TAOISEACH Enda Kenny will travel to Manchester this afternoon to officially open phase one of the new Irish World Heritage Centre and attend a civic reception hosted by Manchester City Council.
The centre is the main venue for the Irish community of Manchester and regularly houses Irish cultural activities and events which celebrate Irish heritage.
Following the reception, the Taoiseach will then travel to London for his bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street tomorrow.
The Taoiseach and the Prime Minister will discuss a wide range of areas of collaboration covered in their 2012 Joint Statement.
While in Britain, Kenny will also attend the Champ St Patrick’s Day Reception in Westminster.