US president Barack Obama is expected to urge  Northern Ireland schoolchildren to work for a more shared society, and to call for  the eventual removal of Belfast’s peace walls. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US president Barack Obama visits Belfast this morning to press for renewed efforts to end community division in Northern Ireland. Accompanied by Miche(...)


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama smiles at a U.S. military veteran during an event promoting the hiring of veterans and military spouses in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Michelle Obama and her daughters are likely to visit the Republic during the G8 meeting in Fermanagh in June

Plans are being made for an overnight visit to the Republic by US first lady Michelle Obama and her da(...)