Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 1 - President's Establishment
Vote 2 - Department of the Taoiseach

9:00 am

Mr. Martin Fraser:

It relates to state visits. It is not for airplane tickets but all of the facilities the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides for the President, both at home and abroad. The briefing material provided for the committee states where the President visited in 2017. It is, of course, a matter of public record, but it is included in the briefing material somewhere. There were state visits to Cuba, Australia and New Zealand. The state visit to Australia and New Zealand was nearly one month long. There were then official visits to Colombia, Peru, Italy, Vatican City and Scotland.