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Barack Obama arrives in the Republic of Ireland

US President Barack Obama has landed in the Republic of Ireland at the start of a week-long tour of Europe.

After arriving in Dublin, President Obama met Irish President Mary McAleese.

Later, the US leader, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, will visit the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, which was the home of his great-great-great grandfather on his mother's side, Falmouth Kearney.

Annita McVeigh reports.

  • 23 May 2011
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