Written Answers. - EU Presidency.

Ivor Callely

Ceist:

504 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Justice the projected number of visits which she will undertake between now and the end of December 1996, in the context of Ireland's Presidency of the EU, to EU member destinations, other European destinations, North American destinations, African destinations and other destinations; the total cost of such travel; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16642/96]

My present intention is to visit two EU member destinations between now and the end of 1996. If it becomes necessary for me to make any further visits. I will consider the matter having regard to my other ministerial commitments. I am unable to put a cost on these visits at the present time.