Obama is the current president of the US and the first African American to hold the office. Before being elected president in 2008 he was a Senator for Illinios State. Obama has a law degree and attended both Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
# barack-obama - Yesterday’s News
Their love-in continues as they enjoy long walks, meetings, debates and dinners at this year’s G8 summit in Enniskillen.
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.
The Taoiseach is among the world’s most powerful leaders in Fermanagh again today.
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
“Free €100 bet in this shop if your name is Obama – birth certificate required as proof of identity.”
They’re going to his favourite pub, Finnegans.
Bill Clinton stopped by Shannon Airport yesterday on his way to the Middle East.
US President Barack Obama has indicated a wish to arm the rebels in Syria.
# barack-obama - Monday 17 June, 2013
Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.
41 years ago today, the Watergate break-in took place, which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists that broke the story, was in Dalkey last night to speak about how it changed America.
Following negotiations today, EU and US leaders have agreed to hold more negotiations on a massive trade deal.
They’re all in Ireland. So how can you spot one?
The leaders are arriving for bilateral meetings before the main proceedings kick off in Fermanagh.
Both Michelle and Barack spoke to an invited audience at Waterfront Hall in Belfast this morning.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.
Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.
Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.
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A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?
# barack-obama - Sunday 16 June, 2013
Looks like the RTÉ panel have spent too long together.
# barack-obama - Friday 14 June, 2013
The sides clash in the Ulster senior championship in Enniskillen on Sunday with the G8 summit taking place in the county on Monday and Tuesday.
Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.
# barack-obama - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
# barack-obama - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.
Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.
# barack-obama - Friday 7 June, 2013
One alleged gunman has been taken into custody but police say there could be a second gunman still on the loose.
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The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.
# barack-obama - Thursday 6 June, 2013
Obama administration collects telephone records of citizens even if they are not suspected of terrorism.
The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.
# barack-obama - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
We love her but we’re also slightly scared of her.
# barack-obama - Monday 3 June, 2013
A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.
# barack-obama - Friday 31 May, 2013
It is said to be ‘similar’ to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently.
# barack-obama - Wednesday 29 May, 2013
Reports say that an identity card in the US leader’s name was forged to help internet café users avoid China’s web rules.
# barack-obama - Monday 27 May, 2013
The tornado injured 377 people, destroyed 1,200 homes and affected an estimated 33,000 people.
# barack-obama - Saturday 25 May, 2013
New Jersey towns are counting on a good summer to help them recoup major losses incurred after the storm.
# barack-obama - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Preliminary causes of death suggest both infants – aged just four and seven months old – died of head trauma.