ENDA KENNY HAS gruffly told the Dáil that he did not discuss the content of his College Green speech, prior to the address of President Obama, with the US president before delivering it. Micheál Martin, pressing Kenny on the speech, said he was not referring to the ‘plagiarism’ row over Kenny’s remarks – but rather his failure to discuss allegations that the US intervened to stop Ireland from burning its bank bondholders. Martin joked that Kenny’s speech, in other regards, “paid homage to the policies of the outgoing government.”
# obama-visit - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
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.
“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.
# obama-visit - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
The justice minister tells the Garda Representative Association that suggestions about crime levels rising are “damaging”.
# obama-visit - Friday 9 March, 2012
# obama-visit - Friday 2 March, 2012
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
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
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
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
Enda Kenny says the total cost has not been finalised, but the total costs of the Royal and Obama visits will be around €20m.
The Garda representative body says some members were denied “basic human needs” and felt “undervalued”.
# obama-visit - Wednesday 8 June, 2011
# obama-visit - Monday 30 May, 2011
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
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# obama-visit - Wednesday 25 May, 2011
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
All the news of the day you might have missed…
Justice and Defence minister Alan Shatter says the Defence Forces faces a €1.73m bill for the extra security costs this month.
US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.
Barack Obama thinks that our country’s best days are ahead – do you agree?
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
Some of the news and views you may have missed in the excitement of this afternoon…
The visit of US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in pictures…
Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.
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.
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.
The US president performing at today’s event which will also feature music from Irish acts including Westlife, Jedward and Sharon Shannon.
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.
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.
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?
The US president has arrived at Farmleigh house for an official bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste.
# obama-visit - Sunday 22 May, 2011
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.
In today’s 9 at 9: State funeral for Garret FitzGerald; final preparations for Obama; another volcanic eruption; elections in Spain; weak children; and the glory that was Leinster in Cardiff.
# obama-visit - Saturday 21 May, 2011
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
Some road closures and restrictions will kick in from tomorrow morning, to allow for preparations at College Green.
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.
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.
The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.