Four cities are on the itinerary for Varadkar’s US trip, which begins today.
TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR touches down in the United States today, as part of a week-long visit taking in St Patrick’s Day across the Atlantic.
Four cities are on his itinerary, taking in the deep south, the mid-west and the east coast of the US.
The purpose of his trip is “to advance Ireland’s economic and political interests in the US, and to celebrate new and old cultural and community ties,” according to a government statement.
Varadkar will also use his meeting with President Donald Trump to “emphasise the strength of Irish-US relations and to highlight the case of the undocumented Irish”.
TheJournal.ie’s political reporter Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Leo Varadkar’s visit to Washington this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday.