Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (67)

Eamon Ryan

Ceist:

67. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there has been contact between his Department and United States authorities in relation to President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom; and if there are plans in place in the event of a visit here. [19858/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The arrangements around a visit by the President of the United States to the United Kingdom are a matter for the US and UK authorities and we would have no involvement in such discussions.

Given the exceptionally close relations between Ireland and the United States, and the generous hospitality extended to successive Taoisigh by US Presidents at the White House during St Patrick’s Day celebrations over many years, it would only be appropriate that we would reciprocate such hospitality.

In that regard, a standing invitation has been extended to President Trump to visit Ireland, as would have been the case with his recent predecessors in office.

However, we have received no indication that any such visit is being planned.