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US First Lady Michelle Obama greeting well-wishers in Moneygall, Co Offaly, during the president's trip to Ireland
US First Lady Michelle Obama greeting well-wishers in Moneygall, Co Offaly, during the president's trip to Ireland

US President Barack Obama's thanked the Government for allowing the use of Shannon Airport for troop movements and pledged to do "everything we can to help" in our economic recovery.

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The president's whistle-stop tour of Ireland was an exciting day for a country that has gone through the wringer in the past few years.

His inspiring message of determination in the face of adversity is a worthwhile aspiration to cling to.

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