Government to review format of St Patrick’s Day visit to US

Although the visit was regarded as extremely successful, a government spokesman acknowledged that it may be time to review the Taoiseach’s traditional St Patrick’s Day visit to the US

18th March, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a breakfast meeting at the residence of vice-president Mike Pence Picture: Marty Katz

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, fresh from his inaugural St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington DC, is likely to make substantial changes to both the scheduling and content of the programme for next year’s event.

Although the visit was regarded as extremely successful, a government spokesman acknowledged that it may be time to review the Taoiseach’s traditional St Patrick’s Day visit to the US. “Next year, we may do things differently,” he...

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