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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# St Patrick's Day

This year
2023
Council and Fáilte Ireland 'strongly disagreed' with month-long St Patrick's Day Festival plan
Two reports on the festival have been released in redacted form.
'I'm absolutely focused': Eamon Ryan intends to lead Greens into next General Election
A report by
Tadgh McNally
In an interview with The Journal, Ryan said that he wanted to deliver “profound change”.
Quiz: How much do you know about these famous Patricks (and Patricias)?
It is Paddy’s weekend after all.
Beneath green shamrocks and fluff of St Patrick's Day lies Ireland's soft power busy at work
Ireland sees cringeworthy flattery of the US as warranted if it achieves the end goal.
Poll: Do you like Niall Horan's music?
The Mullingar man performed at the White House for St Patrick’s Day last night.
Niall Horan told he can 'come back anytime' by Biden as he rounds off White House Patrick's Day
The Mullingar singer wished everyone a ‘happy St Paddy’s Day’.
QUIZ: How much do you know about the man behind the holiday?
Test your knowledge of our patron saint.
In pictures: St Patrick's Day parades around the country
There were floats of every shape and size around the country.
Watch: Temple Bar is now heaving as St Patrick's Day becomes night
Not going to step foot in Temple Bar today? Watch it from a distance.
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
The meeting and ceremony will round out several days of diplomacy and celebrations in the US and beyond for St Patrick’s week.
AS IT HAPPENED: St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
St Patrick's Day state visits: How a bowl of shamrocks turned into a global soft power mission
St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
It’s the most Irish day of the year..
The most Irish day of the year has kicked off with parades small and large around the country
Follow along for updates on festivities at home and abroad
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
Where are the biggest parades today and what is happening across this weekend?
Poll: Will you attend a St Patrick's Day parade today?
Or will you be staying on the couch?
'We were robbed': Eamon Ryan lashes Academy over Banshees of Inisherin Oscar snub
Ryan singled out actress Kerry Condon for praise for her performance in the fim.
Rain and drizzle (and maybe some thunderstorms) expected for St Patrick's Day
The east and northeast will get the best of the dry weather today.
Niall Horan 'looking forward' to performing at the White House for St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will be meeting with US President Joe Biden tomorrow.
Banshees in Beijing: Embassy due to host screening as Eamon Ryan arrives in Chinese capital
The Environment Minister has spent recent days in both Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day?
Almost €175,000 was spent last year to send ministers abroad on trade missions for St Patrick’s Day.
Taoiseach recalls last trip to DC when he told an Irish nation it was going into lockdown
This year’s Ireland Funds dinner went off without a hitch this year.
President Higgins links struggles of migrants to our patron saint in St Patrick's Day message
The president stated that ‘a poisonous xenophobia, new and recalled, has taken hold in so many places’.
Taoiseach says we've yet to turn the corner on the housing crisis, rules out reopening budget
Micheál Martin says a corner has been turned on housing.
Varadkar: 'We'll roll out the red carpet for Joe Biden's visit to Ireland next month'
Taoiseach to attend $1,000 per plate gala dinner this evening.
HSE issues warning about ‘additional pressure’ on emergency departments over St Patrick’s weekend
The HSE’s chief operations officer said St Patrick’s weekend ‘historically brings additional pressure’.
Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?
It’s just two days away.
Eamon Ryan quotes Daniel O'Connell as he reiterates support for Ukraine on Asian TV
Ryan spoke with CNBC Asia overnight, saying that Ireland was not neutral on the war in Ukraine.
Tourism Ireland pauses long-running 'Global Greening', citing the energy crisis
The campaign was also put on pause last year in the weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Sinn Féin motion to call for eviction ban to be extended to January 2024
Speaking to reporters in New York last night, Mary Lou McDonald said her party will move the motion today.
'We have turned a corner': Pre-budget tax breaks for renters and landlords dismissed by Tánaiste
The Tánaiste said a corner has been turned on housing.
Snow and ice warning in place until midday, with a showery St Patrick's day in store
Ulster, Connacht, and north Leinster fall under the Status Yellow warning that is in place until 12pm.
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm very optimistic about what lies ahead for Northern Ireland'
Tánaiste Micheál Martin arrived in New York yesterday.
Eamon Ryan touts 'green revolution' in China as he heads from Shanghai to Hong Kong
The Environment Minister is travelling to Hong Kong and Beijing this week for St Patrick’s Day.
Micheál Martin to ring NASDAQ opening bell as St Patrick's exodus begins
Micheál Martin will arrive in New York today.
Here's what Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald will be up to in the US next week
Leo Varadkar will meet the US president in the White House on Friday.
Catherine Martin to meet with Sony and Disney studios during LA trade mission to Oscars
Martin will seek to strengthen working relationships between the Irish screen sector and some of the world’s largest film studios.
World Cup-bound Diane Caldwell and Vera Pauw to lead St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin
Defender Diane Caldwell, manager Vera Pauw and former international Paula Gorham will be at the front of this year’s parade.
Taoiseach heading to Washington for St Patrick's Day as ministers set to travel across the globe
Ministers and Ministers of State are off on their traditional jaunts around the globe to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Cabinet to sign off on the list of St Patrick’s Day visits for ministers across the globe
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to meet US President Joe Biden on St Patrick’s Day.
Last year
2022
Tuxedo rental and novelty socks: The €175k cost of the Govt's St Patrick's Day trips this year
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The annual junkets returned in March after a two-year hiatus.
Figures released under FOI show how the Government paid to promote Ireland abroad last March.
Members of Cabinet and over 40 civil servants visited 28 countries as part of the annual visits this year.
The total cost was around €85,000 cheaper than the last pre-Covid programme in 2019.
Gardaí arrest over 400 people across Dublin over Patrick's Day festival
Most of the arrests were for public order offences.
Most 'Irish' president since JFK: Biden in the White House 'enormously helpful' to Ireland
US ‘has skin in the game’ when it comes to maintaining peace in NI, says Congressman Brendan Boyle.
Taoiseach says Biden 'can't wait to come back to Ireland' but no date set for visit
Officials would like to get the Taoiseach back to Washington later in the year with another trip to the White House perhaps on the cards.