Larry Donnelly: Obama trip both personal and political
Published 24/05/2011 | 11:59
President Barack Obama’s decision to visit Ireland was both personal and political, in my view.
Watching President Mary McAleese and her husband, Martin, greet President Barack Obama and his lovely wife, Michelle, at Aras an Uachtarain, I was filled with an enormous sense of pride.
Having been born into a Boston Irish political family, with strong roots in the west of Ireland, and having spent most of my adult life in my ancestral country, the Obama visit holds a special resonance for me.