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The Italian president lands at Shannon Airport ahead of the European elections

THE President of the Italian Republic landed at Shannon Airport for a short visit ahead of the European elections.

Sergio Mattarella arrived in Shannon on Sunday, May 19, accompanied by his daughter Laura Mattarella, for a short visit to Ireland.

Paul Kavanagh, Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Ruggero Corrias, the Ambassador of Italy in Ireland, the ambassador’s wife Vania Lorenzo and Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, welcomed the President to Ireland.

Mattarella said ahead of the European elections at a lunch hosted by Michael D. Higgins: “Ireland is perhaps the most successful example of life in the European Union, which puts the country in the top group in terms of per capita income of its citizens. Today A few days before the European elections, your country’s example sends a strong message to those who still hesitate to recognize the benefits that individual countries derive from their membership of the European Union.”

President Mattarella is the longest-serving president in the history of the United States Italian Republic, which was first elected in 2015.

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