Clare Daly, a liberal deputy in the Irish Parliament, criticized President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Ireland, noting that the media coverage constituted “sycophantic fawning” over the Obamas and that the president, in permitting weapons to go to Syrian rebels, was arming “jihadists” and reversing women’s rights, thus potentially qualifying him for “the hypocrite of the century award.”
President Obama and the first family visited Northern Ireland on June 17-18, and the president spoke at the G8 summit, which took place in County Fermanagh. It was the Obamas first trip to Northern Ireland and the president also spoke about the peace process in Belfast, in front of local residents and students from selected schools.

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