Two Government Ministers from the north west will be representing Ireland abroad for the St Patrick’s Day celebration.
The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue will be attending various events in Canada.
Meanwhile Sligo Leitrim TD and Minster of State for the Department of Health Frank Feighan will be covering for his party college and Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris who was due to travel to Paris.
Minister Harris had to withdraw from the trip after testing positive for Covid-19
Minister Feighan had initially been scheduled to travel to Poland. The trip was cancelled due to the situation in the Ukraine.
In total over 30 Government Ministers travel across the world for the national holiday for the first time in two years.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will meet US President Joe Biden tonight as he’s presented with a leadership award in Washington DC.
Micheál Martin will be presented with the International Leadership Award for his time in public service and efforts during the pandemic.
President Biden will meet him at the Ireland Funds Gala dinner, a rare appearance at the event for a US President.
Other dignitaries like Ambassador Dan Mulhall and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will also attend.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he’s not using the next few days to get anything out of the US, but to build relations: