Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ceisteanna (40)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

40. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the breakdown of costs for his Department associated with the visit of the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump; the number of personnel dispatched; the number of overtime hours worked by staff; the transportation and other associated costs involved in sending Departmental staff to County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27377/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The recent visit of the President of the United States of America and First Lady Melania Trump to Ireland served to support the promotion of Ireland’s interests in the US and also contributed to the development of our strong economic, political and cultural links with the US.

No. of staff dispatched to Co. Clare for the visit

No. of overtime hours worked

Associated transport and accommodation costs

13

64.5

€15,810*

*Transport costs (which include media transport) relating to the visit which will be charged to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are not yet finalised.

I will be happy to provide the Deputy with the final costs in due course.