Upon arrival, the Pope was received by the deputy Prime Minister, Simon Coveney, and by two children who offered a floral tribute to the Pope.
Also present were Cardinals Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, and Seán Baptis Brady, archbishop emeritus of Armagh; H.E. Msgr. Eamon Martin, archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and President of the Irish Episcopal Conference; H.E. Msgr. Diarmuid Martin, archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland; H.E. Msgr. Michael Neary, archbishop of Tuam; H.E. Msgr. Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A., archbishop of Cashel and Emly; His Grace Michael Jackson, Anglican archbishop of Dublin; and a family.
At the end of the official reception the Pope transferred to Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential residence situated in Phoenix Park, north of Dublin.