Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (103)

Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

103. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach if he discussed the undocumented Irish at his meetings in the United States of America; and if so, the response he received. [39952/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

During my recent visit to Los Angeles, I met with representatives of groups that support Irish immigrants on the West Coast of the US. The Government’s Emigrant Support Programme provides very significant levels of funding to support the work of such groups in the USA, including almost €4 million in 2017. While I did not meet on this occasion with representatives of the US administration or Congress, the Government continues to highlight the situation facing undocumented Irish citizens in the US at every available opportunity.