Joe Biden Ireland visit: Follow updates live as US President starts trip
The American president will arrive in Belfast on Tuesday evening.
US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in Ireland on Tuesday evening as he begins his four-day trip around the island.
Speaking ahead of the visit to his ancestral homeland, the American president stated that he is "very excited" to visit Ireland in what will be his first time as President.
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The tour around the island will include stops in Belfast, Louth, Dublin and Mayo.
President Biden's trip to Belfast is to commemorate the 25th signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
25 years ago, Northern Ireland’s leaders chose peace.
The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement ended decades of violence and brought stability.
I look forward to marking the anniversary in Belfast, underscoring the U.S. commitment to preserving peace and encouraging prosperity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 10, 2023
Louth and Mayo have been included on the busy itinerary owing to the President's close familial ties to the counties.
Mr Biden will then meet both President Michael D. Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Thursday, prior to addressing a special sitting of Leinster House.
US Aircraft spotted at Dublin Airport
In preparation for the US President's visit to Ireland, a host of American aircraft have arrived in Dublin prior to Mr Biden's arrival.
American aircraft have already been spotted over the weekend arriving at both Baldonnel Airbase and Dublin Airport.
— John Mulligan (@JMulliganIndo) April 10, 2023
A number of US Army chinooks were also spotted flying over the nation's capital, as they arrived to facilitate the security effort around Mr. Biden's visit.
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