01 Oct 2022

WATCH: Former President Obama confuses Scotland for Ireland at COP26

Barack Obama has confused Scotland and Ireland in his address speech at COP26 this week.

Speaking at the climate change conference in Glasgow, The former US President said he was speaking in the "Emerald Isles" before quoting Shakespeare.

Obama famously visited Ireland with his family when he was president in 2011 to see his ancestral home in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, before delivering a speech at College Green, Dublin, which makes the error that much more amusing.

Throughout his speech he told young people to "stay angry" urging them to apply political pressure to make a change, but warned they would need to accept compromises along the way.

He also criticised Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement during his presidency which Obama said "I wasn't very happy about that".

The climate change conference is to conclude this Friday November 12.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.