Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel

first_img 51 Comments Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Image: Leon Farrell Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 9:19 AM Share250 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3274396 By Rónán Duffy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11,225 Views center_img Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel ban comes in The ban comes into effect the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Short URL Image: Leon Farrell Mar 7th 2017, 9:19 AM TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY will meet US President Donald Trump on the day Trump’s new travel ban comes into effect.The US President signed a revised executive order yesterday banning entry visas from six Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.The US president initially introduced the wide-ranging travel ban on 27 January for the six countries plus Iraq, but the order was blocked by judges within weeks.The revised ban says that the six countries were targeted because their screening and information capabilities could not meet US security requirements.The previous ban was enforced immediately and it caused travel chaos at US airport and numerous travellers being stuck in limbo.This revised ban will not come into effect until 16 March, the same day Kenny is scheduled to meet Trump in the White House.The timing is sure to add increased international media interest into the meeting of Trump and Kenny.The first travel ban led to calls for the Taoiseach to reconsider the usual protocol in visiting the White House for St. Patrick’s Day.Fine Gael said that the Taoiseach will attend the meeting with Trump and “will continue to act in the interest of Irish people”.As well as visiting Washington, Kenny is scheduled to visit Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Rhode Island.Read: Here’s what Irish parties think about Enda Kenny visiting Donald Trump in the White House >Read: Enda is off to Washington, but only a few ministers will get a Paddy’s Day trip >last_img

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