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# obama-in-ireland - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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.

# obama-in-ireland - Monday 12 November, 2012

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.

# obama-in-ireland - Friday 30 December, 2011

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011

It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.

# obama-in-ireland - Saturday 28 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s fix: Bruton rules out presidential bid; the other Bruton comes under fire; Kenny gives Obama some Irish tips; Amnesty turns 50; and Manchester United players try their hand at acting…

"I finished the pint, so if anybody asks!" - a behind the scenes look at Obama's Ireland visit Obama In Ireland This post contains videos

"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.

# obama-in-ireland - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge What was Obama thinking when his car got stuck? Ten Things This post contains videos

What was Obama thinking when his car got stuck?

David Letterman thinks he knows what Barack Obama was thinking as ‘The Beast’ became stuck on a high ramp.

# obama-in-ireland - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

€1.73m: The Defence Forces bill for Obama and Queen visits

Justice and Defence minister Alan Shatter says the Defence Forces faces a €1.73m bill for the extra security costs this month.

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.

# obama-in-ireland - Monday 23 May, 2011

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#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit

Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.

“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.

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.

From The Daily Edge Obama heads to the US embassy for lunch, but what's on the menu? Obama This post contains a poll

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?

Kenny tells Obama: Bring your golf clubs next time

The bailout, Northern Ireland, the Queen’s visit, the Republic’s role in the world, and golf were among the topics discussed by president Barack Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh house this morning.

Obama arrives at Farmleigh house to meet with Taoiseach and Tánaiste

The US president has arrived at Farmleigh house for an official bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste.

Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras

Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle have now departed Áras an Uachtaráin after meeting with president Mary McAleese and her husband this morning.

Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit

Air Force One touches down at 9:28am, carrying Barack and Michelle Obama to Ireland ahead of a trip to the Áras.

# obama-in-ireland - Sunday 22 May, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In today’s 9 at 9: State funeral for Garret FitzGerald; final preparations for Obama; another volcanic eruption; elections in Spain; weak children; and the glory that was Leinster in Cardiff.

# obama-in-ireland - Saturday 21 May, 2011

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.

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Gallery: Dublin's College Green prepares for Obama rally

Construction workers are beginning to erect a stage on College Green ahead of Monday’s public rally at which the president of the United States will speak.

Stars to turnout for Obama rally as preparations underway for president's 'personal journey'

Westlife, Imelda May, and Jedward are among the acts set to appear at the public rally being held in Dublin on Monday evening as preparations are well underway for the arrival of the US president.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am including: Preparations underway for Obama visit; Garret FitzGerald to lie in repose in Dublin today; thousands protest in Spain; and the end of the world, or not.

# obama-in-ireland - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Dissident republicans 'attempted to acquire rocket launchers and missiles' ahead of Queen's visit

The developments will mean that, controversially, British police protection officers will carry firearms on the streets of Dublin next week, according to The Times newspaper.

# obama-in-ireland - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Obama operations Gardaí arrest man in relation to ‘threats to kill’

A man in his 40s was arrested by Gardaí investigating threats to kill or cause harm. Separately three men linked to dissident republicanism were arrested in connection with next week’s visit of the Queen and will appear in court tomorrow.

# obama-in-ireland - Saturday 16 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.

# obama-in-ireland - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Obama's Ireland visit could include Croke Park rally

The 44th president of the United States could line out at GAA headquarters.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: It’s census day today so every household must fill out their forms; Barack Obama could be set to line out at Croke Park; a new poll finds support for the coalition; and Gay Byrne will be back on our screens every Friday.

# obama-in-ireland - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Now you see him... Obama may only stay in Ireland for five hours

Initial reports from the White House show that President Obama is planning a very, very short stay in Ireland