Department of the Taoiseach

09/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2021 04:43

Taoiseach Micheál Martin in New York for start of week of events at United Nations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will visit the Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul later today to kick off a week of events to coincide with Ireland's Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.

Governor Hochul, an Irish-American and the first woman Governor of New York, will host a bi-lateral meeting with the Taoiseach at her office on Third Avenue, followed by an afternoon press conference.

The Taoiseach and Governor Hochul are expected to discuss a number of issues, including her strong Irish heritage, the ongoing impact of COVID-19, women's rights and a sustainable economic recovery.

During the day the Taoiseach will also meet Irish diplomats and representatives based in New York and at the United Nations.