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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Visit

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Invitation
Joe Biden confirms intention to visit NI and Republic for Good Friday Agreement anniversary
Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said it is “very welcome news”.
Last year
# grain export
Minister Coveney meets Ukrainian foreign minister on one-day visit to Odesa
‘This is about solidarity, its about understanding what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine,’ the minister said.
# Royal Visit
UK's King Charles leaves NI after memorial service attended by Taoiseach and President Higgins
The new Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris greeted King Charles at Belfast City Airport.
# ww2
Taoiseach pays emotional visit to Singapore prison camp that held his uncle
Micheal Martin’s uncle Philip Martin spent three years interned in the camp during the Second World War.
# Visit
British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.
All time
# Le Tour
'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.
# Building Bridges
President Joe Biden to travel to UK and Belgium in June
Biden will attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall before travelling to Brussels for the NATO summit.
# grow the game
Joe Schmidt to work with Spain team for a day ahead of big Georgia clash
The former Ireland boss is also set to coach the Classic All Blacks in May.
# Snub
Baseball star to skip White House over 'divisive' Trump
Sean Doolittle is not a fan of the US President.
# Change Of Plan
Mike Pence visit to Ireland to be brought forward to Monday
Pence was due to arrive in Ireland next Friday, but his plans have changed.
# Nixon in Dublin
'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970
Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.
# Red Carpet
Donald Trump has met the Queen (and called Sadiq Khan a 'stone cold loser')
The US president had also made some controversial comments about Brexit ahead of his trip.
# Visit
'A total exaggeration': Tánaiste dismisses reports of row between government and US over Trump visit
It has been widely reported that Trump will be in the country for a number of days at the beginning of June.
# papal treatment
Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit
Figures show the OPS spent €2,404 on flowers and more than €6,000 for the hire of ATM units.
# Call out
Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia
Time to dig through the attic.
# omission
Joe Schmidt says Tadhg Beirne's Ireland situation is 'complicated'
The Ireland boss indicated that the Scarlets lock will visit the national team during the Six Nations.
# fighting back
Ryan Shazier 'working harder than ever' as he visits first training session since horror injury
The linebacker was seriously injured late in the season.
# Donald Trump
After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico
Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort.
# Manchester
Ariana Grande visits injured fans in hospital
The singer will play at a star-studded benefit concert tomorrow.
# it's a date
Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II
The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.
# havana holiday
After praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today
The president was criticised for his tribute in praise of Fidel Castro when he died aged 90 last November.
# Blues Brothers
Cahill and Terry visit Mason in hospital following midfielder's surgery on skull fracture
Antonio Conte has also wished the 25-year-old well.
# Migrant camps
Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece
Greece and Italy have been the first point of entry for most of the more than one million migrants since 2015.
# head honcho
Pope Francis' 2018 visit to Ireland will be a 'great gift' - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
An official invitation was extended to the Pope this morning by the Taoiseach.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you welcome the Pope's visit to Ireland?
The Taoiseach will meet the Pope at the Vatican next week and said he will express government support for a visit.
# ticket touting
Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.
# bonjour
President Hollande recognises Ireland is a "special" case in Brexit talks
The French president said the sooner Britain triggers Brexit the better.
# Making Friends
Joe Biden has taken time out from his Irish visit to have a go at Trump
The US Vice President gave a key speech at Dublin Castle today on the fourth day of his visit.
# air force two
Pics: This is how Joe Biden arrived in Mayo today
The VP has landed in his ancestral home county.
# The Hills of Donegal
Prince Charles is heading to Donegal today
The Prince will visit two castles and one college.
# thanks for nothing barack
Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama
Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.
# Bowl of Shamrock
Enda's St Patrick's trip to the US has been cut to just one day
He’ll still hand over the bowl of shamrock.
# speechless mammy
Aer Lingus brought these Irish people home for a lovely surprise visit this Christmas
And it’s just lovely <3
# speechless mammy
Aer Lingus brought these Irish people home for a lovely surprise visit this Christmas
And it’s just lovely <3
# Visitors
Luxury travel website names Ireland as one of its 'top 10 destinations to watch'
New figures from the CSO look at visits in the last three months.
# United Nations
North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor
Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.
# Kenya believe it
People in Kenya are naming their kids Air Force One in honour of Obama's visit
Why not just Barack?
# a family affair
Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya
The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.
# hay festival
The 'Woodstock of the mind' is visiting Ireland next week
And Marian Keyes will be there.
# All aboard
One of the world's largest Tall Ships will sail into Dublin next week
The Cuauhtémoc will arrive in Dublin with 225 sailors on board and will be open to the public for 5 days.