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19
Mar
13

Heads Up: The St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House (updated)

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Taoiseach Kenny, President Obama and Rusty Sunbed depart the U.S. Capitol after the Friends of Ireland Luncheon, March 19

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5:45 EST: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a St. Patrick’s Day reception

White House live * CBS * CNN

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Irish Times: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said US president Barack Obama has ’reaffirmed his intention’ to return to Ireland for a second official visit.

The two leaders held the traditional annual St Patrick’s Day meeting at the White House in Washington today.

Following a private meeting with the president afterwards, the Taoiseach said Mr Obama had accepted an invitation to visit Ireland again but was unable to say if he would do so during his second term as president.

More here

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President Barack Obama, Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland, and House Speaker Rusty Sunbed, R-Ohio, talk together during a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol (Photo by Pete Souza)

19
Mar
13

Green Day

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President Obama meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office, March 19

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12:0: President Obama and PM Kenny attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch

CNN have this listed for live streaming ….. but you know them, they’re more likely to show a car chase.

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Back in a while!

03
Sep
12

Before I sleep…..

I smiled at the whole ‘Is America better off?” business the last few days. There are countless reasons to answer ‘yes’, not least economically wise, but I think back to President Obama and Michelle visiting Ireland.

When Bush visited, it was the largest security operation in the history of the state, that’s what was required to protect him from the protestors – he wasn’t welcome. And he wasn’t allowed anywhere near the public, who had nothing but contempt for him.

And then President Obama and Michelle visited Ireland:

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