Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (315)

Terence Flanagan

Ceist:

315. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details of all official foreign trips he and Ministers of State in his Department intend to take between now and the end of 2014; if he will detail whom they will be meeting on these trips; the purpose of the trip; the duration of the trip; if there are plans to use all of these trips to promote Ireland as a good place for doing business and as a destination for foreign direct investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21862/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

In response to the Deputy's questions the following table is a list of all official foreign trips that I intend to take between now and the end of 2014:

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Details of Foreign Trips intended from 12 May, 2014 to 31 December, 2014

Date

Purpose

Details of people Minister will be meeting

Duration

Planning to promote Ireland as a good place for doing business or as a destination for foreign direct investment?

23-26 June 2014

2014 United Nations Public Service Forum, Seoul, Republic of Korea to discuss ideas and best practices for Public Service innovation.

Ministerial and high level Government officials from 100 countries.

4 days

Discussions are ongoing between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Irish Embassy with a view to arranging promotional meetings during the Minister's visit. 

There are currently no plans for any official foreign trips by the Minster of State before the end of 2014.