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08th Feb 2022

Here’s all the exotic locations Irish Ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day

Hugh Carr

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Hope they shopped around for a good price on flights…

Cabinet has approved plans for ministers to travel around the world for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will stop off in London first, before heading stateside and spending the day in the White House.

This will be the first in-person celebration of the patron saint’s day since 2020, when then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar famously talked about the “calm before the storm” as Covid was just beginning to spread through the country.

The now-Tánaiste will stop off in Colombia, before making his way further south to Chile.

Leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan will be heading over to New York, along with Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman.

Other destinations Ministers will be visiting include Los Angeles, Japan, and Spain.

Simon Coveney will act as Minister on call and won’t be travelling, along with Heather Humphreys and Michael Noonan.

Here’s the full list of of Ministers and destinations they’ll be visiting;

  • Micheál Martin: London, UK; Washington D.C, USA
  • Leo Varadkar: Colombia; Chile
  • Eamon Ryan: New York, USA
  • Paschal Donohoe: The Netherlands; London, UK
  • Michael McGrath: San Francisco, USA; Vancouver, Canada
  • Catherine Martin: Argentina
  • Darragh O’Brien: UAE (Expo)
  • Simon Coveney: Not travelling (Minister on call)
  • Norma Foley: Boston, USA
  • Heather Humphreys: Not travelling
  • Roderic O’Gorman: New York, USA; Philadelphia, USA
  • Simon Harris: France
  • Helen McEntee: Savannah, USA
  • Stephen Donnelly: Austin, USA
  • Charlie McConalogue: Canada
  • Jack Chambers: L.A., USA
  • Pippa Hackett: Greece
  • Hildegarde Naughton: Australia; New Zealand
  • Thomas Byrne: Italy
  • Patrick O’Donovan: Chicago, USA
  • Ossian Smyth: Spain; Portugal
  • Josepha Madigan: Slovenia
  • Martin Heydon: Lebanon
  • Anne Rabbitte: Romania
  • Colm Brophy: Mexico
  • Joe O’Brien: Finland
  • Peter Burke: Japan; South Korea
  • Michael Noonan: Not travelling
  • Robert Troy: India
  • Damien English: Sweden
  • Mary Butler: Belgium
  • Frank Feighan: Poland
  • Niall Collins: Croatia
  • Sean Fleming: England; Scotland
  • James Browne: Czech Republic
  • Attorney General Paul Gallagher: Washington D.C., USA

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