The St. Patrick's Day events in Washington, DC, are being divided into two days, and TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR will be visiting the White House twice.

It is customary for ministers and ministers of state to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by visiting various locations across the globe.

Varadkar will meet with US President Joe Biden in a bilateral meeting on March 15. That same day, the Taoiseach is scheduled to attend the $1,000-per-plate Irish Funds dinner in Washington, DC.

On March 15, US Vice President Kamala Harris, together with her husband Douglas Emhoff, will have breakfast at the Naval Observatory with the Taoiseach and his partner Matthew Barrett.

After that, Varadkar will go to the St. Patrick's Day festivities at the White House on 17th March.