Ministers' trips: Who's going where and for how long

 

Taoiseach Brian Cowen: Chicago, San Jose, Washington: (8 days)

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan: Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf (4 days)

Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith, Agriculture: Rome and Milan (4 days).

Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin: Washington (5 days)

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern: Paris (5 days)

Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey: Georgia and Savannah (8 days)

Minister for Social Affairs Mary Hanafin: Philadelphia (5 days)

Minister of State for Children Barry Andrews: New York (6 days)

Minister of State for Community Affairs John Curran: Birmingham and London (6 days)

Minister of State for Health John Moloney: Edinburgh and Glasgow (3 days)

Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe: Tokyo and Seoul (9 days)

Minister of State for the Environment Michael Finneran, (below right): Beijing and Shanghai (9 days)

Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan: New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore (9 days)

Minister for Community Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív: Warsaw and Vienna (7 days)

Minister of State for Trade Billy Kelleher, (pictured left): Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth (12 days)

Minister for Health Mary Harney: Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington (15 days).

Minister of State for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary: Toronto and Boston (minimum of 7 days)

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dick Roche: Moscow (5 days)

Minister of State for Health Áine Brady: Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki (5 days)

Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW Martin Mansergh: Amsterdam and Brussels (4 days)

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Peter Power: South Africa and Lesotho (5 days),

Minister of State for Enterprise Conor Lenihan: Hanoi, Vietnam (6 days)

Attorney-General Paul Gallagher SC: United Arab Emirates (6 days)

Chief Whip Pat Carey: Houston (cancelled)