Disgusted former Taoiseach ignored during Obama visit

Dear Editor, Congratulations on your wonderful reporting on our 44th President,

Dear Editor, Congratulations on your wonderful reporting on our 44th President,

Barack Obama’s visit to Moneygall. I am very shocked and disgusted about the way our former Taoiseach Brian Cowen and his wife, Mary and family were ignored during the visit.

Who were the Offaly welcoming committee organisers?

Do you know that if it was not for Brian Cowen, the 44th President would not been invited to Moneygall.

Is the way you respect and treat a man that has contributed so much to Offaly and to Ireland?

As a matter of fact, if it was not for the Cowen family, there would be no Fianna Fáil party in Offaly.

As a Kilcormac and an Offaly man, I am so very proud of the achievements of this man from Clara.

May God Bless our former Taoiseach, his wife Mary, his children and all his family.

Pat Troy,

Washington, DC