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#Mary McAleese

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit
# Royal Visit
# Royal Visit

Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit

May 19th 2011, 11:47 AM 2,758 Views 0 Comments

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.

Simple pleasures - Queen to President: "I like this clinking glass"
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From The Daily Edge
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Simple pleasures - Queen to President: "I like this clinking glass"

May 19th 2011, 12:04 AM 3,766 Views 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love the sound of tinkling crystal?

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

In full: the speech of President McAleese at the State Dinner
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# State Dinner

In full: the speech of President McAleese at the State Dinner

May 18th 2011, 9:23 PM 2,411 Views 4 Comments

The full text of President McAleese’s remarks at this evening’s State Banquet being held in honour of Queen Elizabeth

In full: the speech of Queen Elizabeth at the State Dinner
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# State Dinner

In full: the speech of Queen Elizabeth at the State Dinner

May 18th 2011, 9:22 PM 3,749 Views 12 Comments

The full text of Her Majesty’s remarks at this evening’s State Banquet being held in her honour at Dublin Castle.

“A Úachtaráin, agus a chairde” – Queen offers “sincere sympathy” to victims of Anglo-Irish conflict
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# State Dinner

“A Úachtaráin, agus a chairde” – Queen offers “sincere sympathy” to victims of Anglo-Irish conflict

May 18th 2011, 8:55 PM 5,883 Views 0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth tells the State Dinner at Dublin Castle that Ireland and the UK are becoming “as good neighbours should be”.

The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 2
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From The Daily Edge
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The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 2

May 18th 2011, 7:32 PM 898 Views 0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II made it to Croke Park in one of the most heavily symbolic days of her Irish trip, as noted by Twitter.

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker
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From The42
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In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker

May 18th 2011, 4:48 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

The British monarch made a poignant visit to Jones’ Rd this afternoon where she met intercounty players, toured the grounds and walked out on the famous sod.

Hallowed ground: Queen Elizabeth II visits Croke Park on historic day for GAA
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From The42
# Royal Visit

Hallowed ground: Queen Elizabeth II visits Croke Park on historic day for GAA

May 18th 2011, 4:05 PM 2,246 Views 0 Comments

Royal party learn about the history and culture of the GAA during 50-minute visit to Headquarters.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit
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# Royal Visit

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit

May 17th 2011, 8:59 PM 2,496 Views 0 Comments

The first hours of the first ever visit by a British Monarch to the Republic of Ireland – as seen through the camera lens.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 17th 2011, 8:08 PM 3,474 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Gallery: International press focus on historical and security elements of royal visit
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# Royal Visit

Gallery: International press focus on historical and security elements of royal visit

May 17th 2011, 4:02 PM 1,919 Views 0 Comments

Check out some of the headlines the British monarch’s visit to Ireland is generating around the world.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Caption competition: War is over?
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From The Daily Edge
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Caption competition: War is over?

May 4th 2011, 2:18 PM 2,270 Views 0 Comments

Blessed were the peacemakers at the 1916 Rising commemoration today…

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

McAleese gains support for defence of Ireland's corporate tax rate
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# Economy

McAleese gains support for defence of Ireland's corporate tax rate

May 3rd 2011, 9:09 AM 682 Views 0 Comments

The president is on a visit to the Netherlands where she’s told business leaders that Ireland is facing up to its problems. The Dutch finance minister has backed her stance on the corporate tax rate.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 2 May, 2011

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate
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# Corporation Tax

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate

May 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 939 Views 0 Comments

The president has previously said Ireland’s corporation tax policy is “not up for negotiation” – and is expected to reiterate that message at a meeting with business leaders during her official visit to the Netherlands.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Government will retain at least 20 garda drivers for State cars
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Government will retain at least 20 garda drivers for State cars

May 1st 2011, 1:59 PM 1,083 Views 2 Comments

Some 12 ministers will have to return their ministerial cars and provide their own with a civilian driver but some garda drivers are being retained.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 29 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Apr 29th 2011, 8:26 AM 2,053 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: President McAleese gives France and Germany a slap on the wrists, the poignant tale of an elderly man who arrived in hospital with a small fortune strapped to his body and the story of Bear-ack Obama.

