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  • Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    President Barack Obama put the little town of Moneygall, Ireland, with its population of approximately 300, on the map today. A local religious leader discovered Obama’s roots could be traced to a great-great-great grandfather believed to have been baptized at his church there. Mr. Obama’s visit today sent the town into a flurry of preparation (and gimmicks) in honor of its famous “son” – arguably the most powerful man in the world. Here are some highlights of that prep:
    05/23/2011 02:36 pm

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  • Decoder Buzz St. Patrick's Day: Quick, which US president was most Irish?

    American presidents often play up their Irish heritage – however distant that may be – to attract votes. But who is the 'most Irish' president? It may not be who you think.

  • Obama's Europe visit: redefined ties and a touch of 'political Beatlemania'

    European leaders warmed to President Obama's emphasis on pragmatism and mutual values. Playing ping-pong and visiting Moneygall, Ireland, didn't hurt his popular image, either.
    05/30/2011 11:00 am

  • Five ways Moneygall is welcoming Obama 'home' to Ireland

    President Barack Obama put the little town of Moneygall, Ireland, with its population of approximately 300, on the map today. A local religious leader discovered Obama’s roots could be traced to a great-great-great grandfather believed to have been baptized at his church there. Mr. Obama’s visit today sent the town into a flurry of preparation (and gimmicks) in honor of its famous “son” – arguably the most powerful man in the world. Here are some highlights of that prep:
    05/23/2011 02:36 pm

  • In Pictures Obama visits Ireland
  • Irish village embraces Obama as its own

    The president's trip to Ireland is seen as a symbol of US-Irish solidarity in hard economic times, but his stop in tiny Moneygall, where his Irish ancestors lived, has been a cause for celebration among residents.
    05/23/2011 12:13 pm

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