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Eugene Hoshiko/AP/Press Association Images Herman Van Rompuy
Van Rompuy

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY will today meet with the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy who is making his first visit to Dublin since taking over the council presidency in December 2009.

At government buildings, Kenny will brief the former Belgian prime minister, who is the first long term and full time president of the council, on the economic situation in Ireland and the progress being made on Ireland’s European Union/International Monetary Fund bailout programme.

Kenny and Van Rompuy are expected to discuss economic issues, justice, migration matters and international issues as part of a look ahead to the agenda for next week’s June European Council.

Van Rompuy will also meet with president Mary McAleese in Áras an Uachtaráin, address the institute of International and Europen Affairs and pay a visit to Trinity College in Dublin.

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