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#Obamavisit

# obamavisit - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump

US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.

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.

# obamavisit - Monday 23 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Some of the news and views you may have missed in the excitement of this afternoon…

In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland Obama This post contains images

In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland

The visit of US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in pictures…

Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert

Jedward takes to the stage at College Green to sing their Eurovision hit after Daniel Day-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the US president, incorporating the words of former president Abraham Lincoln.

Access to College Green restricted as crowds build for Obama event

Gardaí say the area near the stage for tonight’s event is already at capacity and are appealing to people not to travel in to that area of town.

“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.

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Thousands gather in Dublin city hours ahead of Obama’s presidential address

The US president performing at today’s event which will also feature music from Irish acts including Westlife, Jedward and Sharon Shannon.

From The Daily Edge "Uncle Enda" sends some bedtime reading to the Obama children - but how will his gift measure up? Obama

"Uncle Enda" sends some bedtime reading to the Obama children - but how will his gift measure up?

The Taoiseach is sending a book about Hawaii written by Irish man Padraic Colum to first daughters Malia and Sasha. Where does he rank in the list of worldwide gift-givers?

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?