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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State Michael Ring will be among the 19 Government emissaries representing the country abroad during the upcoming St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Taoiseach will be travelling to the United States where he will have the traditional St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Barack Obama, he will also be meeting Vice President Joe Biden while in Washington DC, where he will also make a keynote address at George Washington University where he will receive the university’s Making Democracy Work Award.
When Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the US to mark St Patrick’s Day he brought a special gift with him from his native county for Vice President Joe Biden, who was presented with a facsimile copy of a precious artefact from Mayo County Council’s Jackie Clarke Collection.
US President Barack Obama has confirmed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at a St Patrick’s Day reception in the White House, that he is to visit Ireland in May and it is hoped that he will come west as part of that trip. Former US President John F Kennedy visited Galway during his reign in office in 1963 and Galway City councillor Padraig Conneely extended the same invitation to President Obama during a visit to the US in 2009.
The Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely is “100 per cent sure” that if US President Barack Obama comes to Ireland, he will make Galway city one of the places he must visit.
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