Saturday 20 January 2018

Noonan left in charge as 20 ministers head off around world for St Patrick’s Day

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

UP to 20 Government ministers will head off across the world for St Patrick's Day - but Finance Minister Michael Noonan will be staying at home to mind the country.

The Government has finally confirmed the list of destinations for annual departures.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore will both be in the United States, along with four other ministers heading stateside.


Here's the full list of destinations:

New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

New York and Pittsburgh Minister Pat Rabbitte

Boston Minister Phil Hogan

Chicago Minister Joan Burton

Newark Minister of State Alan Kelly

Canada Minister Jimmy Deenihan

London, Birmingham Minister James Reilly

Glasgow, Edinburgh Minister John Perry

Germany Minister Richard Bruton 

France Attorney General Máire Whelan

Belgium, Luxembourg Minister Brian Hayes

Italy      Minister Michael Ring

China   Minister Ruairí Quinn

Japan, Korea    Minister Leo Varadkar

India     Minister Frances Fitzgerald

Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines Minister Brendan Howlin

Lebanon, Israel and Palestine Minister Alan Shatter

Saudi Arabia    Minister Jan O’Sullivan

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