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Tuesday, 12 December, 2000, 00:42 GMT
The Clinton visit: Itinerary

President Clinton has a packed schedule for his Irish visit
Every minute of Bill Clinton's third and final visit to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland before the end of his presidency is accounted for.

In two days, the US president seen to have made the greatest contribution to Northern Ireland affairs, will be trying to help create a climate for political progress, pressing palms with politicians, and doing what he does best - speaking to the people.

Tuesday's itinerary

8000 US President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, the US First Lady Hillary Clinton and her mother Dorothy Rodham touch down at Dublin airport in Air Force One.

Welcome by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Irish Foreign Ministers Brian Cowen and Liz O'Donnell.

0825 Courtesy call to the US ambassador's house in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

1025 Meet Irish President Mary McAleese at her official residence, Dublin.


Hillary is to speak at a Northern Ireland womens' conference in Belfast
1115 Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton attend a function at the US embassy, Dublin.

1120 Meet Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at government buildings to discuss the peace process and take questions from journalists at a short session.

1215 Address by President Clinton to 2,000 invited guests at a lunch in the Guinness brewery in Dublin.

1415 Possible Dublin city centre walkabout.

1915 Arrive in Dundalk, County Louth, by road from Dublin.

2000 Keynote public address in Dundalk town centre by President Clinton, followed by walkabout.

2025 Leave Dundalk to travel to Belfast by helicopter.

2100 Arrive Belfast. Stay at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast Laganside.

Wednesday's itinerary

0940 Meet assembly members and leaders of the Northern Ireland political parties at Stormont. Welcome by Northern Ireland First Minister David Trimble and Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon.

1040 Hillary Clinton gives a speech at the 'Women Raising Their Voices for the New Northern Ireland' conference in the Grand Opera House, Belfast

1440 Keynote address to 8,500 members of the public at Belfast's new millennium stadium, the Odyssey Arena by President Clinton.

1500 Depart for London in Air Force One.

1820 Arrive Heathrow Airport. Travel to Chequers to have dinner with Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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