Hannah Nelson: "There is no time like the present. NOW is the time to start making permanent peace happen in Northern Ireland."
09:57 Michelle Obama - welcomed onto Belfast Waterfront stage.
09:58 Young people are some of the most important people we meet
10:01 - you have the freedom of an open mind
10:01 How are you going to use those advantages
10:02 We expect great things
President Obama on stage
10:06 Ten's of millions or Irish are part of America story
10:09 Our futures are linked
10:10 You have been Educated in an era of instant communications
10:11 Young people fill me with hope
10:12 day to day life is changing in the North
10:13 15 years since Good Friday agreement
10:17 We strongly support the efforts of peace
10:18 Walls still stand
10:19 More to loose now than has ever been
10:19 you set an example for those who seek peace of there own
10:20 Power sharing requires compromise
10:20 peace is not about politics
10:21 legacy of slavery endured for generations in the US (after Civil war 150 yrs ago)
10:23 its within your power to bring about change
10:25 the fate of peace is up to all of us
10:27 America will stand by you
10:28 Alexandra Park - only European park with a 'peace wall' across the middle
10:30 a gate was put in to allow people to share the park
10:31 Peace is harder than war
10:32 A bullet need happen only once, but for peace to work we need to be reminded of its existence again and again and again.”
10:33 I have confidence you will choose the path of peace
10:33 I am convinced that this little island, that inspires the biggest of things - its best days are yet ahead"
10:34 God bless the people of Northen Ireland
US president Barack leaves the Waterfront Hall in Belfast & will now travel to County Fermanagh.