The US launch of a new American Irish State Legislators Caucus will be held in Florida today.

The hybrid event will take place at the National Conference of State Legislators Summit in the city of Tampa and will be attended by some of the 818 members of the new caucus.

Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Senator Mark Daly will launch the caucus alongside Speaker Robin Vos of Wisconsin, who is President of the National Conference of State Legislators, which has more than 7,300 members.

"The relationship with the United States is vital to Ireland and to the Peace Process," Senator Daly said.

"Last week I met with the Congressional Friends of Ireland in Washington DC who hope that as members of the American Irish State Legislators Caucus move from state politics to the national stage, they will join the Friends of Ireland," he added.

The Irish launch of the caucus was held in Dublin last month when legislators from 27 US states gathered at the Mansion House.

The event was attended by 55 Senate presidents and minority leaders.

Those behind the initiative say the purpose of the new caucus is to ensure that state legislators across the US understand Ireland and issues such as Brexit, trade and the Good Friday Agreement.

It is hoped that every US state will have its own American Irish State Legislators caucus by the end of 2022.