Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (17)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

17. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the US Congressional delegation that visited Ireland. [19963/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

On 16 April last, I met with a delegation of nine from the US House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

We had a broad-ranging discussion covering Brexit and Northern Ireland, US Immigration Reform and Ireland-US bilateral relations.

Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Neal and the other members of the delegation were unwavering in their support for peace in Northern Ireland, and emphasised their view that Brexit should not impact on the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.

I thanked the delegation for their continuing support of Irish immigration priorities including the E3 Visa Bill, which has recently been reintroduced into the US Congress and mentioned also the need to find a solution for the undocumented Irish in the US.

Questions Nos. 18 and 19 resubmitted.