Phoenix Park, Dublin
Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence and his wife Karen meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett (right) at Farmleigh House where they will have lunch.
Earlier: And Add The Halfpence To The Pence
Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Mike Pence Goes 3 Hours Out Of His Way To Stay At Trump’s Irish Golf Resort (Huffington Post)
Lisa O’Carroll, of The Guardian, tweetz:
US ambassador to Irl Edward Crawford and Irish Ambassador to US Dan Mulhall Look on as Pence and Higgins sign book in SILENCE. If it wasn’t for the sound of photographers you’d have heard a pin drop.
US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arriving at Dublin Airport.
Via Dublin Airport
Earlier: A Thousand Welcomes
Shannon Airport, County Clare
US Vice president Mike Pence with Tániste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the start of a short Irish visit. Mr Pence is staying at the Trump Doonbeg and will visit Leinster House tomorrow.
Earlier: Bring Your Handbag
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
To coincide with US Vice President’ Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland (which begins this evening)
Via Amnesty International Ireland:
Amnesty, with other NGOs and activist groups, are holding a ‘Disco outside the Dáil’ to celebrate all those who are being targeted by the Trump/ Pence administration’s policies.
Trump and Pence have spear-headed policies that target refugees and migrants, women, LGBTI people, amongst so many others, as well as pushing climate change denial and dangerous rhetoric against journalists and anyone who opposes them.
No jeans or trainers.
Amnesty Ireland International
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)
It’s probably nothing.
Trust the plan
Save yourselves, for pity’s sake.
More as we get it.
Just now in Washington DC.
At the US Naval Observatory.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Dr Matt Barrett meet with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen.
They were accompanied by Waterford Fine Gael TD and Government envoy to the US Congress to work on the issue of the undocumented Irish in the US, John Deasy (above).
Pics: Leo Varadkar
Earlier: Funds And Games