President Barack Obama lifts a pint of Guinness in Hayes Pub during a visit to his ancestral home of MoneyGall in Ireland.
Seamus Heaney, MRIA, Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature enjoys a laugh with friends during a book signing.
Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard of Honour at Dublin Castle during his Inauguration as the 9th President of Ireland.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny makes a live address to the nation from his office at Government Buildings ahead of Budget 2012
In a first for Irish-British relations, Queen Elizabeth visits Croke Park, the site of Bloody Sunday, during her first official state visit to the country.