US President Joe Biden has confirmed he will travel to Ireland next week.
A massive security operation is being planned for the trip with Biden being the 8th US President to have an official trip to Ireland.
Initially he will go to Belfast to commemorate 25 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
He will then attend various engagements in Dublin, Louth and Mayo from the 12th to the 15th of April.
US President Joe Biden has ancestral ties to both Louth and Mayo.
In a statement the White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said:
"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to the UK and Ireland from April 11-14.
"President Biden will first travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland from April 11-12 to mark the tremendous progress since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement 25 years ago and to underscore the readiness of the United States to support Northern Ireland’s vast economic potential to the benefit of all communities.
"The President will then travel to Ireland from April 12-14.
"He will discuss our close cooperation on the full range of shared global challenges.
"He will also hold various engagements, including in Dublin, County Louth, and County Mayo, where he will deliver an address to celebrate the deep, historic ties that link our countries and people."