Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (296)

Charlie O'Connor

Ceist:

425 Mr. O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the plans his Department has to promote Ireland's EU Presidency with the Irish public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2791/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

There are a range of measures used to promote Ireland's Presidency of the European Union. The Department of Foreign Affairs has a website,www.eu2004.ie, dedicated to the Presidency, to which the Department of Transport has contributed. In addition, the Department of Transport has its own website, www.transport.ie. The text of my speech on the presentation of Ireland's Presidency programme for the transport sector to the Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels was placed on the website recently. Furthermore, my press office arranges briefings on Presidency related matters on a regular basis.