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# Moneygall
Gardaí investigating after dozens of sheep killed on farm in Co Offaly
The farm owner claimed the sheep were killed after being attacked by dogs.
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# barack obama plaza
Statue of Obamas unveiled at motorway service station near former president's ancestral home
Obama’s speechwriter was on hand to unveil the statue.
# Roscrea
13 cars involved in multiple collisions in a hailstorm on the M7 in Tipperary
None of the injuries sustained in the collisions are understood to be life-threatening.
# in moneygall
They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?
As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.
# supermacs with barack
10 reasons why Barack Obama Plaza is the best place on earth
You baffling beauty of a service station.
# Life of Reilly
James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million
Since 2001, Reilly and his wife Dorothy have slept in “The King’s Bed”, a royal sleigh bed carved out of oak for the visit of King George IV to Ireland in 1821.
# dream home
This Moneygall mansion is on the money, alright
It’s set on 21 acres and has a guest cottage and school house.
# deploy the marines
There are pigs on the loose near Barack Obama Plaza
Take care if you’re heading past Moneygall on the M7…
# Henry The Eighth
Henry Healy: Finding out I was Barack Obama's 8th cousin transformed my life
The US President’s closest Irish relation was speaking ahead of the official opening of a Barack Obama visitor centre in Moneygall today.
# On Tour
Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre
The centre is to open at Barack Obama Plaza in the Co Offaly town.
# Obama
Michelle Obama and daughters set to visit Ireland
The American first lady and children could accompany Barack Obama, who is scheduled to attend the G8 summit in Fermanagh this June.
# Moneygall
Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs
The owners of Supermacs have announced plans for a €6 million plaza at the ancestral home of the US President.
# Barack O'Bama
Mayor of Kilkenny writes to Obama and hopes he'll visit next year
Seán Ó hArgáin has congratulated the US President on a second term and wants him to come to Kilkenny if he makes another trip to Ireland.
# ambassador
Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora
Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Henry Healy
Henry Healy rules out a career in politics
President Obama’s cousin looks to teaching after being let go from the job he held for six years.
# St Patrick's Day
Moneygall publican gets invite to the White House
Both Ollie Hayes and his nephew Henry Healy have received official invites to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with the Obamas.
Barack O'Bama launches Irish-American Heritage Month
Apparently it’s an annual thing…
# state visits
Shatter confirms the royal and US state visits cost Ireland €36 million
The minister today said that €15 million went on garda resources alone for the two visits in May 2011.
# Heritage Week
Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week
The nine-day festival kicked off on Saturday, with events across the country including at least 200 in Dublin alone.
# Fourth of July
Fourth of July: Celebrations in Dublin, Limerick... and Moneygall
Fireworks and barbeques are traditional Fourth of July celebrations in the US but what are we doing in Ireland?
# Moneygall
Michelle Obama feels "connection" with Moneygall
The First Lady spoke of what she experienced during her family’s visit to Moneygall in May.
# Tourism
The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates
Cork, Tipperary, Kildare and Moneygall are all seeing an increase in interest following the visits by the US President and Queen Elizabeth II. Twitter reveals that people are going to Moneygall just to say they were there.
# Obama in Ireland
"I finished the pint, so if anybody asks!" - a behind the scenes look at Obama's Ireland visit
Watch how Enda Kenny praises Michelle Obama’s “lovely” writing, Obama sinks his pint and practices his cúpla focal prior to his rousing speech on College Green.
Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround
Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, despite the hype, the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama will not be the catalyst for a major change in Ireland’s financial fortunes.
Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit
Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.
(Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of goings-on at College Green in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama.
# Obama
“Are you ready for one Mr. President?” – Barack Obama has a pint with his relatives in Moneygall
As the US president heads back to Dublin for the rally at College Green, Moneygall residents pour into Ollie Hayes’ pub to celebrate Obama’s visit, which included a lengthy walkabout, some family photos, and a pint of the black stuff.
# Obama
Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.
# Obama
On a journey to find 'his inner Irishman' - how the US media is reporting Obama's visit
The US president has come to our shores to engage in a custom well-known to his predecessors, according to the US media that have accompanied him on his Ireland visit.
# Obama
Obama heads to the US embassy for lunch, but what's on the menu?
The president and his wife are headed to Ballsbridge for a private meal. Will it be bacon and cabbage, or crisps and red lemonade on the menu?
# Obama in Ireland
Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause
With a day to go before Barack Obama touches down in Dublin, one newspaper speculates that he could even help Ireland’s campaign for a cut on its bailout interest rate but others aren’t so impressed by the arrival of the US president.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
The world hasn’t ended, which means you get to catch up on everything that went on today in The Daily Fix.
# obama visit
Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised
Pearse Street, the Quays, Dame Street and more, and routes around Merrion Square, Ballsbridge, the Phoenix Park, the airport and the N4/M50 will be affected on Monday. There will also be restrictions in Tipperary and Offaly.
Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors
The parish of Shinrone in Co Offaly, just 10 miles from Moneygall, is the place where President Obama’s earliest Irish ancestors can be traced and boasts a connection with not just one US president, but two.
# Obama
"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig
The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.
# obama visit
Confirmed: Obama to hold public event at Dublin's College Green
The President and First Lady will join Enda Kenny at a free-entry public event next Monday, the government confirms.