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US President Biden made waves in Ireland, hails US-Irish relationship in historic Dáil address

Dublin: Joe Biden won the hearts of people all over Ireland and made waves. Today, Biden will return to the United States following a series of events in County Mayo, including a visit to the historic Knock Church.

US President Joe Biden, who is on a four-day visit to Ireland, addressed the Irish Parliament yesterday. As the fourth US President to visit the Parliament, Biden’s arrival was crucial. John F. Kennedy (1963), Ronald Reagan (1984), and Bill Clinton (1995) were the first to visit the Irish Parliament.

When the President of the United States arrived in the chamber for his speech, the members greeted him with full respect and applause. Earlier, O’Fearghail welcomed President Biden to the Dáil Chamber. As Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghail said that it was the day he had been looking forward to since Biden was elected as the 46th president two years ago.

Gerasko Larysa, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland, paid a visit to the Feargal Parliament. Heavy security was put in place around Leinster House in preparation for Biden’s visit. TDs and senators were allowed to enter after security checks.

All the streets around Parliament were closed. Many special guests, including Marie Heaney, widow of poet Seamus Heaney, attended the speech. He also signed the guest book in the State Reception Room. Biden had previously paid a visit to President Michael D. Higgins.

Earlier, Biden met with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at Family House and walked through Phoenix Park. Northern Ireland, the US-Irish relationship, the United Kingdom, and climate change were among the topics discussed by the Prime Minister and President. President Biden appreciated Ireland’s role in welcoming Ukrainians.

Peace must be secured in Northern Ireland.

While addressing the parliament, US President Joe Biden appealed to the UK to ensure peace in Northern Ireland. He proposed that the UK collaborate more closely with Ireland in this regard. According to Biden, the most valuable thing is peace. Political violence should not be allowed on this soil once again.

Biden said that the Good Friday Agreement had a major impact throughout the Republic of Ireland. Biden also stated that Ireland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union should consider ways to collaborate.

Biden said the visit to Parliament was one of the greatest honours of his career. It doesn’t matter which party he belongs to; what matters is whether the values of honesty, decency, and justice are protected. He’s overjoyed and proud to be here. Throughout his speech, Biden emphasised the strength of the Irish-American relationship and the limitless possibilities for cooperation.

The dinner’s theme is Irish.

Then, in Dublin Castle, President Biden attended Prime Minister Varadkar’s dinner. This party reminded him of his heart connection with Ireland again and again. It was interesting to see Biden make an effort to speak Irish. Biden stated that he would like to spend more time in Ireland and apologise for his errors in his Irish speech.

Biden also mentioned a 2016 trip to Ireland with his family. Biden recalled going to Carlingford the day before and where Barack Obama and his ancestors had left. Biden said that these are not just poetic stories but the indelible Irish connections of people, including himself. Many of these Irish stories can be found throughout American families. Biden also stated that these stories are at the heart of what binds Ireland and America together.

Former Prime Ministers Micheal Martin, Bertie Ahern, and Enda Kenny, as well as Sinn Féin leaders Mary Lou Mcdonald and Michelle O’Neill, were among those who attended the dinner.

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