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Irish community pleased JFK memorial has returned to Birmingham

A newly restored mosaic of American President John F Kennedy has been unveiled in Birmingham today.

The artwork was built in the 1960s with money raised by the Irish community. But, despite a battle to save it, it had to be removed in 2000 to make way for building development.

The mosaic has now been recreated by an artist in Kent and returned to take pride of place in Digbeth.

Patrick O'Neill from the Birmingham Irish Community Forum, is pleased that it has returned.