Governor Deval Patrick will travel to the Republic of Ireland next week, joining state Senate President Therese Murray for a portion of her 10-day trade mission to the region.
Patrick is slated to spend three days in Dublin and meet with the prime minister, the minister for foreign affairs and trade and business leaders in the country, his office said today.
Murray is slated to meet political and business officials in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She will attend events in Dublin, Belfast, and other cities, her office said.
“I am delighted that the governor will be joining us in Ireland,’’ the Senate president said in a statement to the Globe. “This trade mission is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our international connections, expand opportunities for Massachusetts companies and continue to promote the Commonwealth as a portal for health care, technology and life sciences in the United States.’’
Patrick will depart Massachusetts on Tuesday evening and return to the Commonwealth on Friday afternoon, his office said.