Dáil Éireann - Volume 517 - 05 April, 2000
Written Answers. - Official Engagements.
Mr. J. Bruton Mr. J. Bruton
49. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Taoiseach further to Parliamentary Question No. 12 of 28 March 2000, the nature of his detailed discussion with the Ireland-America Economic Advisory Board about the European MediaLab initiative; the actions, if any, he promised to undertake on his return relating to this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9728/00]
The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
The Taoiseach: As I said in my answer to Question No. 12 of 28 March 2000, at the meeting of the Ireland-America Economic Advisory Board we had a detailed discussion on developments in the Irish economy. This included presentations on e-commerce developments in Ireland and the related European MediaLab initiative. This project, which will be developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is expected to contribute to improving Ireland's e-commerce capability, not least by increasing research and development activity in this area. The members of the board seemed to feel that this was an important and worthwhile initiative.
I did not promise to undertake any actions relating to this project on my return to Ireland.
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