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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# State Visit

This year
Kim Jong Un gifted drones on his departure from Russia
The six-day trip focused largely on military matters.
Putin accepts Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea
Kim told Putin yesterday he was sure Russia would win a “great victory” over its enemies while visiting Russia yesterday.
Last year
The Queen and Us: An historic visit and the complicated relationship between Britain and Ireland
Ireland is more exposed to the Britain’s relationship with its monarchy than any other nation.
All time
German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.
President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008
The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn
Trump made his comments during a joint press conference this afternoon with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations
Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.
Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump
Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.
France's Emmanuel Macron attacks US nationalism in Congress speech
Macron told a joint meeting of Congress, “the American and French people have had a rendezvous with freedom”.
70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump
Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.
Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting
Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.
It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all
There had been doubts over a State visit to the UK but it now looks like it will happen next year.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.
Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.
Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears
Donal Billings is charged with making bomb threats regarding a number of buses and the headquarters of Sinn Féin in May 2011.
'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference
A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.
The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today
He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.
If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic
The Germans are on their way.
Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall paid us a visit in May.
Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers
That’s a start.
Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week
He was invited by President Xi Jinping.
The President of Mozambique is in town, here's what he's up to
Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza was invited on the state visit by President Michael D. Higgins.
Gorgeous documentary captures the magic of the London Ceilúradh
Lovely. Just lovely.
Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?
Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.
Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers
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
You win some, you lose some…
A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London
The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.
President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You
Friends, Shakespeare and an Irish Wolfhound: The historic State Visit in 22 photos
Pleasantry and pageantry.
Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?
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
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.
"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit
The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.
So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home.
Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused
Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?
‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.
Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor
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?
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
‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’
The Guardian mixed up Daniel O'Donnell and Daniel O'Connell
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
From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.