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#President Barack Obama

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 20 June, 2015

US presidential hopeful calls Charleston massacre an accident
# Oops
# Oops

US presidential hopeful calls Charleston massacre an accident

Jun 20th 2015, 10:34 AM 23,382 Views 103 Comments

The Republican governor said drugs, and not gun control, may be the real issue here.

# president-barack-obama - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace

Mar 11th 2015, 12:51 PM 30,278 Views 182 Comments

The Deputy struggled to understand the Taoiseach’s Irish, who refused to speak in English.

# president-barack-obama - Monday 12 January, 2015

White House: 'We should have sent someone more important to Paris march'
# Charlie Hebdo
# Charlie Hebdo

White House: 'We should have sent someone more important to Paris march'

Jan 12th 2015, 7:23 PM 28,305 Views 67 Comments

Security arrangements prevented Obama from attending.

# president-barack-obama - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Poll: Should Enda Kenny do the Ice Bucket Challenge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Enda Kenny do the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Aug 27th 2014, 9:33 AM 16,643 Views 133 Comments

Everyone from Ben Affleck to George Bush have had a bucket of ice water chucked over them. Should our Taoiseach get involved?

# president-barack-obama - Monday 31 March, 2014

Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits
# Ticktock
# Ticktock

Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits

Mar 31st 2014, 8:24 PM 9,002 Views 40 Comments

It will be months before it’s clear whether the law has made medical assurance affordable.

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Obama asks Congress to authorise military action against Syria
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

Obama asks Congress to authorise military action against Syria

Aug 31st 2013, 7:21 PM 7,991 Views 171 Comments

The decision represents a significant gamble for Obama, who has an estranged relationship with lawmakers.

# president-barack-obama - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 23 Views 24 Comments

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# president-barack-obama - Thursday 2 May, 2013

US reconsidering whether to arm Syrian rebels as at least 50 die in Bayda
# Syria
# Syria

US reconsidering whether to arm Syrian rebels as at least 50 die in Bayda

May 2nd 2013, 9:10 PM 5,471 Views 55 Comments

The potential rethink comes a week after the US said that they believed that chemical weapons had been used in the country.

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Kenny set for 'shamrock ceremony' at White House... on Tuesday
# Shamrockin The Usa
# Shamrockin The Usa

Kenny set for 'shamrock ceremony' at White House... on Tuesday

Mar 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,847 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach will visit the White House to hand over shamrock during a ceremony that began 61 years ago.

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 2 March, 2013

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US
# United States
# United States

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:51 PM 4,668 Views 17 Comments

Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.

# president-barack-obama - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement
# Free Trade
# Free Trade

Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement

Feb 13th 2013, 4:53 PM 7,439 Views 19 Comments

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said the US will launch talks on an agreement with the EU.

# president-barack-obama - Sunday 3 February, 2013

White House issues photo of Obama with gun
# Gun Debate
# Gun Debate

White House issues photo of Obama with gun

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:40 AM 12,366 Views 49 Comments

The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting
# Shooting
# Shooting

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting

Jan 5th 2013, 12:25 PM 25,223 Views 61 Comments

The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.

# president-barack-obama - Friday 21 December, 2012

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
# Fiscal Cliff
# Fiscal Cliff

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Dec 21st 2012, 8:33 AM 3,572 Views 19 Comments

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# president-barack-obama - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

VIDEO: Four key moments in last night's US presidential debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Four key moments in last night's US presidential debate

Oct 17th 2012, 9:41 AM 5,566 Views 9 Comments

US President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney went head-to-head for the second of their debates last night.

# president-barack-obama - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Sep 20th 2012, 8:53 AM 1,523 Views 2 Comments

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# president-barack-obama - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Daily Fix: New Year's Eve
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: New Year's Eve

Dec 31st 2011, 7:26 PM 3,804 Views 5 Comments

On New Year’s Eve, we bring you a round up of the day’s main stories, including: Clarke and McIlroy make the honours list; a rise in callouts for the bomb squad; and copyright is lifted on James Joyce’s work.

# president-barack-obama - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011
# Roads
From The Daily Edge
# Roads

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011

Dec 29th 2011, 8:21 PM 10,128 Views 15 Comments

From Obama’s visit to a truck that spilled mayonnaise all over a road, we take a look at some of the standout moments in traffic on Ireland’s roads in 2011.

# president-barack-obama - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump

May 24th 2011, 11:26 AM 5,423 Views 36 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround

May 24th 2011, 8:00 AM 12 Views 0 Comments

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.

# president-barack-obama - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

May 17th 2011, 8:44 AM 3,200 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth begins an historic trip to Ireland today; two devices are found in Dublin and Kildare; and IMF head detained in the Bronx’s notorious Rikers Island jail.

# president-barack-obama - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing
# USA
# USA

Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing

Apr 19th 2011, 12:47 PM 386 Views 0 Comments

A Rolling Stone article was at centre of storm in which now retired Gen McChrystal was accused of being disrespectful about top US officials.

# president-barack-obama - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Truck carrying explosive material crashes into shop in Moneygall
# Moneygall
# Moneygall

Truck carrying explosive material crashes into shop in Moneygall

Apr 14th 2011, 11:44 AM 5,776 Views 0 Comments

Owner of shop also owns Barack Obama’s ancestral home – no-one was injured in the morning accident.

# president-barack-obama - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Poll: Does it really matter if Obama only spends five hours in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does it really matter if Obama only spends five hours in Ireland?

Mar 30th 2011, 9:51 AM 1,681 Views 0 Comments

Initial reports suggest that Obama’s much vaunted Irish trip will in fact be the miniest of mini-breaks.

Now you see him... Obama may only stay in Ireland for five hours
# Obama Mini-break
# Obama Mini-break

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

Mar 30th 2011, 9:23 AM 2,525 Views 0 Comments

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