French president Emmanuel Macron to visit Ireland next Thursday

President Higgins will greet leader of France at Áras an Uachtaráin

French president Emmanuel Macron: to visit Ireland. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/AFP via Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron: to visit Ireland. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/AFP via Getty

 

Emmanuel Macron will visit Ireland next Thursday.

The French president will arrive in Dublin on August 26th for what the Government described on Friday as a “short working visit”.

President Michael D Higgins will greet Mr Macron at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mr Macron will then travel to Government buildings in Dublin city centre for a working lunch with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

The Government said the focus will be on EU and international issues, as well as Covid-19 and Irish-French relations.

Mr Macron will be accompanied on the visit by a number of ministers who will attend meetings with their Irish counterparts. – PA