According to HOW, Joyce and Obama spoke for five minutes and posed together for photos. HOW included one of them in its Volume 34, Issue 1, which was published in December 2013.
When the president asked Declan if he was having any ice cream, Declan replied, "No thank you. I'm a raw vegan." Maybe some day soon President Obama will follow former President Bill Clinton's lead and adopt a plant-based diet.
Aside from that, we wish we had been a fly on the wall during Declan Joyce's conversation with Obama. We're most curious to know how the President responded to Joyce's saying he is a raw vegan! The only other details we know of that conversation are what John Petkovic has reported about Joyce in The Plain Dealer:
“I’ve been invited to various functions for various reasons,” he says. “I met Barack Obama in Malibu for a function, and he was like, ‘Declan, I like that name – you know, we might be related, because I’m part Irish.’ He was really charming."