19 Minister will travel to 21 countries
An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister Richard Bruton announced international ministerial trips by Irish ministers this St. Patrick's Day. These trips are mainly made up of trade missions around the world as the world turns green for St. Patrick's Day (March 17th).
Eamon Gilmore will travel to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. 'Invest in Ireland' will see An Tánaiste meet with over 20 IDA target companies. Then he will travel to New Orleans and Washington D.C. for meetings with President Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Minister Richard Bruton will travel to the cities of Munich, Cologne and Dusseldorf on his Germany trip. He will be part of a trade delegation consisting of the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia.
The table below outlines each minister and their trips.
|Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans||Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore||Foreign Affairs|
|New York & Pittsburgh||Minister Pat Rabbitte||Communications, Energy and Natural Resources|
|Boston||Minister Phil Hogan||Environment, Community and Local Government|
|Chicago||Minister Joan Burton||Social Protection|
|Newark||Minister of State Alan Kelly||Transport, Tourism and Sport|
|Canada||Minister Jimmy Deenihan||Art, Culture and An Gealteach|
|London, Birmingham||Minister James Reilly||Health|
|Glasgow, Edinburgh||MoS John Perry||Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation|
|Germany||Minister Richard Bruton||Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation|
|France||Attorney General Máire Whelan||Attorny General's Office|
|Belgium, Luxembourg||MoS Brian Hayes||Public Expenditure and Reform|
|Italy||MoS Michael Ring||Transport, Tourism and Sport|
|China||Minister Ruairí Quinn||Education and Skills|
|Japan, Korea||Minister Leo Varadkar||Transport, Tourism and Sport|
|India||Minister Frances Fitzgerald||Children and Youth Affairs|
|Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines||Minister Brendan Howlin||Public Expenditure and Reform|
|Lebanon, Israel and Palestine||Minister Alan Shatter||Justice, Defence and Equality|
|Saudi Arabia||MoS Jan O’Sullivan||Health|
|Australia, New Zealand||MoS Paul Kehoe||Cheif Whip/Defence|