Biden's ancestral hometowns prepare warm Irish welcome

US President Joe Biden is due to visit the town of Ballina, Ireland, where one of his great-great-grandfathers left for the US in 1850. Buildings are being painted and American flags are hung from shopfronts ahead of his visit. Biden has a deep affection for his Irish roots, with 10 of his 16 great-great-grandparents being from the Emerald Isle.

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