Taoiseach’s trip to USA goes ahead despite killing
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was today flying to the United States for a series of meetings with business leaders from Irish and American companies.
Mr Kenny, who this morning attended the annual 1916 commemoration ceremonies with President Mary McAleese, was flying out this afternoon for the meetings on Wall Street. The trip was planned before the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
He said that he intended to bring a positive message about Ireland to New York, but he was also mindful that this is a poignant moment to visit and an emotional time for her citizens as memories of September 11 are re-awakened.
“During my visit I will be reflecting on those terrible losses on 9/11, including those Irish people and members of the Irish American community who were lost on that day,” he said.