FRENCH PRESIDENT TO VISIT IRELAND
The French President Francois Hollande will visit Ireland today.
Mr. Hollande will arrive in Ireland this morning and meet the Taoiseach to discuss the fallout from the BREXIT vote.
The visit had been arranged before last week’s terror attack in Nice, and it’s now likely security issues will be a bigger topic of discussion between Mr. Hollande and Enda Kenny.
Mr. Hollande is also due to meet with President Michael D Higgins during his one day visit.
Last week the French ambassador to the Republic of Ireland said it’s critically important that Ireland retains strong trade links with France in a post-BREXIT Europe.
The visit of President Hollande so soon after the vote and despite the tragedy in Nice is being seen as an indicator of how seriously the French government views the BREXIT decision and its impact on both countries.