President Higgins’ Historic State Visit to the UK

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., accompanied the President and Sabina Higgins on the State Visit to the United Kingdom from the 8th to 11th April 2014.

The State Visit was an opportunity to reflect on the strength and depth of our relationship with our closest neighbour.

More than anything else, the visit gave us an opportunity to celebrate the many connections between Britain and Ireland. Our political relationship, our economic partnership and our cultural connections are stronger than ever, and are underpinned by a thriving and vibrant Irish community.