US President Joe Biden celebrated St Patrick's Day events at the White House with Irish premier Leo Varadkar and pop singer Niall Horan, among other dignitaries.
While at the events, the president joked about his Irish ancestry, stating that he is "really not Irish" as he does not drink alcohol and his relatives "actually weren't in jail".
Biden also expressed his desire to see Northern Ireland's devolved government return and celebrated Ireland's response to the invasion of Ukraine during the course of the festivities.
As part of the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations, President Joe Biden hosted guests including Irish premier Leo Varadkar and pop singer Niall Horan at the White House.
The Irish leader had breakfast with Vice President Kamala Harris before joining Biden for lunch at the US Capitol.
During a speech at a Friends of Ireland luncheon, Biden jokingly stated that he was "really not Irish" because he doesn't drink alcohol and his relatives "actually weren't in jail".
Meanwhile, Horan performed four songs, including two on the theme of emigration, and was welcomed by Biden who said he was "welcome back anytime".
Biden also expressed his strong support for the Windsor Framework and claimed that he hoped that Ireland would win the Six Nations rugby tournament.
While sources such as The Telegraph and Sky News focused on Biden's jokes and quips, The Independent and Al Jazeera provided broader coverage of the events taking place.