Watch live as Irish leader presents President Trump with bowl of shamrock

St Patrick's Day celebrations continue in Washington DC as President Trump is presented with the annual shamrock bowl by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. 

In 1952, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, John Hearne, sent a small box of shamrocks to US President Harry Truman, unknowingly creating a tradition that is still carried out 66 years later.

President Truman was out of town at the time, but later sent Ambassador Hearne a message, in which Truman said that he hoped "relations...
source: Irish Central

2019-03-15 01:28
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