Trump asks Taoiseach for clarity on Northern Ireland peace process

Trump calls Ireland's Varadkar to congratulate him

In their first telephone call since Mr Varadkar was appointed Taoiseach earlier this month, the pair did not discuss a visit to Ireland by the U.S. president.

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Trump made the phone call with media present and was photographed behind his desk in the Oval Office.

During an "introductory" phonecall this evening, Mr Trump said he looked forward to meeting the new Taoiseach in Washington next March.

An invitation for Trump to visit Ireland, extended by Varadkar's predecessor Enda Kenny was not mentioned during the call, it is understood.

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Both leaders discussed the undocumented Irish, migration, Brexit and the movement of goods and citizens across the border, climate change, free trade, and Irish inward investment in the US.

Varadkar took office as prime minister, or taoiseach, earlier this month after winning the leadership of Ireland's ruling centre-right Fine Gael party.

They also discussed the Northern Ireland peace process.

Mr Varadkar also held a call with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, today where they talked about efforts to restore the Stormont Executive ahead of Thursday's deadline, and the agreement between the Tories and the DUP.

Mr. Varadkar said that he will raise issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights on a future USA visit.

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