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#State Visit

# state-visit - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

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”.

# state-visit - Monday 11 December, 2017

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.

# state-visit - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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.

# state-visit - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

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

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

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

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

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

The Germans are on their way.

# state-visit - Sunday 28 June, 2015

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

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

# state-visit - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

# state-visit - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

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

# state-visit - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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

# state-visit - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# state-visit - Saturday 12 April, 2014

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?

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

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

From The Daily Edge President Higgins was called a "funny little fella" on Have I Got News For You HIGNFY
Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# state-visit - Friday 11 April, 2014

“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.

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

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused

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?

‘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…’

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

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.

# state-visit - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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

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

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

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

'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.

From The Daily Edge President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego Brick By Brick

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

Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.

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.

'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.

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