IRELAND: Enda Kenny met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London today as part of his two-day tour of the UK.
The bilateral meeting gave Mr Kenny and David Cameron the opportunity to review progress across a wide range of areas of collaboration covered in their 2012 Joint Statement.
Topics discussed during the meeting included trade and the North along with a stalled wind energy deal between Ireland and Britain and visa arrangements allowing Asian visitors to travel between the Republic and the UK.
Enda Kenny told the British PM that the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the Republic in 2011 had made a positive and "extraordinary" impact on the relationship between the Republic and its neighbour.
IRISH WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE
The Taoiseach traveled to London from Manchester where he was in attendance yesterday at a civic reception to mark the opening of the first phase of the newly renovated, Irish World Heritage Centre.
While in London the Taoiseach was joined by the Mayor of Castlebar, Noreen Heston. The pair paid a visit to the grave of Castlebar born inventor, Louis Brennan in in St Mary’s Cemetery, Harrow Road, to unveil a newly developed grave and headstone and a commemorative plaque.
Louis Philip Brennan was born on Main Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, on 28 January 1852, the tenth child Thomas Brennan, a hardware merchant in the town.
He started his working life as a watchmaker in Australia and went on to become an Irish-Australian mechanical engineer and inventor of Brennan’s torpedo, the world’s first practical guided missile, and the gyroscopic monorail.
My Purple Chair
The My Purple Chair title was born from my favourite place to sit and think about what's happening in the world. It's old but comfortable. So i suppose it's a bit like myself!