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#State Visit

# state-visit - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)
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'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)

Apr 9th 2014, 3:24 PM 16,564 Views 26 Comments

London Mayor Boris Johnson had a unique way of greeting the President at City Hall in London this afternoon.

President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego
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# Brick By Brick

President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego

Apr 9th 2014, 2:49 PM 3,759 Views 2 Comments

Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.

Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations
# 2016
# 2016

Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations

Apr 9th 2014, 2:40 PM 13,589 Views 135 Comments

Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that commemorating all events from the period around 1916 needs to be considered by both governments.

'I'm so pleased to be here': President Higgins meets David Cameron at Downing Street
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# State Visit

'I'm so pleased to be here': President Higgins meets David Cameron at Downing Street

Apr 9th 2014, 2:31 PM 8,285 Views 24 Comments

The President was greeted outside Downing Street by Prime Minister Cameron this lunchtime.

The poor Taoiseach has been called 'Edna' AGAIN
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From The Daily Edge
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The poor Taoiseach has been called 'Edna' AGAIN

Apr 9th 2014, 12:18 PM 22,740 Views 46 Comments

Poor Edna.

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled
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# State Visit

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled

Apr 9th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,390 Views 31 Comments

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron
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# State Visit

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron

Apr 9th 2014, 9:47 AM 5,683 Views 33 Comments

Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.

Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK
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# State Visit

Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK

Apr 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,142 Views 29 Comments

David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Boris Johnson are all on the slate, as is an address to 700 people.

# state-visit - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 8th 2014, 11:56 PM 20,561 Views 13 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.

Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK
# History Maker
# History Maker

Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK

Apr 8th 2014, 11:05 PM 30,980 Views 77 Comments

A busy day for President Higgins and his wife on their historic visit to the UK. Here’s a handy and comprehensive round-up of what’s been happening.

'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address
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# State Banquet

'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address

Apr 8th 2014, 9:01 PM 14,712 Views 80 Comments

“While we grieve together for lost lives, we will not let any painful aspect of our shared history deflect us from crafting a future that offers hope and opportunity for the British and Irish people.”

What's on the menu at this evening's state banquet?
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# Posh Nosh

What's on the menu at this evening's state banquet?

Apr 8th 2014, 7:58 PM 45,412 Views 141 Comments

Here’s what President Higgins, the Queen, Terry Wogan, and other assembled guests of lesser importance will be tucking into…

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster
# Historic First
# Historic First

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster

Apr 8th 2014, 5:35 PM 17,269 Views 129 Comments

In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, the President told members that Ireland and the UK “now look at each other through trusting eyes of mutual respect and shared commitments”.

Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC
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# Rehab

Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC

Apr 8th 2014, 4:39 PM 5,782 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.

275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor
# Good Neighbours Become...
# Good Neighbours Become...

275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor

Apr 8th 2014, 2:40 PM 25,785 Views 115 Comments

Although one Windsor resident asked “what’s happening here today?”

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
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# State Visit

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Apr 8th 2014, 9:42 AM 8,106 Views 73 Comments

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit?

Apr 8th 2014, 8:55 AM 10,228 Views 64 Comments

It’s day one of Michael D Higgins’ visit and we want to know if you’ll be following it.

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?
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# State Visit

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

Apr 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,041 Views 10 Comments

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK
# History In The Making
# History In The Making

Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK

Apr 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,082 Views 38 Comments

A meeting with the Queen, an address to both houses of Parliament, and a State banquet among other things…

# state-visit - Monday 7 April, 2014

Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins
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# State Visit

Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins

Apr 7th 2014, 10:29 PM 26,892 Views 104 Comments

Michael D Higgins has a busy few days ahead of him…

The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit
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The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit

Apr 7th 2014, 6:14 PM 26,021 Views 64 Comments

Not too shabby.

Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London
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Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London

Apr 7th 2014, 7:54 AM 5,861 Views 40 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will speak to a group of Irish start-ups in London as part of the trip.

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to
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# State Visit

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to

Apr 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,308 Views 29 Comments

Michael D Higgins begins a historic State visit tomorrow but departs for the UK later today.

# state-visit - Sunday 6 April, 2014

McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans
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McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans

Apr 6th 2014, 7:53 PM 19,558 Views 231 Comments

McGuinness has been questioned on his decision to attend a banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this week.

# state-visit - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen
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# Detente

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen

Apr 5th 2014, 6:32 PM 13,959 Views 167 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.

# state-visit - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London
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# The Streets Of London

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London

Mar 26th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,311 Views 29 Comments

No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.

# state-visit - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight
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# Tea With The Queen

The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight

Mar 25th 2014, 8:49 AM 17,659 Views 111 Comments

Louis Walsh is going.

# state-visit - Friday 27 December, 2013

Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain
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# Opinion

Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain

Dec 27th 2013, 11:00 AM 307 Views 273 Comments

Commentators have portrayed State visits between Ireland and Britain, such as Michael D Higgins’s trip next year, as proof that the issue of British involvement in Irish affairs has been settled. It hasn’t, argues the Sinn Féin President.

It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland
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# State Papers 1983

It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland

Dec 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 13,288 Views 17 Comments

A 1980s state paper advised the Department of Justice to increase security as it would not look good for the country if he was harmed while visiting Ireland.

# state-visit - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Higgins to use State visit to foster “reconciliation, understanding and friendship”
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# Building Bridges

Higgins to use State visit to foster “reconciliation, understanding and friendship”

Nov 21st 2013, 1:30 PM 3,777 Views 23 Comments

The President said that initiatives in the North should bring communities together.

# state-visit - Monday 18 November, 2013

Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain
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Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain

Nov 18th 2013, 8:01 AM 7,977 Views 55 Comments

Presidents have visited Britain many times in the past – Mary Robinson had tea with Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace – but this will be the first official state visit.

# state-visit - Sunday 17 November, 2013

President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK
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President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK

Nov 17th 2013, 9:01 PM 22,989 Views 161 Comments

President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.

# state-visit - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
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Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America

Oct 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,222 Views 43 Comments

Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# state-visit - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
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# Michael D

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,395 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

# state-visit - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?
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# Ni Hao

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Mar 27th 2012, 4:39 PM 5,697 Views 32 Comments

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

# state-visit - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Inappropriate PDA of the day
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From The Daily Edge
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Inappropriate PDA of the day

Mar 14th 2012, 5:58 PM 12,577 Views 28 Comments

No comment.

A bromance continues: David Cameron and Barack Obama
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# BFFs

A bromance continues: David Cameron and Barack Obama

Mar 14th 2012, 2:34 PM 4,269 Views 16 Comments

The British Prime Minister is in the US for a three-day visit.