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28 February 2015

Irish Prime Minister to Lead St. Patrick's Parade During Atlanta Visit in March

Georgia Unfiltered has learned that a foreign head of government will visit Atlanta in March.

Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland, is scheduled to be in the Peach State for meetings with Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Mr. Kenny will also deliver remarks to the Irish Chamber of Atlanta.

(Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland, is scheduled to visit Atlanta in March for meetings with Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Kenny will also serve as Grand Marshal for the 133rd St. Patrick's Parade.)
"The fact that the Taoiseach is visiting Atlanta at the busiest time of the year for the Irish Government shows the priority and value the Government attaches to our transatlantic relationship,” said Paul Gleeson, the Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta.

As part of his visit to Atlanta, Enda Kenny will serve as Grand Marshal for the 133rd annual Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade.

"The Irish Prime Minister is the most popular man in the world on St Patrick’s Day. Out of the tens of thousands of St Patrick’s Day Parades around the world, we’re absolutely delighted, and extremely honored, that Enda Kenny has chosen to come to Atlanta to be Grand Marshal of the 133rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Dave Fitzgerald, chairman of the Atlanta parade.

The parade steps off at noon, 14 March 2015, in midtown Atlanta.

Mr. Kenny, the leader of the Fine Gael political party, has been the Taoiseach of Ireland since 2011.