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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Queen Elizabeth II

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Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.
# Reeling In The Years
In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese
As President Mary McAleese enjoys her final day in office, we look back at some of the sporting highlights of her 14 years in the Áras.
# Destination Ireland
2011 marks recovery for Irish tourism
Research by Fáilte Ireland has indicated that 2011 is proving to be a turning point for Irish tourism.
# Gaddafi
Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'
An investigation into the six-month campaign to overthrow the now fugitive Colonel has revealed his desperate attempts to retain some semblance of control.
# Derby Days
No decision on Carlton House's Epsom run until Friday
Connections promise to give Royal challenger every possible opportunity to recover from ankle strain.
# Tourism
The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates
Cork, Tipperary, Kildare and Moneygall are all seeing an increase in interest following the visits by the US President and Queen Elizabeth II. Twitter reveals that people are going to Moneygall just to say they were there.
Engaging with the EU: Why Ireland should have sympathy with Turkey
European Studies expert Kerem Oktem examines the common ground between Turkey and Ireland – and why Lucinda Creighton, who was supposed to launch his latest book, is “misguided” in her outlook on his country.
# Jetlagged
Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on
On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.
# Meet the Windsors
How do you do? The Obamas check in at Buckingham Palace
As they begin a three-day state visit to the UK, the Obamas meet the royal newly-weds and trade stories from Ireland with the Queen, allegedly.
Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround
Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, despite the hype, the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama will not be the catalyst for a major change in Ireland’s financial fortunes.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Queen come back to Ireland?
A historic visit has passed off relatively peacefully and been heralded as a great success, so much so that the Queen wants to come back. But should she?
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Royal Visit
The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 4
The fourth and final day of Liz and Phil’s Irish trip – as seen on Twitter.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”
# Royal Visit
In pictures: The final day of the Queen’s historic visit
Tipperary and Cork are on the checklist for today’s final jaunt around the country…
# Royal Visit
"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen
The broadcaster and journalist gave a speech fit for a Queen at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night. There was applause for the memory of the late Garret FitzGerald and a standing ovation for her majesty.
# Poll
Poll: Which historic event would you most like to witness?
Imagine you were given a golden ticket for any one of this month’s historic events. Which one would you choose?
# Royal Visit
In pictures: The third day of the Queen’s historic visit
After the momentous events of yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II gets to indulge her passion for horseracing and attends a celebration hosted by the British Ambassador in Dublin tonight.
# Royal Visit
The Queen’s meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 3
A more fun-filled day today for the British monarch, Twitter notes. But did one overhear a little gaffe from Prince Philip?
# Royal Visit
Third day of the royal visit brings the Queen to Kildare, but there'll be one thing missing
Queen Elizabeth II will travel to the Irish National Stud today, which will be missing one of its star attractions. The stallion Verglas, which was due to be showcased to the Queen, died on Tuesday following an accident.
# Royal Visit
What the international media is saying about the Queen's visit
The first 24 hours of the royal tour have seen a flood of more than 5,000 reports in newspapers around the world. We take a look at how the visit went down globally.
# Royal Visit
In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker
The British monarch made a poignant visit to Jones’ Rd this afternoon where she met intercounty players, toured the grounds and walked out on the famous sod.
# Royal Visit
Hallowed ground: Queen Elizabeth II visits Croke Park on historic day for GAA
Royal party learn about the history and culture of the GAA during 50-minute visit to Headquarters.
# Royal Visit
Duking it out, part deux: Who wants to stop for a Guinness?
One really has a goo on one, doesn’t one, Prince Philip?
# Royal Visit
Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland
The Queen’s consort verged on creating another of his trademark foot-in-mouth moments at the Guinness Storehouse this morning so has come up with an etiquette checklist for the Duke of Edinburgh.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Queen apologise?
The Queen will make the only speech of her Irish visit this evening. Do you think the word ‘sorry’ needs to feature in it?
# queen's visit
Queen Elizabeth begins second day of state visit
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish War Memorial Garden at Islandbridge, Croke Park, and attend a banquet in Dublin Castle later today – where she will be joined by David Cameron.
# Royal Visit
The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed today's visit
The conduct of those inside and outside the security cordons in Dublin today comes under scrutiny from Twitter.
# Royal Visit
Bombs scares and controlled explosion herald the Queen's historic visit to Ireland
It’s all systems go for Queen Elizabeth II’s first ever trip to the Republic. Enda Kenny says he hopes protesters don’t embarass the country as the eyes of the world’s media turn on Ireland.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Get ahead of the game with your early fix of the day’s sports news.
# Royal Visit
Gerry Adams suggests alternative celebration for Queen’s visit: a celebration of republicanism
Sinn Féin party leader outlines a range of alternative activities including the release of 1,000 black balloons during the royal visit.
# queen's visit
Buckingham Palace looking forward to 'incredible' visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland spoke to the Palace this afternoon as preparations for the visit continued with barriers erected along the route the Queen will travel in Dublin and more manholes and sewers sealed in other parts of the country.
# queen's visit
Dissident republicans 'attempted to acquire rocket launchers and missiles' ahead of Queen's visit
The developments will mean that, controversially, British police protection officers will carry firearms on the streets of Dublin next week, according to The Times newspaper.
# Roads
Diversions, shutdowns and traffic restrictions: How the royal visit will affect us
Gardaí announce extent of traffic and parking restrictions, with whole sections of Dublin and Cork cities to be temporarily closed off.
# Security Alert
'Taliban Terry' still being held over alleged Obama threats
While Islam convert is being held in security operation around US presidential visit, file going to the DPP on another man suspected of photographing Garden of Remembrance ‘with intent’.
# Etiquette
Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe
So our national tourism board got the British royal etiquette wrong – but how easy is it to know how to greet a monarch? We look at international royal meet ‘n’ greet customs.