Dáil Éireann - Volume 393 - 23 November, 1989
Written Answers. - US Prosecution of Aer Lingus Subsidiary.
Mr. G. Mitchell Mr. G. Mitchell
25. Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if discussions took place between the Irish and US Governments concerning the prosecution of an Aer Lingus subsidiary in Florida; if so, the nature of these discussions; and their outcome.
Mr. McCartan Mr. McCartan
62. Mr. McCartan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding the fine imposed by a US court as a result of allegations that a subsidiary of Aer Lingus had been involved in the supply of aircraft parts to Iran, if he has discussed this matter or plans to discuss it  with his counterpart in the US Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Collins) Gerard Collins
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Collins): I propose to take Questions Nos. 25 and 62 together.
Our ambassador in Washington was in contact with the US State Department to advise the US Government authorities of our interest in a matter concerning the national airline. This was referred to in the Dáil on 13 December 1988. It would not be appropriate or in accordance with normal practice to go into details of these contacts.
As the Deputy is aware, this case has now been settled. Accordingly, there is no intention to raise it with the US at government level.
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