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Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with US President Barack Obama in the White House last March
Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with US President Barack Obama in the White House last March
Image: (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

GOVERNMENT MINISTERS WILL be travelling around the world for St Patrick’s Day to promote Ireland abroad.

Ministers will travel to countries including America, Japan, Australia,Saudi Arabia, India, England and South Korea for trade missions, which the government says is a key part of its jobs strategy for 2013. However some critics have dismissed the trips as junkets which provide little return and cost a significant amount of money.

What do you think: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad to promote Ireland on St Patrick’s Day?


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