Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 31 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Deputy Damien English Deputy Damien English
Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the amount that was spent by his Department on official hospitality in the past 12 months. [26580/07]
Deputy Dermot Ahern Deputy Dermot Ahern
Deputy Dermot Ahern: In the past 12 months, costs of €757,417 were accrued by my Department in respect of official hospitality provided in Ireland. The purpose of this hospitality is to promote bilateral relations with other states in the context of visits by Heads of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and other high-level guests.
Dáil Éireann 640 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.