Written Answers. - EU Presidency.

Ivor Callely

Ceist:

590 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment if he will give details of the programme of meetings and dinner functions he intends to host in Ireland for the EU Council of Ministers in the context of Ireland's Presidency of the EU; the venues for such functions; the numbers attending; the basis on which the venue was chosen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16687/96]

As President of the EU Council of Industry Ministers I will chair two formal meetings, the first on 8 October and the second on 14 November. Neither of these Council meetings will take place in Ireland. There will be no informal meeting of EU Ministers for Industry in Ireland during the current Presidency.