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Since JFK's trip to County Wexford in 1963, almost every President has traveled to their ancestral home in Ireland.
Michelle Obama’s original Irish ancestor has been traced and named as Andrew Shields.
But what of the President just changing the name? Can he do that?
New York's a small world, especially when you're Irish. Be nice to strangers. You'd never know who they are!
Moneygall, Co. Offaly suffers the sad fate of rural Ireland while the new Obama Plaza thrives.
An Irish visit in March 2016 would make Obama the first US President to spend St. Patrick’s Day on Irish soil.
President Obama needs to step forward and express leadership on the Irish issue given the current crisis there.
Irish in key positions in Obama administration.
‘Selling Ireland’ is now in danger of becoming the driver behind nearly all our interactions with the diaspora.
Shailagh Murray joined the White House in 2011 after a celebrated career in journalism with the Wall Street Journal