23 May 2011
Last updated at 20:13
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama step off Air Force One as they arrive in the Republic of Ireland at the start of a week-long tour of Europe.
Security for the tour is expected to be unprecedented in the wake of the US raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this month.
On a wet and windy day Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are met on the tarmac at Dublin Airport by Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore.
The strong winds catch the hair of First Lady Michelle Obama as she leaves Air Force One.
Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband, Martin, greet the Obamas at her official residence in Dublin. After visiting Ireland the Obamas will visit the UK, France and Poland. In France, he will attend a meeting of the G8 leading industrial countries.
Barack Obama then planted an oak tree, next to one planted by the Queen during her visit last week, at the peace bell, which commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday accord. The Irish oak is about 15m (50ft) from a Sequoia planted in 1963 by President John F Kennedy
President Obama then went to a meeting with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, where they discussed the financial crisis in Ireland. Mr Obama offered his support, saying: "We're glad to see progress is being made in stabilising the economic condition here."
Irish PM Enda Kenny (right) offered Barack Obama few suggestions as to how to use a hurley stick, as he posed for the press.
President Obama was greeted by whoops of delight as he arrived with his wife at the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, which was the home of his great-great-great-grandfather on his mother's side, Falmouth Kearney.
During the couple's short visit, they visited the ancestral home of the Kearney family, shook hands with well-wishers lining Moneygall's flag-bedecked main street and enjoyed supping on a pint - or a half, in the first lady's case - of Guinness in one of the village's two pubs.
US flags were waved as people queued to see Mr Obama in Dublin.
The crowd screamed as the US president walked out to deliver his speech.
Mr Obama spoke fondly of his Irish ancestry, saying: 'There is no-one more Irish than me'.
There was one small glitch when Barack Obama had to abandon his armoured limousine, nicknamed The Beast, after it became stuck leaving the US embassy in Dublin. A bang was heard as the car hit a ramp at the embassy, before a bus was parked in front to block the view.