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    Unite States President Ronald Reagan received a warm welcome in his ancestral Irish home of Ballyporeen during his visit on June 3 and 4.

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    1. GV INTERIOR Reagans at church service, listening to choir. (2 SHOTS) 0.15
    2. SV EXTERIOR Reagan talking to priest after service. 0.20
    3. GV Large crowd in streets of Ballyporeen. 0.27
    4. TV Reagans entering Ronald Reagan pub. (2 SHOTS) 0.44
    5. SV Reagan receiving pint of beer. (2 SHOTS) 0.59
    6. CU Nancy Reagan with baby named Nancy. 1.07
    7. CU President Reagan with baby, says "Fortunes of War". 1.13
    8. SV Irish workers outside pub, Reagans shaking hands and mingling with crowds. (3 SHOTS) 1.28
    9. SV Children dancing jig as Reagans watch. (4 SHOTS) 1.46
    10. GV INTERIOR Banquet, Reagans seated next to Irish Prime Minister Fitzgerald, guests applaud. (3 SHOTS) 1.54
    11. SV Reagan receives applause and speaks. (SOT) (6 SHOTS) 2.19
    12. GV INTERIOR Irish parliament, President Reagan enters with Fitzgerald to applause. (4 SHOTS) 2.41
    13. CU Reagan tries to start speech but is interrupted by MPs walking out in protest. (4 SHOTS) 3.10
    14. CU Reagan speaking. Members applaud. (2 SHOTS) 3.32
    15. SV Reagans at Dublin airport shaking hands, boarding aircraft and wave from steps. (3 SHOTS) 3.56
    REAGAN: (SEQ 11) "I repeat today: there is no place for the crude, cowardly violence of terrorism. Not in Britain, not in Ireland, not in Northern Ireland. All sides should have one goal before them, and let us state it simply and directly: to end the violence, to end it completely, and to end it now."

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    Unite States President Ronald Reagan received a warm welcome in his ancestral Irish home of Ballyporeen during his visit on June 3 and 4. The President attended church in the small town where his ancestors are supposed to have lived. After the service it was off to the Ronald Reagan Bar, located in the now world-famous O'Farrell's public house. There he received a pint of beer, amid rumours that the Irish brewery Guinness had offered 50,000 pounds sterling (75,000 US dollars) to anyone who could get a pint of their famous stout into the President's hands. This came to nothing when the star of the show elected instead to have just an ordinary pint of beer to toast the assembled press. There was, of course, a baby for the President and his wife to hold. The child was named Nancy, and owed the honour of being cuddled by one of the world's most powerful men to sharing her first name with his wife. The crowds outside, though small, were enthusiastic, and the Reagans had time to watch a traditional Irish jig performed by children. The official banquet given in honour of the Reagans gave the President a chance to speak on the troubles in Northern Ireland. He criticised terrorism and organisations. He did not receive such an easy passage when he spoke to the Irish Parliament. Three MPs walked out in protest against US foreign policy, and missed the President's appeal for an end to the violence in Ireland. Then it was off to the airport and the end of the Reagans' Irish visit. For the residents of the town on Ballyporeen, it was a visit that they will talk about for years to come.

    Source: RTE

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