Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (132)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

132. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of the briefing supplied to the special envoy to the United States of America before he attended the dinner and-or a meeting with President Trump; the issues it included; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24102/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

While no formal briefing was provided to Deputy Deasy by my Department in advance of his engagements last week, I and my officials are in ongoing, frequent contact with the Deputy in the relation to his work as Special Envoy to the US Congress on the Undocumented.  

Deputy Deasy travelled to Washington, D.C. in mid-May in the context of developments on the Irish E3 Visa Bill which is currently before the US Congress. He was supported in his visit by the Americas Unit of my Department, as well as our Embassy in Washington, D.C. - as he has been on all previous visits to the US.  

I and my Department will continue to work closely with Deputy Deasy on US immigration matters in the coming months.