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#State Visit

# state-visit - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

Oct 27th 2021, 1:41 PM 25,078 Views 17 Comments

He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.

# state-visit - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008
# State Visit
# State Visit

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 11:15 AM 11,864 Views 39 Comments

The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

# state-visit - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn
# State Visit
# State Visit

'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

Updated Jun 4th 2019, 2:47 PM 38,010 Views 123 Comments

Trump made his comments during a joint press conference this afternoon with Prime Minister Theresa May.

# state-visit - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations
# State Visit
# State Visit

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Jun 2nd 2019, 8:01 AM 20,963 Views 82 Comments

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

# state-visit - Friday 26 April, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump
# State Visit
# State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Apr 26th 2019, 6:05 PM 14,244 Views 79 Comments

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

# state-visit - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

France's Emmanuel Macron attacks US nationalism in Congress speech
# State Visit
# State Visit

France's Emmanuel Macron attacks US nationalism in Congress speech

Apr 25th 2018, 8:58 PM 17,078 Views 49 Comments

Macron told a joint meeting of Congress, “the American and French people have had a rendezvous with freedom”.

# state-visit - Monday 11 December, 2017

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump
# Poll
# Poll

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump

Dec 11th 2017, 11:40 PM 19,908 Views 161 Comments

Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.

# state-visit - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting
# Conflict
# Conflict

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Jul 11th 2017, 2:28 PM 36,415 Views 127 Comments

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all
# State Visit
# State Visit

It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all

Jul 11th 2017, 12:37 PM 12,449 Views 26 Comments

There had been doubts over a State visit to the UK but it now looks like it will happen next year.

# state-visit - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week
# This Just In
# This Just In

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Jun 28th 2017, 2:48 PM 26,135 Views 79 Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.

# state-visit - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
# Policing
# Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,194 Views 24 Comments

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# state-visit - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears

Oct 4th 2016, 7:00 PM 9,146 Views 0 Comments

Donal Billings is charged with making bomb threats regarding a number of buses and the headquarters of Sinn Féin in May 2011.

# state-visit - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference
# Awkward
# Awkward

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:10 AM 12,810 Views 21 Comments

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

# state-visit - Thursday 24 September, 2015

The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today

Sep 24th 2015, 6:42 PM 13,802 Views 68 Comments

He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.

# state-visit - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic

Jul 8th 2015, 6:05 PM 18,966 Views 63 Comments

The Germans are on their way.

# state-visit - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer
# Royal Bill
# Royal Bill

Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer

Jun 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 29,015 Views 54 Comments

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall paid us a visit in May.

# state-visit - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers
# Moving On
# Moving On

Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers

May 20th 2015, 12:01 PM 12,116 Views 73 Comments

That’s a start.

# state-visit - Monday 1 December, 2014

Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week
# Ni Hao Michael
# Ni Hao Michael

Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week

Dec 1st 2014, 10:27 AM 6,524 Views 61 Comments

He was invited by President Xi Jinping.

# state-visit - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The President of Mozambique is in town, here's what he's up to
# Busy Busy
# Busy Busy

The President of Mozambique is in town, here's what he's up to

Jun 3rd 2014, 4:58 PM 8,770 Views 13 Comments

Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza was invited on the state visit by President Michael D. Higgins.

# state-visit - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gorgeous documentary captures the magic of the London Ceilúradh
# The Auld Traingle
From The Daily Edge
# The Auld Traingle

Gorgeous documentary captures the magic of the London Ceilúradh

May 1st 2014, 7:32 AM 1,399 Views 0 Comments

Lovely. Just lovely.

# state-visit - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?

Apr 20th 2014, 9:45 AM 20,675 Views 166 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.

# state-visit - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers

Apr 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 16,523 Views 7 Comments

Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?

'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,446 Views 17 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London
# The Parting Glass
From The Daily Edge
# The Parting Glass

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

Apr 12th 2014, 4:08 PM 17,732 Views 24 Comments

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You
# HIGNFY
From The Daily Edge
# HIGNFY

President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You

Apr 12th 2014, 11:26 AM 5,033 Views 3 Comments

YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE!

Friends, Shakespeare and an Irish Wolfhound: The historic State Visit in 22 photos
# State Visit
# State Visit

Friends, Shakespeare and an Irish Wolfhound: The historic State Visit in 22 photos

Apr 12th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,136 Views 23 Comments

Pleasantry and pageantry.

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?

Apr 12th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,521 Views 74 Comments

The visit has drawn to a close, so we want to know if you think it made a difference.

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly
# Best Friends
# Best Friends

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly

Apr 12th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,661 Views 52 Comments

The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.

# state-visit - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit
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# State Visit

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

Apr 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 16,328 Views 43 Comments

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
# State Visit
# State Visit

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye

Apr 11th 2014, 1:56 PM 15,975 Views 40 Comments

The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home.

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused
# State Visit
From The Daily Edge
# State Visit

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused

Apr 11th 2014, 9:05 AM 7,722 Views 0 Comments

WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL.

# state-visit - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?
# Premier Seating
# Premier Seating

Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?

Apr 10th 2014, 9:51 PM 12,236 Views 106 Comments

‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.

Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor
# Elizabeth II
# Elizabeth II

Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor

Apr 10th 2014, 8:31 PM 17,317 Views 88 Comments

It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…

What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf?
# The Happy Prince
# The Happy Prince

What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf?

Apr 10th 2014, 7:23 PM 44,578 Views 68 Comments

What do you get for the family that has everything? Well, here’s what…

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm
# Day Trip
# Day Trip

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm

Apr 10th 2014, 2:05 PM 13,805 Views 16 Comments

‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’

The Guardian mixed up Daniel O'Donnell and Daniel O'Connell
# O'connell/o'donnell
From The Daily Edge
# O'connell/o'donnell

The Guardian mixed up Daniel O'Donnell and Daniel O'Connell

Apr 10th 2014, 10:12 AM 2,905 Views 0 Comments

The political leader, or the lovably twee singer? WHICH ONE IS IT?

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm
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# State Visit

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm

Apr 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,948 Views 6 Comments

From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.

# state-visit - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Here's everything that happened on day two of Michael D's State visit to the UK
# State Visit
# State Visit

Here's everything that happened on day two of Michael D's State visit to the UK

Apr 9th 2014, 11:00 PM 17,423 Views 10 Comments

A trip to Downing Street, a meeting with Boris Johnson, another extravagant banquet and several other things the President got up to on day two of his State visit to the UK.

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup
# Brazil 2014
# Brazil 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup

Apr 9th 2014, 10:53 PM 17,032 Views 63 Comments

The President made his remarks to some 700 people who attended a gala dinner in London at the end of day two of his historic State visit to the UK.

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness
# Tensions
# Tensions

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Apr 9th 2014, 9:41 PM 23,478 Views 141 Comments

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

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