2011: HE'S SOME CARICATURE...GAME O'BAMA GETS DOWN WITH THE LADS. Weekend Review. Irish Independent. April 2011
This week saw a US security team checking out Moneygall ahead of the visit by Barack Obama. A good thing too because Irish artist Niall O'Loughlin has imagined the kind of scenario that might unfold if the US president escaped his G-Men to enjoy a 'hooley' with locals. Barack getting stuck into the Guinness and Barack having a smoke and a pint with a local, who it should be said looks like a close relation.
"I think Barack could get very chilled out if he stays in Ireland for any length of time. That's why I'm glad to hear the trip won't be a whistle-stop. He could wet his whistle in any number of good Irish pubs if he gets a day or two more," Niall O'Loughlin told The Diary.
To mark next month's visit, Niall will be exhibiting his Obama cartoons in Balla Bán Art gallery in the Westbury Mall, Dublin.