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Nick Clegg's Irish visit postponed following death of Taoiseach's mother

Clegg had been due to meet with president Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Dublin tomorrow.

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THE PLANNED VISIT of British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to Ireland has been postponed following the death of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s mother, Eithne.

Clegg was due to be one of the first international dignitaries to visit newly-elected president Michael D Higgins on what was to be a busy trip to Dublin tomorrow.

The Liberal Democrat leader was to meet with Higgins, and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore as well as participate in the British-Irish Council Summit which has also been postponed following the death of Eithne Kenny yesterday.

The British Embassy confirmed in a statement that’s Clegg’s visit has been postponed as have planned events at the Conway Institute at University College Dublin and at the Pricewaterhouse Coopers headquarters.

Read: British-Irish Council Summit postponed as mark of respect >

Read: Tributes for Taoiseach’s mother Eithne Kenny >

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