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With President Obama's visit to Ireland only weeks away, the Irish Government is considering launching a one day expo in the nation's capital in hopes to reinvigorate fiscal confidence in the wake of the financial crisis. According to the Irish Examiner, it is not known whether or not the President will make an appearance at the conference, as even his official itinerary has yet to be formalized.
The possibility of Obama attending the business expo is cast in an uncertain light. One government source was quoted as saying "we don't even have confirmation of an overnight for him (in Ireland)."
The expo was set to showcase prominent US companies in Ireland such as Google, Intel, and Citibank, and explore the benefits of running a business in Ireland. The Examiner described the conference as having " a strong focus on trade promotion, investment and work with multinationals...coordinated through the American Chamber of Commerce."
Whether or not Obama does make time for the convention, he is confirmed to visit his ancestral home village of Moneygall, Co. Offaly. A tradition started by John F. Kennedy, Obama's official visit to Ireland is no doubt expected to create a similar stir as the first Presidential visit did a half century ago.
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