“Irish President” was a phrase I found in a very old newspaper clipping about 19th century US President Chester A. Arthur. Arthur’s father immigrated from Ireland and only became an American citizen some time after the birth of our 21st President.
Equally unknown is the fact that Barack Obama is also Irish. It’s unknown in the United States, but not so much in Ireland, where the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Moneygall, can’t do enough tout the President’s Irish side, as reported by the Irish Press. The Irish know about birthers too, according to an article in the Independent yesterday.