Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Dr Matt Barrett (right) with US Vice President Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence in Washington in March

US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to visit Ireland for two days from Friday, September 6.

Suzanne Lynch, in The Irish Times, reports:

It is envisaged that Mr Pence’s visit will begin in Dublin, and he is expected to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park.

A courtesy call with President Michael D Higgins is also under consideration. Mr Pence is expected to then fly to Shannon later that day…

…It is expected that the vice president will instead base himself in the Co Clare area. Mr Pence’s ancestors on his mother’s side hailed from Doonbeg, Co Clare, the same village where US president Donald Trump has a golf course. It is not clear if Mr Pence will stay at the Trump property while in the area.

Preparations intensify for Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland next month (Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times)

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3 thoughts on “Incoming

  1. eoin

    “Mr Pence is expected to then fly to Shannon later that day”

    If he has kin in county Clare, fine, but you need to watch the govt like hawks to ensure they’re not expanding the “base” at Shannon, which now apparently is one full-time representative of the US military.

    We should be slowly de-escalating (that is, winding down) Shannon as a military base for the US.

    1. Cian

      What definition of “military base” are you using exactly?

      Shannon airport is not, under any normal definition, a military base for the US.

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