Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (55)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

55. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has been contacted by representatives of the administration of the United States of America with regard to the use of technology by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4857/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

My Department has regular, constructive contacts with the US Administration both through our Embassy and Mission network in the US and through the US Embassy here in Dublin. Those contacts cover the full range of issues of on-going mutual interest and emerging foreign policy issues. In that context, I can confirm the Secretary General of my Department met with the US Chargé on 24 January for a wide-ranging discussion, during which the US approach to the company in question was briefly raised.

As part of on-going contacts with the US, I will be travelling to New York and Washington DC next week for a range of meetings with the Administration and with Congressional leaders.