Dáil Éireann - Volume 451 - 04 April, 1995
Written Answers. - Newfoundland Cultural Links.
Mr. Deasy Mr. Deasy
48. Mr. Deasy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will promote cultural links between the south-east of Ireland and Newfoundland. [4689/95]
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring) Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring)
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring): I am well aware of the close historic ties between the south  east of Ireland — Waterford and Wexford in particular — and Newfoundland due largely to the pattern of past emigration from those counties.
Recognising the importance of these ties of kinship the Cultural Relations Committee of my Department, over the years, has recommended financial support for cultural exchanges and other activities with Newfoundland. In addition, our ambassador to Canada regularly visits Newfoundland to support and promote Irish interests, including our cultural interests, there.
Dáil Éireann 451 Written Answers. Newfoundland Cultural Links.