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Taoiseach Micheál Martin, T.D. meeting with Prime Minister Sunak as part of a two day programme in Manchester and Blackpool

Taoiseach Micheál Martin travels to Manchester and Blackpool today (Thursday 10th November) for two days of political meetings, business and enterprise promotion, as well as a community event to honour the Irish diaspora in the North of England. 


As part of his programme the Taoiseach will meet with the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, MP. It is anticipated that discussions will focus on the importance of making progress in the negotiations between the UK and the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol, as well as cover political developments in Northern Ireland and the bilateral British-Irish relationships.


The Taoiseach will attend the 38th Summit meeting of the British-Irish Council in Blackpool on Friday where the theme is Sustainable Growth and Regeneration. 


In advance of the British-Irish Council Summit he will travel first to Manchester and meet with the Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotherham, and Manchester Greater Authority Mayor Andy Burnham.


He will also review a showcase of Irish companies active in the region, supported by Enterprise Ireland, before attending a community reception.