Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (48)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

48. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he 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. [14679/19]

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.

As part of regular Government engagement in the US, I also travelled to New York and Washington DC last month for meetings with the US Administration and other political leaders. Those meetings, and all contacts at Ministerial and official level, cover the range of issues of on-going mutual interest, as well as foreign policy issues.

With regard to the use of technology by the company in question, this issue has been raised with me at meetings with Congressional leaders and at senior official level, and it has also been raised by the US Administration with officials in my Department.