Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
508. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the Minister of State with responsibility for defence met the European Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc on 1 February 2019 and not him; if this was an official meeting; if officials from his Department were present; if his attention was drawn to the meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8986/19]
My understanding is that the meeting was organised by Minister of State Paul Kehoe and included a delegation comprising of Rosslare Europort, Wexford County Council, a private freight company (Perennial Freight), and Irish Rail. Ireland's European Commissioner, Phil Hogan, was also in attendance. My office was not contacted about the meeting and no officials from this Department attended.