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From TheJournal.ie In pics: Michelle Obama and girls visit Wicklow park and lunch with Bono in pub Obamas In Ireland This post contains images

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.

From Business ETC You have to hand it to them: Paddy Power are good at this O'Bama Power

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 Obama Visit This post contains videos

Bono taking the Obama ladies out for lunch in Dalkey

They’re going to his favourite pub, Finnegans.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Garda fears over station closures are "alarmist and irresponsible" Gardaí

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 TheJournal.ie From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year One Year In

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year Entertainment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography Snap Happy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week Heritage Week

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.

From TheJournal.ie State visits to cost Ireland 'around €20m' - Taoiseach Visits

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits Gardaí

Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits

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

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.”

From TheJournal.ie The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates Tourism

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.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

What was Obama thinking when his car got stuck? Ten Things This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie €1.73m: The Defence Forces bill for Obama and Queen visits 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump Donald Trump

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about Ireland's future? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland Obama This post contains images

In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie #PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit Obama This post contains images

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

Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.

From TheJournal.ie Obama speaks in Dublin: "Never has a nation so small inspired so much in another" Obama

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands gather in Dublin city hours ahead of Obama’s presidential address Obama This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline Obama

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.

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

"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? Obama This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Obama arrives at Farmleigh house to meet with Taoiseach and Tánaiste 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.

From TheJournal.ie Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit 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.

From TheJournal.ie Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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.

From TheJournal.ie Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised Obama Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic headaches return: Dublin enters lockdown ahead of Obama visit Traffic

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.

From TheJournal.ie Information blackout on Obama visit until 24 hours before Obama Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors Obama Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig Obama

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

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

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