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Minister Flanagan welcomes announcement of a visit to Ireland by HRH the Prince of Wales

 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, this afternoon welcomed the intention of HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to visit both parts of the island of Ireland in late May.

The Minister said:

“Following the reciprocal State Visits of recent years, this visit to Ireland will represent a further expression of the warm and friendly relations which now exist between us.

“We look forward to their arrival next month, and to a visit programme which reflects the quality of these relations.”

ENDS

Press Office

21 April 2015

Notes for editors:

• Planning has now commenced on arrangements for this short visit, which will include official and private engagements. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is working with the British Embassy in Dublin on these arrangements.

• The Prince of Wales previously visited Ireland in 1995 and 2002.