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Snowstorm changes Enda Kenny's US plans

An event honouring John F Kennedy in Boston is among those to have been cancelled.

enda Taoiseach Enda Kenny held a joint press conference with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh earlier Niall Carson PA Wire / PA Images Niall Carson PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

THE TAOISEACH’S ITINERARY in the US has been changed due to a snowstorm.

Enda Kenny had been due to attend an event honouring John F Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston tonight.

In a statement, the library said the event has been cancelled due to Storm Stella: “Due to the impending snowstorm, tonight’s forum with Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.”

Kenny met Boston mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker earlier today, where they discussed Irish immigrants who are living illegally in the US.

Thousands of flights have been cancelled in the US as the east coast is hit by the storm.


RTÉ News is reporting that the Taoiseach has cancelled a series of meetings planned in Rhode Island tomorrow so he can travel to Washington DC via train.

Kenny is expected to attend events there on Wednesday, before meeting US President Donald Trump on Thursday.

The snowstorm has also forced the postponement of Trump’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The meeting was due to take place tomorrow but has been pushed back to Friday, the White House has said.

“The president spoke to the Chancellor of Germany. They agreed due to the weather that the meeting should be postponed, rescheduled to March 17th,” Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.

Contains reporting from © AFP 2017

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