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US president Barack Obama meets members of the public at College Green, Dublin

US president Barack Obama meets members of the public at College Green, Dublin

US president Barack Obama meets members of the public at College Green, Dublin

A woman who spoke on the telephone to the most powerful man in the world after his Dublin address told him it was an honour.

US President Barack Obama took the mobile from Jessica Walls, who was in the 25,000-strong crowd at College Green in the city centre, and spoke to her mother Glynis Walls.

Her mother said she was stunned. "She (Jessica) said someone wants to speak to you and then I realised I was speaking to the President of the US," she recalled.

"I said, 'It is a great honour to meet you', that it was an historic occasion."

With a wink the president was away.

Jessica Walls also put her mother on the phone to Taoiseach Enda Kenny's wife Fionnuala.

Her mother said: "I am glad that she got to share the occasion with me."

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Jessica Walls told the president she hoped he was having a good day.

She said: "He touched my phone!"


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