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# Threats
Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"
Donal Billings has also been convicted of making false telephone threats.
# State Visit
President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK
President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.
Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back
We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.
# entertainment
Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year
Two-thirds of the spending came from the Department of Foreign Affairs, incurred for the visits of the Queen and Obama.
# Snap Happy
Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography
Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.
# Sinn Féin
McGuinness 'would now be open to meeting Queen'
The Sinn Féin figure said the Queen’s behaviour during her visit to Ireland had “made an impact” on him.
# Fly the flag
Fly Union Jack to boost tourism, new report urges
The proposal is part of a document proposing radical ways to reverse the decline in Ireland’s share of world tourism.
# Review 2011
Top 10 stories that you searched for in 2011
What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…
# Review 2011
Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011
It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.
# Me and the Queen
Iconic photo of Queen's Cork visit signed and sent to Buckingham Palace
Fishmonger Pat O’Connell has signed the photograph of himself and Queen Elizabeth that was one of the most iconic images from the monarch’s historic visit last May.
# Fairview
In Pictures: Fairview pub gutted by fire after armed robbery
The bar manager was tied up as armed robbers got away with a substantial amount of money.
# Visits
State visits to cost Ireland 'around €20m' - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny says the total cost has not been finalised, but the total costs of the Royal and Obama visits will be around €20m.
# Gardaí
Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits
The Garda representative body says some members were denied “basic human needs” and felt “undervalued”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?
# 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.
# Royal Visit
Hopes of Queen's visit to Curragh dashed by Palace
Queen Elizabeth is not likely to return to Ireland next month to watch her much-fancied entry in the Irish Derby.
# Visits
€1.73m: The Defence Forces bill for Obama and Queen visits
Justice and Defence minister Alan Shatter says the Defence Forces faces a €1.73m bill for the extra security costs this month.
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
The world hasn’t ended, which means you get to catch up on everything that went on today in The Daily Fix.
# 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.
# Royal Visit
Queen tells Taoiseach: I'd like to come back to Ireland
As a historic Royal Visit comes to an end, Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Queen has expressed her wish to return to Ireland.
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…
# 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
Toll-free traffic this evening in light of Queen's event
# Garret Fitzgerald
Queen Elizabeth offers condolences on the death of Dr Garret FitzGerald
The British monarch has joined list of public figures paying tribute to the “true statesman” Garret FitzGerald, who has passed away.
# Royal Visit
Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit
Guests attending last night’s function included Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and former politician Iris Robinson, as well as political leaders Enda Kenny and David Cameron.
# 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.
# Protests
Eight men arrested over royal visit protests
The arrests were made yesterday after gardaí and protesters clashed in the Christchurch area of Dublin city.