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Enda Kenny with Rahm Eamanuel, the mayor of Chicago, at the weekend. Michael Hudson Photography

Ding ding! Enda Kenny set to ring opening bell on Wall Street today

The Taoiseach is in the middle of his trip to the US to promote Ireland. Tomorrow he will meet President Obama in the White House for a bilateral meeting.

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY is to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street this morning as part of his five-day trip to the United States.

Kenny is due to meet some traders on the floor of the stock exchange before spending the rest of the day in New York at engagements.

The Taoiseach has already had a busy week in America with tomorrow set to be the most high-profile day of the visit.

Kenny will take part in a bilateral meeting with Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday morning. He will also attend a breakfast hosted by US vice president Joe Biden in his official residence.

Later that day he will attend a belated Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Republican politician John Boehner.

After meetings on Capitol Hill the Taoiseach will attend the White House Patrick’s Day reception in the evening.

Kenny spent Patrick’s Day in Chicago where he met with mayor and former chief of staff in the White House Rahm Emanuel and walked the route of the parade in the city.

The Taoiseach is due to fly back to Ireland on Wednesday.

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