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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

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In pics: Michelle Obama and girls visit Wicklow park and lunch with Bono in pub
Michelle, Sasha and Malia first took a tour through Wicklow Mountains National Park and then headed to Finnegan’s Pub for lunch with Bono and his wife.
You have to hand it to them: Paddy Power are good at this
“Free €100 bet in this shop if your name is Obama – birth certificate required as proof of identity.”
Bono taking the Obama ladies out for lunch in Dalkey
They’re going to his favourite pub, Finnegans.
Shatter: Garda fears over station closures are "alarmist and irresponsible"
The justice minister tells the Garda Representative Association that suggestions about crime levels rising are “damaging”.
From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year
The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.
Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year
Two-thirds of the spending came from the Department of Foreign Affairs, incurred for the visits of the Queen and Obama.
Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography
Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.
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.
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.
State visits to cost Ireland 'around €20m' - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny says the total cost has not been finalised, but the total costs of the Royal and Obama visits will be around €20m.
Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits
The Garda representative body says some members were denied “basic human needs” and felt “undervalued”.
Kenny 'did not run College Green speech past Obama'
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.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
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.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
€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.
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.
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
The visit of US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in pictures…
#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 speaks in Dublin: "Never has a nation so small inspired so much in another"
At College Green, Dublin, this evening, the US president spoke warmly of the enduring “friendship and shared values” that continue to support a close relationship between the US and Ireland.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Traffic headaches return: Dublin enters lockdown ahead of Obama visit
Some road closures and restrictions will kick in from tomorrow morning, to allow for preparations at College Green.
Information blackout on Obama visit until 24 hours before
Information on restrictions in Dublin arising from the presidential visit won’t be released until very shortly before Obama and his wife Michelle arrive in the country, according to gardaí.
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.
"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig
The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.