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# State Visit

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# tensions
Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness
Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
# posh nosh
Here's what's on the menu at tonight's gala dinner for President Higgins
It’s making us hungry.
# State Visit
'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)
London Mayor Boris Johnson had a unique way of greeting the President at City Hall in London this afternoon.
# brick by brick
President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego
Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.
# 2016
Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations
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.
# State Visit
'I'm so pleased to be here': President Higgins meets David Cameron at Downing Street
The President was greeted outside Downing Street by Prime Minister Cameron this lunchtime.
# ms kenny
The poor Taoiseach has been called 'Edna' AGAIN
Poor Edna.
# State Visit
Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled
It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.
# State Visit
Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron
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.
# State Visit
Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK
David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Boris Johnson are all on the slate, as is an address to 700 people.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.
# History Maker
Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK
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.
# State Banquet
'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address
“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.”
# posh nosh
What's on the menu at this evening's state banquet?
Here’s what President Higgins, the Queen, Terry Wogan, and other assembled guests of lesser importance will be tucking into…
# historic first
'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster
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”.
# Rehab
Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC
The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.
# Good Neighbours Become...
275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor
Although one Windsor resident asked “what’s happening here today?”
# State Visit
Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit?
It’s day one of Michael D Higgins’ visit and we want to know if you’ll be following it.
# State Visit
As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?
To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.
# History in the making
Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK
A meeting with the Queen, an address to both houses of Parliament, and a State banquet among other things…
# State Visit
Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins
Michael D Higgins has a busy few days ahead of him…
# State Visit
The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit
Not too shabby.
# Pack your bags
Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London
Eamon Gilmore will speak to a group of Irish start-ups in London as part of the trip.
# State Visit
The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to
Michael D Higgins begins a historic State visit tomorrow but departs for the UK later today.
# State Visit
McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans
McGuinness has been questioned on his decision to attend a banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this week.
# detente
Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen
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”.
# The Streets of London
Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London
No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.
# tea with the queen
The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight
Louis Walsh is going.
Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain
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.
# State Papers 1983
It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland
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.
# Building Bridges
Higgins to use State visit to foster “reconciliation, understanding and friendship”
The President said that initiatives in the North should bring communities together.
# State Visit
Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain
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
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.
# Michael D
Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# Michael D
Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
In an interview with, 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…
# Ni hao
Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?
Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.