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US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

The news follows talks in Washington yesterday between the US Vice President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

US Vice President Joe Biden (file photo)
US Vice President Joe Biden (file photo)
Image: Charles Dharapak/AP/Press Association Images

US VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden is expected to visit Ireland later this year.

A spokesperson from the Department of Taoiseach told TheJournal.ie what while it was a “little too early” to have a date, the trip was “certainly spoken about in Washington yesterday”.

News of the visit came on the last day of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s St Patrick’s Day Programme on the east coast.

Kenny is set to visit Los Angeles today.

It is also widely expected that US President Barack Obama will visit Ireland again at some point during his second term.

Obama previously visited Ireland in 2011. Biden, whose mother is of Irish descent, did not make the trip.

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