President Michael D. Higgins will make a three-day official visit to Birmingham and Liverpool this month, visiting organisations and institutions of importance to the Irish community.

This visit by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to two major cities in Britain continues the President’s programme of connecting with the Irish diaspora. This visit to Birmingham and Liverpool also highlights the strong and diverse relationships between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

This will be the first official visit by President Higgins to Birmingham, and the President’s third official visit to Liverpool. Among the President’s many engagements with political, business and community leaders is an event at the University of Liverpool, where the President and HRH The Prince of Wales will make a joint visit to formalise their roles as joint Patrons of the University’s Institute of Irish Studies.

The President, who will be accompanied by Sabina Higgins and Minister of State Pat Breen, T.D., will be met on arrival in Birmingham by the Irish Ambassador, Mr. Adrian O’Neill.


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