Published on Wednesday12thDecember2018

Minister Donohoe meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in Washington DC

20181211 Minister Donohoe Steve Mnuchin

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon met with US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven T. Mnuchin, as part of his official visit to Washington DC. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the strong bilateral economic and trade relationship between Ireland and the US, as well as the global economy and the international economic outlook.

Speaking after the meeting, Minister Donohoe said:

I have had a productive discussion with Secretary Mnuchin on our bilateral relations, including the strong two-way trade and investment relationship our countries enjoy. We discussed the jobs US investment supports in Ireland, and Irish investment supports in the United States. I impressed on Secretary Mnuchin the importance the Government attaches to finding a solution to the issues faced by Aughinish Alumina.

We also discussed the global economic situation, EU-US relations, and the importance of pursuing global solutions in relation to taxation. The United States is an important partner for Ireland, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Secretary Mnuchin and his colleagues on these and other issues.

During his visit, Minister Donohoe will also meet with Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Kevin Hassett; Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Clete Willems.