The list of the 27 countries Irish government ministers will be visiting on St. Patrick’s Day
Says here Enda Kenny WILL be going to Washington on March 17.
His future is the subject of plenty of debate at the moment, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be visiting Donald Trump in the White House on St. Patrick’s Day, according to the “Promote Ireland” programme of international events announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, on Tuesday.
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and 27 government ministers will take part in over 100 business events and high-level political meetings in over 50 cities in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East for what is described as “a truly global celebration of Ireland”.
“The St. Patrick’s Day period is a time to renew the important links between Ireland and the global Irish abroad. From Asia to the Americas, we come together each St Patrick’s Day to share in the pride and memory of our common heritage and affinity,” said Charlie Flanagan.
“This year will see the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and 27 Ministers and Ministers of State undertake intensive programmes involving over 50 cities in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East for a truly global celebration of Ireland. The greening of landmarks is proving ever more popular as each site acts like a beacon, celebrating our National Day.”
You can see the countries and cities that will be visited by the respective government ministers below; for more details, check out the Department of Foreign Affairs website here.
List of cities to be visited by Irish government ministers on St. Patrick's Day
Taoiseach Enda Kenny – USA (Washington DC; New York City)
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald – USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego)
Minister Richard Bruton – United Kingdom
Minister Michael Creed – Germany (Munich; Stuttgart; Cologne; Berlin)
Minister Leo Varadkar – France
Minister Charlie Flanagan – Italy (Milan; Rome)
Minister Heather Humphreys – Sweden & Denmark (Stockholm & Copenhagen)
Minister Michael Noonan – Malaysia/Singapore
Minister Simon Coveney – Canada (Toronto)
Minister Katherine Zappone – USA (Boston, Seattle)
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor – USA (St. Louis; Chicago; New York City)
Minister Paschal Donohoe – Japan/Korea
Chief Whip Regina Doherty – United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi; Dubai)
Minister of State Finian McGrath – Scotland (Edinburgh)
Minister of State John Halligan – Brazil (Brasilia; Rio; Sao Paolo)
Minister of State Paul Kehoe – Lebanon (UNIFIL mission)
Minister of State David Stanton – Indonesia, Western Australia (Jakarta; Perth)
Minister of State Dara Murphy – Spain
Minister of State Marcella Corcoran Kennedy – Hungary; Czech Republic (Budapest, Prague)
Minister of State Damien English – Poland
Minister of State Andrew Doyle – The Netherlands, Belgium
Minister of State Joe McHugh – USA (New York City, Philadelphia/Tristate area)
Minister of State Michael Ring – USA (Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Savannah)
Minister of State Helen McEntee – Argentina
Minister of State Pat Breen – USA (Austin)
Minister of State Eoghan Murphy – Canada (Toronto; Montreal)
Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan – East Coast Australia; New Zealand
Minister of State Sean Kyne – USA (Cleveland; Dublin; Columbus)