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# obama-visit - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

In pics: Michelle Obama and girls visit Wicklow park and lunch with Bono in pub
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In pics: Michelle Obama and girls visit Wicklow park and lunch with Bono in pub

Jun 18th 2013, 5:21 PM 29,879 Views 70 Comments

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
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# O'Bama Power

You have to hand it to them: Paddy Power are good at this

Jun 18th 2013, 10:27 AM 3,958 Views 1 Comment

“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
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Bono taking the Obama ladies out for lunch in Dalkey

Jun 18th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,905 Views 5 Comments

They’re going to his favourite pub, Finnegans.

# obama-visit - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Shatter: Garda fears over station closures are "alarmist and irresponsible"
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# Gardaí

Shatter: Garda fears over station closures are "alarmist and irresponsible"

Apr 17th 2012, 6:38 PM 4,081 Views 52 Comments

The justice minister tells the Garda Representative Association that suggestions about crime levels rising are “damaging”.

# obama-visit - Friday 9 March, 2012

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year
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From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

Mar 9th 2012, 7:28 AM 1,688 Views 3 Comments

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

# obama-visit - Friday 2 March, 2012

Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year
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# Entertainment

Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year

Mar 2nd 2012, 2:20 PM 2,631 Views 41 Comments

Two-thirds of the spending came from the Department of Foreign Affairs, incurred for the visits of the Queen and Obama.

# obama-visit - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography
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Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography

Feb 25th 2012, 6:50 PM 7,463 Views 42 Comments

Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.

# obama-visit - Friday 30 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 30th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,282 Views 2 Comments

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

# obama-visit - Monday 22 August, 2011

Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week
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Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week

Aug 22nd 2011, 3:41 PM 361 Views 1 Comment

The nine-day festival kicked off on Saturday, with events across the country including at least 200 in Dublin alone.

# obama-visit - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

State visits to cost Ireland 'around €20m' - Taoiseach
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State visits to cost Ireland 'around €20m' - Taoiseach

Jun 21st 2011, 4:22 PM 390 Views 12 Comments

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
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Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits

Jun 21st 2011, 3:54 PM 2,519 Views 41 Comments

The Garda representative body says some members were denied “basic human needs” and felt “undervalued”.

# obama-visit - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Kenny 'did not run College Green speech past Obama'
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# Dáil Éireann

Kenny 'did not run College Green speech past Obama'

Jun 8th 2011, 12:23 PM 298 Views 4 Comments

# obama-visit - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates
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The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates

May 30th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,820 Views 0 Comments

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.

# obama-visit - Friday 27 May, 2011

The week in photos
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# Week In Photos

The week in photos

May 27th 2011, 7:08 PM 1,580 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# obama-visit - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

What was Obama thinking when his car got stuck?
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What was Obama thinking when his car got stuck?

May 25th 2011, 7:47 AM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

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

# obama-visit - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 24th 2011, 7:57 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

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

May 24th 2011, 4:00 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

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
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Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump

May 24th 2011, 11:26 AM 5,429 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.

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about Ireland's future?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about Ireland's future?

May 24th 2011, 11:24 AM 4,897 Views 0 Comments

Barack Obama thinks that our country’s best days are ahead – do you agree?

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround
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# Opinion

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround

May 24th 2011, 8:00 AM 13 Views 9 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.

# obama-visit - Monday 23 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

May 23rd 2011, 7:56 PM 2,499 Views 0 Comments

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

In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland
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In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland

May 23rd 2011, 7:50 PM 5,327 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2011, 7:20 PM 2,007 Views 0 Comments

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"
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Obama speaks in Dublin: "Never has a nation so small inspired so much in another"

May 23rd 2011, 6:48 PM 2,944 Views 0 Comments

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
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“Are you ready for one Mr. President?” – Barack Obama has a pint with his relatives in Moneygall

May 23rd 2011, 4:35 PM 1,766 Views 10 Comments

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

May 23rd 2011, 4:13 PM 1,361 Views 0 Comments

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
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Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 9,066 Views 7 Comments

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
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On a journey to find 'his inner Irishman' - how the US media is reporting Obama's visit

May 23rd 2011, 3:28 PM 858 Views 0 Comments

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

May 23rd 2011, 2:00 PM 1,293 Views 3 Comments

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?
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Obama heads to the US embassy for lunch, but what's on the menu?

May 23rd 2011, 12:57 PM 995 Views 0 Comments

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
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Obama arrives at Farmleigh house to meet with Taoiseach and Tánaiste

May 23rd 2011, 11:17 AM 538 Views 0 Comments

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
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Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit

May 23rd 2011, 9:49 AM 903 Views 0 Comments

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

# obama-visit - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause
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Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause

May 22nd 2011, 9:51 AM 533 Views 0 Comments

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.

# obama-visit - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised
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Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised

May 21st 2011, 6:07 PM 1,869 Views 0 Comments

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.

# obama-visit - Friday 20 May, 2011

Traffic headaches return: Dublin enters lockdown ahead of Obama visit
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Traffic headaches return: Dublin enters lockdown ahead of Obama visit

May 20th 2011, 10:07 PM 783 Views 0 Comments

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
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Information blackout on Obama visit until 24 hours before

May 20th 2011, 2:05 PM 1,731 Views 0 Comments

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
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Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors

May 20th 2011, 10:08 AM 596 Views 0 Comments

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
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"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig

May 20th 2011, 9:17 AM 2,218 Views 0 Comments

The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.

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