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Tánaiste welcomes historic State Visit to United Kingdom

Tánaiste welcomes historic State Visit to United Kingdom

Tánaiste welcomes historic State Visit to United Kingdom

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., has welcomed the announcement this evening of a State Visit by President Higgins to the United Kingdom as an historic development.

"The visit will be immensely important for the Irish in Britain. It marks a further milestone for the peace process in Northern Ireland. It reflects an economic, social and cultural relationship that has grown steadily closer. In short, it will bring British-Irish relations to a new level."