Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in the US to take part in a series of engagements aimed at encouraging business and investment in Ireland.

The visit to Philadelphia and Cleveland is part of the Government's efforts to drive economic recovery and employment.

In Philadelphia, Mr Kenny addressed the Brehon Law Society Symposium on Doing Business in the US and Ireland.

He explained how Ireland has become more competitive and represents an excellent investment opportunity for US companies.

The Taoiseach will speak at the City Club of Cleveland tomorrow, when he will meet representatives of the Irish communities and promote The Gathering 2013.