Biden hosting Irish prime minister on St. Patrick's Day


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host Ireland’s prime minister on Friday, after the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled the longstanding St. Patrick’s Day meetup two years in a row.

Leo Varadkar, known as the taoiseach, and his partner, Matthew Barrett, will attend a breakfast with Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. Then Biden will meet with Varadkar in the Oval Office before they head to the U.S. Capitol for a lunch with congressional leaders.

The meeting with one of the top U.S. allies comes after Biden said he plans to visit both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this year, the 25th

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