On Thursday morning next (26 August 2021), the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Dublin for a short working visit.
President Higgins will welcome him at Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Macron will then travel to Government Buildings for a working lunch with the Taoiseach. Their meeting will focus on current EU and international issues, Covid-19 and Irish-French relations.
President Macron’s programme also includes a number of other engagements during his visit.
President Macron will be accompanied by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, and Mr. Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs.
Their itinerary will include bilateral meetings with their Irish counterparts, Minister Coveney, Minister Donohoe and Minister of State Byrne.