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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Farmleigh

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# talking tough
Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate in 'good faith' with Boris Johnson on Brexit
Pence’s message on Brexit today was stronger than many had been expecting.
# pence visit
The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch
The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.
# the border question
In a 'moving' meeting with North community members, Merkel compared border issue to Iron Curtain
Ahead of the formal meeting, Merkal and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar participated in a roundtable discussion with people from Northern Ireland and the border area.
# nice gaff
It was touted as an official Taoiseach's residence - what is Steward's Lodge used for now?
The house was used “every now and again” by Brian Cowen, but now it is only used about a dozen times a year.
# deirdre jacob
'It's not good enough': Deirdre Jacob's father slams lack of progress in missing person cases
Michael Jacob gave an impromptu speech at the end of today’s ceremony to mark National Missing Persons Day.
# missing persons day
'Happy moments we've shared have almost melted like snow' - brother's touching tribute to missing sister
His poem was read as part of national Missing Persons Day.
# joint chief
Joan Burton accidentally poses with giant spliff
Yes, this happened.
# Dignitaries
Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years
The estate in the Phoenix Park has cost the state €39million in operational costs since 2001.
# Heroes
Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.
# North and South
Economy and cooperation topping agenda at Farmleigh meeting
The North South Ministerial Council meets in Dublin today to discuss issues of joint concern.
Column: Culture was Farmleigh's answer; Dublin Castle was about quick economic wins
Of the two forums on global Irish economics, Farmleigh’s message that culture was the answer to our fiscal woes got lost along the way, writes culture business consultant Anna Walsh.
# North-South
New governments North and South of the border to hold talks in Dublin
The coalition government will take part in its first North-South Ministerial Council meeting at Farmleigh House today.
# Obama
#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit
Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.
# Obama
Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.
# Obama
Obama arrives at Farmleigh house to meet with Taoiseach and Tánaiste
The US president has arrived at Farmleigh house for an official bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste.
# obama visit
No room for Croker in Obama's flying visit
Reports of the itinerary for President Obama’s visit show limited travel plans with little more than 24 hours in Ireland.