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Friday, January 21, 2022

Ireland has a precious place at the heart of the European dream – Macron

Upon his first official visit to Ireland, French President Emmanuel Macron has described Ireland as “occupying a precious place at the heart of the European dream”, while writing in the Áras an Uachtaráin guest book that his invitation is a great honour and a source of inspiration.

Macron was welcomed by President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin where they discussed a number of topics such as the future of the EU post-Brexit, Africa, the climate crisis, as well as the crisis facing the global Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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Macron is due to meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin for a working lunch at Government Buildings. Afterwards, a press conference will be held, which will feature the situation in Afghanistan.

The state’s reluctance to sign up for a global corporate tax of 15% is expected to be discussed between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.

Macron will also visit Trinity College Dublin and the Long Room Library before engaging in conversation with students on a series of topics.

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He will then head to the Guinness Enterprise Centre to meet Irish and French entrepreneurs based in the facility to discuss the impact that the centre had on the development of the local area.

To conclude his visit, Macron will head back to Áras an Uachtaráin, where a reception will be hosted by Michael D. Higgins in his honour.

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