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Daniel Rooney: Ambassador To Ireland

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday selected Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney to be U.S. ambassador to Ireland, turning to a life...

Obama On St. Patrick's Day: I'm A Little Bit Irish

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call him Barack O'Bama. As White House fountains ran green for St. Patrick's Day, the president saluted strong U.S.-Irish ties in ...

Obamas To Host St. Patrick's Day Blowout

Politico | AMIE PARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A White House aide tells POLITICO44 that Obama (O'Bama?) will be hosting a big St. Patrick's day bash at the White House ......

O'bama! Irish-Americans Urge President To Embrace His Ancestry

Politico | Erika Lovley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

But Irish Americans say they're still waiting for Barack Obama to embrace another influential figure from his past: his great-great-great-grandfather ...

O'Bama and Irish America

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Interviews with journalists, political leaders and activists in Belfast this week revealed widespread interest in Obama's candidacy but also concerns about his approach to white ethnics like the Irish.