President's trip to US begins with Chicago event


THE President, Mrs Robinson, left for the United States yesterday to begin a four day visit to Chicago and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mrs Robinson will today attend a lunch hosted by a business organisation, the Mid America Club. Later, she will meet representatives of Chicago's Irish community.

Tomorrow she will meet members of the Chicago Bar and visit the Chicago Art Institute. At lunch, she will address the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. In the evening, she will address the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations which is holding a dinner in her honour.

On Wednesday, the President travels to Tulsa and meets representatives of the Irish community. She will visit an exhibition of Irish manuscripts at the University of Tulsa and attend a dinner hosted by the university. On Thursday, the final day of her trip, she will meet University of Tulsa student and faculty representatives.