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Obama town spruce-up

THE ancestral home of Barack Obama is to be given a makeover by paint group Dulux in the run-up to the presidential visit.

The Irish-made paint brand has revealed that the main street in Moneygall, Co Offaly, will be given a revamp within the next month, with free paint supplied by the company.

Henry Healy, who is related to Mr Obama, and members of the community have volunteered to paint the town and the company has supplied a consultant to help chose the colours.