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Joe Biden declares ‘I am home’ in historic address to Irish parliament

‘I think the United Kingdom should be working closer with Ireland’ to protect peace, president says

Alastair Jamieson
Friday 14 April 2023 19:18 BST
Biden meets Micheal Martin at Carlingford Castle on tour of Ireland

Joe Biden declared he was “home” in a historic address to Ireland’s parliament on Thursday, in which he spoke of the strength of US ties with Dublin and called on Britain to work more closely with Ireland to protect “precious” peace.

The US president was welcomed with sustained, rapturous applause as he entered the chamber in Dublin’s Leinster House for what he called “one of the great honours of my career”.

Asking to be forgiven for his attempt at speaking Irish, he said “Ta me sa bhaile” (I am home).

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