Thousands get in line to see President tonight
Published 23/05/2011 | 12:10
Thousands of people queued from early today to see President Obama’s address in College Green this evening.
From 2pm this afternoon they were filing through security checks on Dame Street.
Adrian Kavanagh, from Dublin started queueing at 11pm last night:"I thought there would be a few hundred people here by the time I got there, but I was the only one," he said.
Maeve Beecher travelled from Cork by bus for tonight’s event. "We got about two hours' sleep last night. We didn't want to be caught in a huge queue."
Entry to the event is free and no tickets are required. The only entry is on the corner of Parliament and Dame Street.
Security screening was mandatory and no food or beverages were allowed in. Signs, banners or umbrellas are also not allowed. But phones and cameras can be brought to the event.
People will be allowed leave the concert at any time.