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Declan Lynch: One false move and it's curtains, Paddy

We should be on maximum alert for Obama's visit, but instead we're cruising, writes Declan Lynch

Published 03/04/2011 | 05:00

WHEN it was reported during the week that Obama may be visiting Ireland for five hours, before jetting off to London for something important, I felt that here at last was one of those little strokes of good fortune that I was writing about last week, the sort of break that Paddy needs so badly at this time.

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Five hours... yes, we might be able to get through that without some terrible eejitry breaking out, and being broadcast across the world.

Five hours... it's still a long time to have him out there, encountering all the gas characters who live in in Ireland of the Welcomes, but it was easily the best deal available.

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