Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (444)

Terence Flanagan

Ceist:

444. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 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 with 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. [21855/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I have set out the following tables details of all official foreign trips currently scheduled between now and the end of 2014, for both myself and Minister of State O'Dowd. Where the diary allows, our Offices liaise with the relevant Embassy/Consul General regarding our availability to undertake any trade or FDI promotion opportunities.

Minister Rabbitte

Date

Location

Duration

Purpose

15 May

Athens

Overnight

Attendance at Informal Meeting of EU Energy Ministers

5 June

London

4 hours

Meeting with Qatar Energy Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada

5 June

Luxembourg

Overnight

Attendance at EU Telecoms Council

13 June

Luxembourg

Possible Overnight

Attendance at EU Energy Council

Minister of State O'Dowd

Date

Location

Duration

Purpose

15 May

London

Overnight

London Irish Business Society (LIBS) Panel Embassy Event - Oil and Gas, the Opportunities for Ireland

4 June

New York

4 Days (still in the planning stages)

Sustainable Energy for All Forum (UN Event)