interest including US-Ireland bilateral relations, including economic relations; Brexit, including its potential impacts on this island; developments relating to Northern Ireland; and immigration issues. We also discussed international trade, including the prospect for an EU-US trade agreement.