Am I missing something? From some of the other boards I use it appears that people here in the UK have been given half days from work to go and 'witness history'. The news channels are virtually constant live from Washington. And there's naff all else being talked about on the 'chattering shows'. By contrast I get RTE here and while they mention it on the news, that appears to be the limit of the Irish interest in the new US President. Is it really that interesting, earth shattering or important to us in Britain? Because I'm really failing to see what the hoopla is.