05/07/2019

US Vice President Mike Pence To Visit Ancestral Roots In Ireland

US Vice President Mike Pence is considering a visit to Ireland later this year, according to reports.

Mr Pence, who has Irish roots, is expected to visit for three days in September.

The Indiana man has family connections in counties Sligo and Clare.

Talks are understood to have taken place with Irish officials over the visit but the White House is yet to confirm.

This would follow on the back of US President Donald Trump's visit last month, which included a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss issues including trade, US support for Northern Ireland, Brexit and immigration.

(CM/JG)

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