Top o' the morning to you! The President is having an Irish day Wednesday.
The President will begin his day by receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed.
The President will then meet with the Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen in the Oval Office.
In the afternoon, the President will attend Speaker Pelosi’s Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the Capitol. The Taoiseach and the Vice President will also attend. Watch the President's remarks live at 12:35pm. [foxlivestream]
In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host the Taoiseach and Mrs. Cowen at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Reception held in the East Room. The President and the Taoiseach will deliver remarks and participate in a traditional Shamrock Ceremony. The Vice President will introduce the President. Prior to their arrival, the Keltic Dreams, an after school Irish dancing troupe from Public School 59 in the Bronx, and the City of Washington Pipe Band will perform. You'll be able to watch this live at 7:25pm est. [foxlivestream]