The Taoiseach Micheal Martin is still intending to visit the White House on St Patrick’s Day despite issuing a plea to the public to stop non essential travel.
The news comes after Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill cancelled their trips given the concerns over the Covid-19.
However it seems that the Taoiseach still plans to travel on March 17th as the Minister for Finance told Today FM’s The Last Word, that a visit to the White House to meet Joe Biden would be essential given the economic and political benefits.
He added meeting the new US President would be for the betterment of our country.
Although no official confirmation has been made on the St Patrick’s Day trip the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney recently stated that the trip could go ahead if it is done safely.
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