Some doubt has been cast over the visit of US President Joe Biden to Ireland.
Plans are still progressing for the visit of Joe Biden to Ireland - arriving in Northern Ireland on the 11th before a programme in the Republic between the 12th and 15th of April
However, President’s team is keeping an eye on the health of former US President Jimmy Carter and Pope Francis
98-year-old Carter has been in palliative care while 86-year-old Pope Francis is said to be improving after being admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection
Were something to happen to either former President Carter or the Pope it's understood Biden’s visit to Ireland would be cancelled
Logistical preparations are continuing with planners looking at a large event in the west of Ireland, most likely in Ballina.