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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# State Visit

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# BFFs
A bromance continues: David Cameron and Barack Obama
The British Prime Minister is in the US for a three-day visit.
Queen's visit to Ireland a 'gamechanger' - Cameron
The British PM pays tribute to the Queen’s State Visit in a documentary tonight.
# Royal Family
'Spirit of friendship' found in Ireland - Queen
Queen Elizabeth II mentioned her “memorable and historic” visit to Ireland in her annual Christmas broadcast yesterday.
# Gardaí
Garda services will be hit by cost of State visits, warns GRA
The government is “resisting paying” for the security operation around the visits earlier this year, the union has said.
Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.
# US Trip
Minister Richard Bruton travels to promote Ireland to high-tech sector in US
Minister says he will be particularly focusing on the IT and biotech sectors – and reminding potential investors that Ireland’s corporate tax rate remains unchanged.
# Oops
Obama mocks that awkward moment he toasted Queen Elizabeth - alone
Video: Obama wasn’t deterred from continuing his toast by the British national anthem, but seems to have realised something was amiss when he was the only one raising his glass.
# Jetlagged
Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on
On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.
Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit
Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.
# Obama
Thousands gather in Dublin city hours ahead of Obama’s presidential address
The US president performing at today’s event which will also feature music from Irish acts including Westlife, Jedward and Sharon Shannon.
# obama visit
Information blackout on Obama visit until 24 hours before
Information on restrictions in Dublin arising from the presidential visit won’t be released until very shortly before Obama and his wife Michelle arrive in the country, according to gardaí.
# Royal Visit
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.
# Protests
Eight men arrested over royal visit protests
The arrests were made yesterday after gardaí and protesters clashed in the Christchurch area of Dublin city.
# queen's visit
Queen Elizabeth begins second day of state visit
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish War Memorial Garden at Islandbridge, Croke Park, and attend a banquet in Dublin Castle later today – where she will be joined by David Cameron.
# Royal Visit
President McAleese sees royal visit as "extraordinary" historical moment
Traffic and parking restrictions are being implemented in the capital today ahead of the royal visit, and will be put in place in Kildare, Tipperary and Cork at the end of the week.
# obama visit
US officials due in Dublin to finalise plans for Obama's visit
Enda Kenny has confirmed that free tickets will be made available for the US President’s public address in Dublin.
# Princely Visit
Monaco's Prince Albert to visit Ireland next week
Prince Albert II, the current ruler of the principality, will visit Ireland next week – 50 years after his late parents.