President Obama's distant relative Henry Healy from Moneygall in Co Offaly has welcomed the US election result.
Mr Healy is calling on the Government to invite the US President back to Ireland for another visit.
Barack Obama has told the people of America the best is yet to come after securing a second term in the White House.
The President has addressed jubilant supporters in his home city of Chicago having won enough votes in the swing states to defeat Mitt Romney.
Mr Healy said: "We have seen how huge it was for the Irish psyche having him come last year.
"So, while we are on our road to recovery, it would be nice to have a few inspirational words again. Hopefully the Irish Government will again extend an official state visit to the president because he has four more years to plan for this visit back to Ireland."
Mr Obama has promised to sit down with his Republican rival to discuss how they can work together.
In his concession speech to his backers in Boston, Mr Romney said he prays the President will be successful in guiding the nation.
There have been scenes of wild celebration across the US, with people taking to the streets in Washington and New York.