Ireland will take a back seat as Biden seeks to fix America

Joe Biden’s misty-eyed rhetoric about the old country won’t necessarily translate into better business deals between the US and Ireland

24th January, 2021
Ireland will take a back seat as Biden seeks to fix America
US president Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden arrive for his inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC Picture: Getty

The coronavirus pandemic has diluted, but not derailed, plans for a scaled down version of the Taoiseach’s annual St Patrick’s week visit to Washington. At the time of writing, planning for an official visit by the Taoiseach in mid-March is going ahead.

While many of the dozen or so ancillary events that normally accompany the visit are likely to be shelved or skeletal at best, plans are afoot to ensure that...

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