Taoiseach to hold telephone call with Trump

The Taoiseach has held conversation with a range of world leaders since his confirmation to office

Taoiseach to hold telephone call with Trump

File photo, US President Donald Trump, 28-01-2017. Image: Pete Marovich/DPA/PA Images

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is set to hold a telephone call with US President Donald Trump this afternoon.

The call will be Mr Varadkar’s first official dialogue with the US President since his appointment to office on June 14th.

A government spokesperson told Newstalk that Mr Varadkar has held a number of phone calls with world leaders since he succeeded Enda Kenny.

Since his confirmation as Taoiseach he has spoken to the French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

President Trump wishes to congratulate Mr Varadkar on his appointment to office, according to the spokesperson

It remains unclear whether the US leader’s planned visit to Ireland will be discussed during the call.

Mr Kenny invited President Trump to Ireland during his St Patrick’s Day visit to the White House in March.