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Presidential visit can provide a new focus for recovery

Published 18/03/2011 | 05:00

THE potential for real and lasting good, social and economic, that stems from the announcement of US President Barack Obama's visit in May is inestimable.

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The visit should be used as a focus to give this country a real lift.

His announcement, in the Oval Office alongside Taoiseach Enda Kenny, was made as yesterday's St Patrick's Day celebrations most graphically underlined one core element of the Ireland he will visit: despite the horrors of recesssion we retain an indomitable spirit.

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