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Ministerial Travel.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 8 October 2009

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Ceisteanna (83)

John O'Mahony


80 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of foreign visits undertaken by her and her Ministers of State in 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009; the location of each; the number of people who travelled; the cost for each trip; if she will provide the information in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35113/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Enterprise)

It has not been possible in the time available to compile all the information requested in regard to the number and location of foreign visits and the composition of travelling parties. I have therefore arranged to have the information prepared and will communicate this to the Deputy.

In relation to the costs, as I pointed out to the House, on 6 October, the information available is limited by the level at which details are recorded on my Department's financial systems.

It is not practicable, therefore, to provide details of the cost of each individual Ministerial overseas travel engagement. However, the table below provides, as far as the information is available, the total identifiable cost related to foreign travel undertaken by all Ministers and Ministers of State at my Department for each year since 2007.

Total cost related to foreign travel undertaken by Ministers and Ministers of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment 2007-2009


Total Cost





2009 (to date)