Leo Varadkar to platform Irish concerns on Gaza during week-long visit to US

Taoiseach sets off on annual tour of the US to mark St Patrick’s Day

Leo Varadkar and Joe Biden: Officials said the leaders will discuss the ‘deep-ties’ between the United States and Ireland as the countries mark 100 years of diplomatic relations. Picture: Getty

Leo Varadkar will raise the “concerns of the Irish people on the shocking crisis in Gaza” with US President Joe Biden during a visit to Washington this week.

The Taoiseach begins a week-long itinerary of engagements in the US on Monday as part of a long-standing tradition where the Irish political leader is invited to the White House to mark St Patrick’s Day.

He will first fly to Boston for a series of political, economic ...