Minister Donohoe begins official 4 day visit to Washington D.C. and New York

13th November, 2017

Minister travels to the US to talk tax, trade and the importance of the Irish-US relationship


The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD will from today (Monday) begin a four day official visit to Washington D.C. and New York.


The Minister will meet with key members of the US Administration as well as political figures on Capitol Hill to discuss a wide range of issues including our strong bilateral economic relationship, EU –US relations, as well as international tax issues.  A particular focus will be the prospects for US tax reform in the context of current developments in this area. 


In a keynote address to the Brookings Institute scheduled for today (Monday), the Minister will speak about the challenges of Brexit for Ireland and the EU. He will also outline the mutually beneficial trade relationship that Ireland and America share and reiterate our determination to foster and enhance that relationship for the benefit of both economies.


Over the course of his visit, Minister Donohoe will highlight Ireland’s commitment to the implementation of all of the OECD measures necessary to ensure that Ireland’s tax code meets the highest international standards.


Speaking in advance of his visit the Minister said: ‘The key objective of my visit to Washington DC, is to engage with the US Administration and with both sides of Congress on issues such as international trade, the importance of a global approach to tax and the challenge of Brexit’. 
“I will be updating a number of our key political contacts on developments in Ireland, including our continued economic progress and the ongoing work to prepare for Brexit. While here I will also be emphasising the continued importance of the Ireland-US economic trade relationship.”


Outline of itinerary in Washington DC and NYC:

  • Meeting at the World Bank
  • Meeting at the IMFAll Posts
  • Roundtable Lunch with prominent DC-based media
  • Public Address to The Brookings Institute followed by roundtable discussion
  • Business Leaders’ Breakfast Meeting in consultation with IDA
  • Meetings on Capitol Hill
  • Meeting New York Times Editorial Board
  • Meeting and interview at Bloomberg Interview
  • IDA Client Meetings