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An appreciative Taoiseach told the President: 'Any day you beat the All Blacks is a good day in Ireland'

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President Joe Biden called the Taoiseach this evening

President Joe Biden called the Taoiseach this evening

President Joe Biden called the Taoiseach this evening

Taoiseach Micheál Martin received a surprise phone call from President Joe Biden this evening who rang him to congratulate him on Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks. 

In a phone call shortly after the game, President Biden paid tribute to the famous victory, telling the Taoiseach, “Well done, I’m delighted for you.”

An appreciative Taoiseach told the President: “Any day you beat the All Blacks is a good day in Ireland.”

During the call, President Biden spoke about his own experiences playing American football in college and mentioned his family links with Rob Kearney.

The pair also discussed the recent meeting at COP26.

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach said: “President Biden rang the Taoiseach to congratulate Ireland on the team’s victory over New Zealand in the rugby international.

“The President also told the Taoiseach he was pleased to have met him at the COP26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow last week.”

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