Preparing For A US Presidential Visit, As Told By A Former Detective

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The Mullingar man was involved in Joe Biden's trip to and through Louth when he was Vice President.

A former Garda detective says preparing for a US Presidential visit is a "huge task".

Joe Biden was officially invited to Northern Ireland by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last night, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to renew the invitation to make a trip to the Republic when he attends the St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House this week.

Ex Detective Inspector and Mullingar's Pat Marry was involved in Joe Biden's trip to and through Louth when he was Vice President.

Mr. Marry was speaking to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today about the preparation that will take place over the next few weeks: 

A visit from the President of the United States is a massive oportunity for 'overseas investment.'

That's according to Barack Obama's 8th cousin, Henry Healy, who says it's important we make Joe Biden feel welcome if he visits Ireland next month.

Mr. Healy was front and centre when former President Obama visited us 12 years ago.

The Moneygall man has this advice for towns expecting an appearance from President Biden:

The DUP is not expected to change its stance on the Windsor Framework, despite the US President’s planned visit to Belfast.

Allison Morris from the Belfast Telegraph doesn’t believe the high profile visit will encourage the DUP to return to power sharing: 

Anticipation is building among local residents in Ballina, who welcomed the then vice-president back in 2016.

Ballina councillor Michael Loftus says he was blown away by Joe Biden’s warmth during his last visit: 




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