By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA in Washington DC
Leo Varadkar has hailed the Irish rugby team’s Grand Slam victory as a “fantastic achievement”.
The Taoiseach congratulated the team and their staff after watching the match from an Irish bar in Washington DC, a day after St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
“A fantastic achievement. Wishing them all the very best for their World Cup preparations,” he said.
What a way to round off an incredible week to be Irish, @IrishRugby winning the Grand Slam at home.
Bring on the World Cup! pic.twitter.com/W8giriZwid
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 18, 2023
The Six Nations win culminates a three-day St Patrick’s Day trip to the US capital during which Mr Varadkar met with US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
During a series of speeches and bilateral meetings, the Taoiseach thanked the US for its support on Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement, as Mr Biden hailed the Windsor Framework as a “vital, vital step”.