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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

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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.

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