To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of meetings he has attended of the Cabinet Committee on Brexit chaired by An Taoiseach since it was established; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Darragh O'Brien.
* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017.
Ref No: 9797/17
The Cabinet Committee on Brexit, chaired by the Taoiseach, has met six times to date.
A further meeting is scheduled to take place on 8 March, just in advance of the European Council in Brussels (9-10 March).
I have attended five of the six meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Brexit, missing only the Committee meeting on 7 November 2016, as at that time I was accompanying President Higgins on the State Visit to Vietnam. In addition to this Cabinet Committee, Brexit related matters are also regularly discussed at plenary meetings of Cabinet and in a wide variety of other meetings and fora.