Former US Vice President, with Mayo connections, Joe Biden has officially announced he will be seeking the Democrats nomination to run for US President in 2020
He has formally thrown his hat in the ring today after months of speculation that he would enter the race.
The 76 year old is one of twenty Democrats vying for the nomination to take on DONALD Trump.
Mr Biden visited county Mayo in 2016, when he was the US Vice president.
He has family connections in north Mayo and received a very warm welcome in Ballina, Castlebar and Westport – where large crowds turned out to greet him.