Taoiseach Micheál Martin to carry assembly with Boris Johnson
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to fulfill British prime minister Boris Johnson over the weekend as a part of a programme of occasions to mark St Patrick’s Day.
The leaders will focus on the continuing disaster in Ukraine in addition to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Following his journey to the UK, Mr Martin will journey to Washington DC the place he’ll meet US president Joe Biden.
On Friday the Taoiseach will attend a reception hosted by the lord mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny, the place he’ll meet members of the enterprise group from the UK and Ireland.
On Saturday, the Taoiseach will attend an Enterprise Ireland enterprise occasion and roundtable on the Embassy of Ireland.
Mr Martin will then watch the Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Twickenham, which is able to embody a bilateral assembly with Mr Boris Johnson.
It is predicted the leaders will focus on Irish and British relations and the continuing humanitarian disaster in Ukraine.
The day will conclude with a dinner at which the Taoiseach will likely be visitor of honour of the St Patrick’s Day Ball Committee.
On Sunday, the Taoiseach will attend London’s St Patrick’s Day pageant and parade, which this 12 months will rejoice “community” and key employees in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Taoiseach will then journey to Washington DC for a collection of engagements.
On Tuesday a cultural programme will embody a ceremony in honour of the late former SDLP chief and civil rights campaigner John Hume, a Tourism Ireland reception and a efficiency of Riverdance.
A spokesman for the Government stated Wednesday will function a collection of financial engagements, together with a Women in Business Executive roundtable, a US Chamber of Commerce and Science Foundation Ireland occasion, and the Ireland Funds’ thirtieth National Gala.
On St Patrick’s Day, the Taoiseach will attend a collection of occasions on the White House and Capitol Hill, together with a breakfast hosted by US vp Kamala Harris, the Speakers Lunch on Capitol Hill, a bilateral between the Taoiseach and Mr Biden, in addition to the standard Shamrock Ceremony and Ambassador’s St Patrick’s Day Reception.
In conferences, the leaders are anticipated to debate the cultural and financial ties between Ireland and the US, in addition to the state of affairs in Ukraine and ongoing assist for the Good Friday Agreement.