How You Can Watch Joe Biden’s Inauguration Here In Ireland

And everything else you need to know

Two months after his election victory, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president today, the 20th of January.

In a matter of hours, the ceremony will take place where Joe Biden will take an oath to office, becoming the 46th president of the United States of America. But, when and where can we here in Ireland watch the historical moment take place?

On RTÉ One broadcasting will begin at 4pm (11am American time), with RTÉ’s Washington correspondent Brian O’Donovan covering the event. Joe is expected to officially take office at 5pm our time, with the coverage running until 5.40pm. If you can’t make it to a tv, you can stream the inauguration here.

But, if you can’t make the live event, don’t worry as at 6pm the RTÉ Six One news will run through the main points from the inauguration.

So, can we expect a little entertainment? 


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Yes, we know it’s technically not a ‘show’, BUT we will certainly be kept entertained by the proceedings, as Lady GaGa will sing the national anthem, something that she says she is “deeply honoured” by.

Along with GaGa, a slew of A-Listers are descending on the capitol today in support of Joe and Kamala. Performing after Lady GaGa is Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. Other celebrities in the capitol at the minute include Bruce Springsteen. Katy Perry, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi.

Former presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with their wives will be in attendance. But, given the current pandemic, the ceremony will be adhering to strict social distancing guidelines, with the city of Washington currently on lockdown and many Americans tuning in to the event virtually.

Will Donald Trump be there? 

Short answer, no.

Donald Trump, as he previously stated, will not be in attendance at the inauguration. He is expected to leave the White House along with Melania for their home in Florida, but it is unclear if Trump will host Joe and his wife for the customary courtesy visit at the White House.