It has been reported that US First Lady Michelle Obama is considering coming to Ireland next month with her two daughters.

Their visit would coincide with President Barack Obama's attendance at the G8 summit at Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh.

It is understood that Mrs Obama is keen that daughters Malia and Sasha see Moneygall in Co Offaly where one of Mr Obama's ancestors came from.

Mr and Mrs Obama visited Moneygall during their visit to Ireland two years ago.