US Vice President was in Shannon for a fuelling stop

US Vice President Mike Pence paid a brief visit to Ireland this morning.

He stopped off at Shannon Airport this morning, for a refuelling stop en route to the middle east.

At the terminal he met with members of the US armed forces who were also in Shannon for a stopover.

He reportedly told them that the shutdown in Washington would be sorted out, and said they should stay focussed on their mission.