Obama's cousin confident president will return to Ireland
on 22/01/2013 17:01:40
It is being reported that behind-the-scenes discussions are underway to arrange for Mr Obama to attend one of a number of events being held this year to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's Irish tour.
Members of the Kennedy clan are expected here to oversee the official opening of a new JFK visitor centre during the summer, around the same time President Obama is due in Co. Fermanagh for the G8 summit.
His cousin eight-times removed, Henry Healy, who attended yesterday's inauguration and ball said he knows the president and Mrs Obama would like to come back.
Henry said: "I think the reason the connection has stayed so strong between us is because the president really felt the warmth from the people of Moneygall and in Ireland on his visit.
"The White House staff has said it to us on many occasions that it is one of his most favourite trips abroad."