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# Obama in Ireland

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# 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.
# Review 2011
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.
# Daily Fix
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…
# 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.
# Ten Things
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.
# Visits
€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
#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit
Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.
# 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
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
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
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
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.
# Obama
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
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 in Ireland
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.
# Obama in Ireland
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.
# queen's visit
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.
# Arrest
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.
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'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 Mini-break
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