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# Royal Visit

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Shatter confirms the royal and US state visits cost Ireland €36 million
The minister today said that €15 million went on garda resources alone for the two visits in May 2011.
2011 marks recovery for Irish tourism
Research by Fáilte Ireland has indicated that 2011 is proving to be a turning point for Irish tourism.
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.
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.
Cameron makes historic address to Stormont assembly
David Cameron meets Northern Irish political leaders in Stormont, becoming the second PM since devolution to address the House.
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.
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.
€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.
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.
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?
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
The Daily Fix: Friday
The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.
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.
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.
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…
"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.
One loves a good chooooon - A soundtrack for the Queen's visit
The Queen has been entertained by Riverdance, Westlife and Mary Byrne at the Convention Centre in Dublin, but what songs might President McAleese have put on an iPod playlist for her visit?
Mad, bad and frisky: Meet the British monarchy on screen
TV and movies have had their take on the succession of British royals – but were they really that good-looking?
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?
The Morning Score: Friday
Bad news for Pádraig Harrington, Lance Armstrong faces fresh claims from a former team-mate and Leinster sweat on BOD’s fitness.
Terror plan for Kildare thwarted by gardaí
Three men arrested in Kildare yesterday are believed to be IRA supporters who had planned a hoax car bomb to disrupt the Queen’s visit, while 12 people arrested in Dublin last night have been charged and released.
Dublin returns to normal as the Queen heads for Tipperary and Cork
It’s the final day of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland and along with some royal glamour she’ll bring road closures to Cashel and Cork city.
Day 4: how to get around Cashel and Cork as the Queen visits Munster
No more traffic closures for Dublin, as the Queen and Prince Philip head to Munster for the final day of a four-day tour.
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.
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?
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
Toll-free traffic this evening in light of Queen's event
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.
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.
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.
Eight men arrested over royal visit protests
The arrests were made yesterday after gardaí and protesters clashed in the Christchurch area of Dublin city.
Day Three of traffic turmoil: how to get around Dublin today
It’ll be a light day of royal events across Dublin and Kildare – here’s what you’ll need to know to get around today.
Simple pleasures - Queen to President: "I like this clinking glass"
Who doesn’t love the sound of tinkling crystal?
In full: the speech of President McAleese at the State Dinner
The full text of President McAleese’s remarks at this evening’s State Banquet being held in honour of Queen Elizabeth