US Customs & Border Protection

April 17th, 2008 - Pat Breen

QUESTION NO: 72

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Lenihan)

by Deputy Pat Breen

for ORAL on Thursday, 17th April, 2008.

To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he discussed the extension of the US customs and border protection facility at Shannon Airport with the US President, Mr. George Bush in Washington recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Pat Breen

REPLY.

I did not discuss this issue during my recent Ministerial engagements in the US.

However, my Department has been and continues to be involved in the ongoing negotiations with the US authorities on the possible extension of US customs and border protection facilities at Shannon Airport.