The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to New York next week for a series of engagements.

As part of Ireland's presidency of the United Nations Security Council, Mr Martin will chair a meeting of the council on the issue of 'Climate and Security'.

He will also deliver Ireland's National Statement to the UN General Assembly.

While in New York, the Taoiseach will participate in a joint EU/UN event on empowering women in peace and conflict situations.

He will have a number of bilateral meetings with other EU and world leaders in the margins of the General Assembly and will address the Council on Foreign Relations on Ireland’s UN priorities, the transatlantic relationship and Brexit.

Mr Martin will also meet with the new Governor of New York state, Kathy Hochul, who has strong connections to Ireland, her grandparents having emigrated to the US from Co Kerry.

The Taoiseach will participate in a dedication ceremony for the new Irish Arts Center, meet with representatives of Irish and Irish-American community organisations and a undertake a series of economic engagements, supporting the work of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland in the US.