US President Joe Biden has confirmed his intention to visit Northern Ireland and the Republic to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak formally invited Mr Biden to visit Northern Ireland during a joint press conference in San Diego last night.

The Irish Independent are reporting that Mr Biden will spend most of his planned five day trip in his ancestral home of County Mayo. 

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that he plans to renew the invitation to the President to visit Irelnad when he attends the St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House.

Mr Sunak issued the invitation to visit Northern Ireland after a trilateral meeting at the Port Loma naval base between the US, UK and Australia.

In response to the British Prime Minister, Mr Biden said “Twenty Five years? It seems like yesterday. Thank you.”

No dates have yet been confirmed but the US President is not expected to visit on the actual anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement on April 10.

Natives of Ballina will hope that their town will be on the list of destinations for Mr Biden, which has been speculated over the past number of weeks.

Ballina celebrates 300 years of the town this year, and vow to roll out to red carpet should President Biden return.


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