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IrelandIrish president visits Birmingham at start of three-day visit to England

08:40  11 february  2019
08:40  11 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Irish president visits Birmingham at start of three-day visit to England © Getty

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will begin a three-day visit to England with a series of engagements in Birmingham on Monday.

Mr Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, will attend a civic reception in his honour hosted by Birmingham City Council, and pay a visit to a memorial commemorating the 21 people killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.

The memorial near Birmingham’s New Street station was unveiled last November after a project involving the Justice4the21 campaign group, together with Network Rail and the Birmingham Irish Association.

Irish president visits Birmingham at start of three-day visit to England © Brian Lawless Ireland President Michael D Higgins is on a three-day visit to England (Brian Lawless/PA)

Mr Higgins, who was first elected as Ireland’s head of state in 2011 and was re-elected last year, is due to meet trustees and staff of the Birmingham Irish Association and older members of the Irish community in the city.

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The three - day visit of President Higgins to London will be his first official engagement abroad since taking office. Áras an Uachtaráin has Day one of the President ’s programme includes a visit to the London Irish Centre in Camden where the Irish ambassador Bobby McDonagh will host a reception.

President Michael D. Higgins will make a three - day official visit to Birmingham and Liverpool next week, visiting organisations and institutions #OnThisDay in 1992, President Robinson became the first serving President of Ireland to visit Belfast. Read more about President Robinson here: https

He will visit Merseyside on Tuesday and Wednesday, where he will be greeted by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Irish president visits Birmingham at start of three-day visit to England © Provided by The Press Association Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina are visiting Birmingham (Niall Carson/PA)

Tuesday’s programme will see the President visit the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, and attend a lunch promoting business and cultural ties between Ireland and Britain.

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