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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Ireland

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Costello Afterwards visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and New Haven (Connecticut). Departed U.S. March 29. March 14–17, 1956
President O’Kelly At the invitation of the President. In the U.S. March 16–31. Also visited New York City, Providence (Rhode Island), Boston, Chicago, Springfield and Peoria (Illinois), St. Paul (Minnesota), and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). March 17–19, 1959
Prime Minister Lemass Official visit. In U.S. October 11–20, visited Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, and Boston. October 15–17, 1963
President de Valera Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
President de Valera Official visit. Addressed U.S. Congress May 28. In U.S. May 26–30, visited Williamsburg (Virginia) and New York City. May 27–30, 1964
Prime Minister John M. Lynch Attended White House dinner on 25th Anniversary of the U.N. October 24, 1970
Prime Minister John M. Lynch Private visit. March 15–17, 1971
Prime Minister John M. Lynch Attended memorial services for former President Truman. January 5, 1973
Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave Official visit; addressed a joint session of U.S. Congress March 17. In the U.S. March 16; visited Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, and Boston. March 17–19, 1976
Prime Minister John M. Lynch Official visit. In U.S. November 7–15; visited Williamsburg, Boston, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, and New York City. November 8–10, 1979
Prime Minister Charles J. Haughey Official working visit. March 16–17, 1982
Prime Minister Garret Michael Desmond FitzGerald Official working visit. Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress March 15. March 14–16, 1984
Prime Minister Garret Michael Desmond FitzGerald Met with President Reagan. March 17, 1986
Prime Minister Charles J. Haughey Met with President Reagan March 17. March 16–17, 1987
Prime Minister Charles J. Haughey Met with President Bush during a private visit. March 17, 1989
Prime Minister Charles J. Haughey Official working visit. February 26–28, 1990
Prime Minister Albert Reynolds Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 16–17, 1993
President Mary Robinson Met with President Clinton during a private visit. May 12–15, 1993
Prime Minister Albert Reynolds Official working visit. March 16–18, 1994
Prime Minister John Bruton Working visit. Later visited New York, Chicago, and St. Louis; departed March 24. March 16–18, 1995
Prime Minister John Bruton Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 14–16, 1996
President Mary Robinson State Visit. June 12–15, 1996
Prime Minister John Bruton Met with President Clinton during a private visit. Addressed joint session of Congress. September 8–12, 1996
Prime Minister John Bruton Working visit. Attended U.S.-European Union Summit Meeting. December 15–18, 1996
Prime Minister John Bruton Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 17–18, 1997
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. December 15, 1997
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Private visit. Discussed the peace process in Northern Ireland. March 17, 1998
President Mary McAleese Met with President Clinton during a private visit. June 22–26, 1998
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Private visit; also discussed Northern Ireland Peace process with President Clinton and Northern Irish political leaders. March 15–18, 1999
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Met with President Clinton during a private visit; discussed the peace process with Northern Irish political leaders. March 15–18, 2000
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Met with President Clinton at the UN Millenium Summit in New York City. September 8, 2000
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Met with President Bush during a private visit. March 14–16, 2001
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Met with President Bush during a private visit. November 8, 2001
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 12–14, 2002
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 13–14, 2003
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 16–18, 2004
President Mary McAleese Attended the funeral of Former President Reagan. June 11, 2004
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 16–17, 2005
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 15–17, 2006
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit March 14–16, 2007
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. March 16–18, 2008
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Working visit. April 29–May 1, 2008
Prime Minister Brian Cowen Working Visit. March 17, 2009
Prime Minister Brian Cowen Working visit. March 17–18, 2010
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Working visit. March 17, 2011
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Working visit. March 19–21, 2012
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Working visit. March 19–20, 2013
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Working visit. March 14, 2014
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Official Working Visit. March 17, 2015
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Official Working Visit. March 15–17, 2016
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Official Working Visit. March 16–17, 2017