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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 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 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 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 Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert Obama

Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert

Jedward takes to the stage at College Green to sing their Eurovision hit after Daniel Day-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the US president, incorporating the words of former president Abraham Lincoln.

From TheJournal.ie Access to College Green restricted as crowds build for Obama event Obama

Access to College Green restricted as crowds build for Obama event

Gardaí say the area near the stage for tonight’s event is already at capacity and are appealing to people not to travel in to that area of town.

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.

"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 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 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.