The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced the 2019 St Patrick’s day programmes which will for instance underline Ireland’s commitment to the European Union with a visit to every EU capital.  As the Tánaiste said, “St. Patrick’s Day offers a unique opportunity to promote Ireland around the world, to celebrate our heritage and renew our bonds with the global Irish family”.

( https://www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/press-releases/press-release-archive/2019/january/tanaiste-announces-2019-st-patricks-day-programmes.php )