Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala Kenny  with US president Barack Obama at a lunch held in the Taoiseach’s honour in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Marty Katz

In a hushed Oval Office yesterday, Barack Obama was asked he if he was planning a return trip to Ireland. Though he didn’t say when, he said he(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama with Moya Doherty and Fionnuala Kenny at a performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre last Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

And speaking of slobbering . . . Here’s the Taoiseach’s wife, Fionnuala Kenny, introducing the guest of honour at Monday’s special performance of Rive(...)

 Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha,  with  Fionnuala Kenny, at a performance of Riverdance in the Gaiety Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

US first lady Michelle Obama stressed the importance of community, tradition and personal resilience in a speech to hundreds of students from schools (...)