President Obama Presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, presented US President, Barack Obama, with a Certificateof Irish Heritage at a St. Patrick’s Day reception at the White House on Tuesday, 20th March. The President was also presented with the traditional bowl of shamrock.

Mr Kenny said “As a prominent reminder, and on your behalf of your historic homecoming, Mr President, it is my honour to present to you on behalf of the Irish people and of the government this formal Certificate of Irish Heritage.”

“This will have a special place of honour – alongside my birth certificate,” the President quipped.