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President Obama trip looks like a one-day event in Ireland

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The Obama visit to Ireland now looks certain to be a one day event  after White House media were told they would be travelling on Sunday May 22nd to cover the story Irish Central has learned.

Irish authorities were hoping that Obama could arrive in early on the Sunday to spend the best part of two days in Ireland but that now looks unlikely.

He departs for London for a state visit on May 24th in the morning.

The fact that the press charter will not depart until Sunday indicates that the first day of coverage for the media will be Monday in Dublin after Obama arrives in.

The president will meet with Irish government leaders, travel to  the town of Moneygall in Offaly, his ancestral home, and will likely appear at an open air event in Croke Park on Monday night according to sources.

The White House has remained very tight-lipped about the trip and the Irish  government and US Ambassador Dan Rooney have lobbied hard to have the trip extended.

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