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The Finance Minister is travelling to the US today where Brexit & tax changes will be high on the agenda

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will today begin his first official trip to the US in that position with a four-day visit to Washington DC and New York. 

Mr Donohoe will give a keynote address on the impact of Brexit on Ireland to the Washington-based think-tank, the Brookings Institution.

He will discuss what is described as "a wide range of issues including Ireland's strong bilateral economic relationship, EU-US relations, as well as international tax issues".

It is understood Mr Donohoe will be keen to discuss US tax changes as US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are determined to reform the tax code before the end of the year.

This will be of huge importance to the west of Ireland with the number of US companies operating here.

He will be stressing that Ireland's tax code meets international standards given there has much commentary of late in the US equating Ireland to an international tax haven.

Mr Donohoe will also meet officials from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

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