French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Dublin next week, where he is due to meet President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Mr Macron will arrive in Ireland next Thursday, 26 August, where he will be welcomed by President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

A statement from the president's office said that after the welcoming ceremony, they will have a bilateral meeting at the Áras followed by a meeting with a number of prominent writers and thinkers.

Mr Macron will then travel to Government Buildings for talks with the Taoiseach.

The talks will focus on current EU and international issues, Covid-19 and Irish-French relations, a Government statement said.

The Taoiseach will host the French President at Government Buildings

In the evening, he will be hosted for a working dinner with President Higgins and his wife Sabina.

Accompanying the French President on his trip will be a number of ministers from his government.

Their itinerary will include bilateral meetings with Irish counterparts, including Ministers Simon Coveney, Paschal Donohoe and Thomas Byrne.