Minister Michael McGrath visits New York and Washington for series of engagements

Published on: 26 May 2022

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D., is this week undertaking a visit to New York and Washington DC, USA, for a series of political and economic engagements.


While in New York, Minister McGrath’s engagements will include meeting the New York City Comptroller, visiting Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland clients, and meeting a range of Irish-American business contacts. Minister McGrath will also visit the 9/11 Memorial and the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan.

In Washington DC, Minister McGrath will have meetings with political leaders on Capitol Hill, will meet the President of the National Foreign Trade Council, and will meet Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Minister McGrath will also have a number of meetings with key figures at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to discuss issues such as fiscal policy management in the current environment, climate action policies, and global economic prospects. 

Minister McGrath commented:

“I am very pleased to be undertaking an extensive programme of engagements in the United States this week providing an opportunity for political engagement, meeting with firms who have significant operations in Ireland and to thank representatives of the Irish American community for their ongoing work.

“We are at a pivotal moment in global affairs. The renewed confidence enjoyed as we emerged from the pandemic has been shaken by the truly appalling events taking place in Ukraine. However, the solidarity of the international community is a source of great hope and during my visit to the US, I will take the opportunity to highlight the role that Ireland is playing in the collective worldwide effort to aid the Ukrainian people in their hour of need.

“The visit will provide a useful opportunity to discuss important economic issues facing the international economy at this time, including the economic challenges presented by the aftermath of Covid-19 and now the war in Europe.”