Northern Ireland

Irish President Michael D Higgins to visit London

President Michael D Higgins
Image caption Irish President Michael D Higgins is to visit London

Irish President Michael D Higgins is to make an official visit to London on 21 February.

During a three-day tour, he will travel to the Olympic Park and meet Lord Coe, president of the Olympic Games organising committee.

Mr Higgins, who was sworn into office last November, will also address the London School of Economics.

The president plans to visit the London Irish Centre and will also meet Irish business and cultural leaders.

There will be a reception at the Irish Embassy.

Mr Higgins plans to attend a production of Juno And The Paycock, by Dublin's Abbey Theatre and the National Theatre of Great Britain, at the Lyttelton Theatre.

He will be accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins.

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