US vice-president

  • Mayo County Council has today welcomed the news that US Vice President Mike Pence is considering a visit to Ireland later this year.

    In a statement to Midwest News it says that its records show that Vice President Pence’s grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, was born in Doocastle, Co Mayo growing up in the area before emigrating to Chicago.

    The local authority is anticipating a potential Autumn visit for the Vice President to his ancestral home and looks forward to welcoming him to Doocastle, if he decides to include it in his schedule.

  • The Department of Foreign Affairs says US vice-president Mike Pence has indicated his wish to visit Ireland this year.

    It says it has had contact with the US administration on the proposed visit, but that it remains unconfirmed.

    It's reported dates in early September are being looked by Irish and US officials.

    Mr. Pence - who has Irish ancestry from Sligo and Clare - was invited to Ireland by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in March.