Fionnan Sheahan: Obama visit promises us national moment of hope
Published 18/03/2011 | 05:00
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US President Barack Obama during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington yesterday. AP/Photo
HE'S about as Irish as Tony Cascarino. But the visit of US President Barack Obama, -- of the O'Bamas of Leinster, as Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in the White House -- will be warmly welcomed by a country used to hitting the international headlines for the wrong reasons.
Kenny's honeymoon period in office just got a guaranteed extension to at least the end of May.