VP Mike Pence is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett for an early St.Patrik's Day breakfast.

Good morning from the Vice President’s residence, where pool has gathered for an early St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. 

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett arrived at the Naval Observatory at 8:36 a.m. The VP and Second Lady Karen Pence greeted them upon arrival, as traditional Irish folk music played on in the background. 

Your pooler spotted newly installed VP chief of staff Marc Short in a festive green tie shortly before the Taoiseach’s arrival. He appeared hard at work his first week on the job, fielding phone calls from the wraparound porch. 

Today’s menu includes: Poached eggs on sautéed spinach with Mornay sauce, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Potato Pancakes, Roasted Tomatoes, plus an assortment of breakfast bread and fresh fruit. 

The Taoiseach will head to the White House later this morning for an expanded bilateral meeting with the president and VP. 

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