Varadkar Set To Ring The Opening Bell On The Stock Exchange


The Taoiseach will ring the opening bell on the New York stock exchange in around an hour’s time. It caps off a three day visit to launch Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

This morning the Taoiseach will open the New York Stock Exchange – while also ringing the starting bell for the campaign to get a seat on the UN Security Council. It’s a bid that’s drawn some criticism with people saying they’d rather see money spent at home on health or housing than on a bid for a UN seat.

The campaigning takes place over the next two years with the prize a seat on the UN Security Council in 2021.

Ireland has taken a seat every 20 years or so going back to the 60s. But this time we’re in what’s been dubbed the pool of death, with Canada and Norway also competing for a seat.

The Irish delegates will be hoping that despite being outspent, they won’t be outsold.