The Government has announced its St Patrick's Day programme for 2019, with the Taoiseach and his ministers travelling far and wide to represent the country abroad.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit once again Washington DC, with a government minister visiting every EU capital.
There will also be representation in the Middle East, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region over the St Patrick's Day period, as the Government pushes its claims for a seat on the UN Security Council from 2021.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said visits have been planned for Wellington, New Zealand, and Vancouver, Canada, where Ireland opened new diplomatic missions last year.
Ministerial visits have also been planned for Colombia's capital Bogota, Santiago in Chile, Mumbai in India, and Los Angeles ahead of the opening of new Irish embassies and consulates in the cities this year.
The @dfatirl has confirmed that the Taoiseach @campaignforleo will visit Washington DC again this year for St Patrick’s Day. Ministers will visit other US cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Atlanta & Seattle. @rtenews pic.twitter.com/WLU4fHw2kq— Brian O'Donovan (@BrianOD_News) January 22, 2019
Who is going where this St Patrick's Day?
France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, the Hague - Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney
United Kingdom - Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe
Argentina and Chile - Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy
Spain and Portugal - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed
New York - Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan
San Francisco, Los Angeles - Minister for Health, Simon Harris
Italy and Malta - Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty
Finland and China - Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh
Cyprus, Lebanon and Jordan - Minister for Defence, Paul Kehoe
Japan and South Korea - Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan
Australia, New Zealand and Singapore - Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys
Canada, Toronto and Ottawa - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton
United Arab Emirates - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross
South Africa, Namibia and Botswana - Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone
Denmark and Sweden - Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee
Boston and Pennsylvania - Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne
Austin, Denver and Kansas - Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor
Savannah and Atlanta - Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton
Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle - Minister of State for the Diaspora and Development, Ciaran Cannon
Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia - Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O'Donovan
India - Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly
Australia and Timor Leste - Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damian English
Mexico and Cuba - Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath
Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay - Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen
Chicago - Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring
Germany and the Netherlands - Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D'Arcy
France and Luxembourg - Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan
Slovakia, Austria and Hungary - Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne
Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia - Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle
Poland and Czech Republic - Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin Boxer Moran
Greece, Romania and Bulgaria - Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development, Sean Canney
Scotland - Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin
Russia - Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann, Senator Denis O'Donovan
Washington - Attorney General, Seamus Woulfe SC
Brazil - Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, Seán Ó Fearghaíl