Sunday 23 November 2014

Excitement builds over president's trip

Excitement in UK over Higgins trip

Shane Hickey

Published 12/03/2014 | 02:30

UK Prime Minister David Cameron (left) greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the door of 10 Downing Street in London. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
UK Prime Minister David Cameron (left) greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the door of 10 Downing Street in London. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

THE first official state visit of an Irish President to Britain has prompted excitement to build in London at the prospect, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Mr Kenny yesterday in what has become an annual summit between the two men ahead of St Patrick's Day.

Mr Kenny said they had discussed the Irish economy, the situation in Ukraine and various trade issues. He said that all arrangements are now in place for the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain at the beginning of April.

Mr Kenny said that he expects a "high level of activity" from the Irish diaspora in Britain during the visit. The meeting came at the end of a two-day visit to England by Mr Kenny. Mr Cameron said relations between the two countries were continuing to strengthen and that both economies had now returned to growth.

Irish Independent

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