Barack Obama and Mary McAleese
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Obamas are in Ireland at start of European tour

President Obama and the First Lady are in Ireland at the start of a European tour.

The second day of the visit will then bring them to Britain.

He is the sixth US President to visit the Irish Republic with part of his trip to include a visit to the village of Moneygall, in County Offaly, the birthplace of one of his ancestors.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 23 May 2011
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