Monday 18 December 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Obama visit promises us national moment of hope

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

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.

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