Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

78. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the US Vice President, Mr. Pence, and the issues discussed. [36954/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I met the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Tuesday 3 September. The Vice President was on an official visit to Ireland, marking the latest in a series of high-level visits by representatives of the US Government this year, including President Trump and Speaker Pelosi.

I was pleased to host the Vice President, the Second Lady and other family members for a lunch, which was largely social in nature.

The Vice President and I, accompanied by officials, then held a bilateral meeting at which we discussed several issues of mutual interest including US-Ireland bilateral relations, including economic relations; Brexit, including its potential impacts on this island; developments relating to Northern Ireland; and immigration issues. We also discussed international trade, including the prospect for an EU-US trade agreement.