It's friendly neighbour 'Pascalle' back home in Tyneside
Paschal Donohoe stands on the famous High Level Bridge on the River Tyne, opened by Queen Victoria in 1849, and points out a building in the far distance.
"Built by European funding," he confides. "But of course, I can't say that in my speech."
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is in the UK on a hastily organised visit to encourage a 'Remain' vote in the forthcoming Brexit referendum.