US President Joe Biden arrives in Northern Ireland tonight kicking off a four day visit to the island. The White House has confirmed he'll tour Carlingford Castle in Co Louth on Wednesday, attend a gala dinner at Dublin Castle on Thursday and visit Knock Shrine on Friday.
President Biden will land in Belfast this evening where he'll be met by the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Coordinator of the US National Security Council, John Kirby, is playing down security concerns about possible terrorist activity in Northern Ireland.
"We have seen over the last couple of days there has been some activity; the President is grateful for the work that Northern Ireland security forces have done, and continue to do, to protect all communities and certainly the people in Northern Ireland. He is very much looking forward to going to Belfast; the timing of this is based around the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, something the President has a personal connection to," he added.