The US President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland continues today with set-piece engagements, including an address to the Irish parliament.
Reports say he will spend most of the day in the company of leading Irish politicians and meet Irish President Michael Higgins. His visit to the Republic of Ireland encompasses both the personal and the political.
Biden reportedly visited both Dundalk and his ancestral roots in the town of Carlingford in County Louth.
Biden will begin his working day with a visit to Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of the Irish president in Dublin’s Phoenix Park where he is expected to inspect a military guard of honour, plant an oak tree to mark the occasion, sign the visitors book and ring the Bell of Peace.