1. ITV Report

Taoiseach to visit Orange Order’s NI headquarters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is understood to be visiting the Orange Order in Belfast this week. Credit: Pacemaker

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to make an historic visit to the Northern Ireland headquarters of the Orange Order.

It is understood Friday’s visit to Schomberg House in Belfast will mark the first time the head of the Irish government will have visited the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland’s headquarters.

According to the Press Association, Mr Varadkar will also meet Orange lodge members from the Irish Republic as part of his visit.