Taoiseach set for Cameron meeting
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will hold his first formal meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron next week.
The two leaders are due to hold talks on Monday in Downing Street, London.
The pair have already spoken informally on the fringes of EU summits and talked on the telephone over the murder of Police Service of Northern Ireland Constable Ronan Kerr.
Details on the content of the meeting have yet to be finalised.
A spokeswoman for Downing Street said they would not be commenting on the talks at this stage.
Mr Cameron invited Mr Kenny to Downing Street after Ireland's general election in February.
Both governments are preparing for the historic state visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh next month.
The royal trip will take in a tour of several historically significant sites including Croke Park - the scene of a massacre by British troops - and Dublin's Garden of Remembrance - which honours all those who fought for Irish freedom.
The trip, from May 17 to 20, will be the first by a British sovereign to the Republic.
The historic visit will also include events at Trinity College Dublin, the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, and the Guinness Storehouse.