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'

Apr 29th 2011, 8:02 AM 1,001 Views 8 Comments

Mary McAleese has told a Dutch newspaper that Ireland should not be throwing away one the tools it has to pay off its debt.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising
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# Easter Rising

Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising

Apr 24th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,568 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Mary McAleese took part in the ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising on Dublin’s O’Connell Street earlier today.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17
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Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17

Apr 7th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,841 Views 0 Comments

The British Embassy and Áras an Úachtaráin confirm a programme of events including visits to Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stops in Cashel and Cork.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 1 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day
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The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Apr 1st 2011, 8:25 AM 3,335 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
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# Gaffe

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Apr 1st 2011, 7:53 AM 9,484 Views 0 Comments

Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government
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Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government

Mar 10th 2011, 7:20 AM 1,860 Views 0 Comments

The new Fine Gael and Labour cabinet met for the first time last night.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland?
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# Your Say

Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland?

Mar 5th 2011, 10:06 AM 5,299 Views 0 Comments

The British monarch is coming to Ireland, possibly as early as May of this year. Are you bothered?

Queen's visit is 'premature' and will cause offence, says Adams
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Queen's visit is 'premature' and will cause offence, says Adams

Mar 5th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,498 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin president says the ongoing partition of Ireland means the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the Republic is ill-timed.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Mar 5th 2011, 9:02 AM 1,477 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: A race against time for coalition talks, the Queen’s visit is labelled “premature”, and cheaper electricity prices on the way.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 4 March, 2011

Queen Elizabeth accepts invitation to visit Ireland
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Queen Elizabeth accepts invitation to visit Ireland

Mar 4th 2011, 5:38 PM 2,206 Views 0 Comments

Details are scant, but it looks like Queen Elizabeth is heading to Ireland this year for first visit by ruling British monarch since 1903.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 28 January, 2011

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
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Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:43 AM 923 Views 0 Comments

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting
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President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting

Dec 21st 2010, 8:12 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

President McAleese signs the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Bill into law after convening the Council of State to discuss its constitutionality.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 18 December, 2010

President summons Council of State to discuss banking Bill
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President summons Council of State to discuss banking Bill

Dec 18th 2010, 11:23 AM 689 Views 0 Comments

The President may refer the new Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Bill to the Supreme Court if she thinks it constitutional.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 18th 2010, 9:02 AM 852 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: more ‘secret’ bank bonuses, the return of the cold snap, and growing threats of war in Korea.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
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Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

President offers to take Budget 2011's biggest wage cut
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President offers to take Budget 2011's biggest wage cut

Dec 7th 2010, 10:19 PM 1,773 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese volunteers to cap her public sector salary at €250,000 next year – that’s a drop of €75,000

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 16 September, 2010

McAleese laments retirement of ‘wonderful’ Ó Muircheartaigh
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From The42
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McAleese laments retirement of ‘wonderful’ Ó Muircheartaigh

Sep 16th 2010, 1:33 PM 334 Views 0 Comments

The President leads the tributes to the soon-to-retire gaelic games commentator.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 9 September, 2010

McAleese to send Medvedev DVDs of gaelic football and hurling
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McAleese to send Medvedev DVDs of gaelic football and hurling

Sep 9th 2010, 4:38 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese pledges to educate her Russian counterpart in gaelic games as she invites him on an official visit to Ireland.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 19 July, 2010

Civil Partnership Bill signed into Law
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# Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnership Bill signed into Law

Jul 19th 2010, 1:23 PM 119 Views 0 Comments

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 18 July, 2010

Civil Partnership protest underway outside Áras
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Civil Partnership protest underway outside Áras

Jul 18th 2010, 5:23 PM 114 Views 0 Comments

McAleese may convene Council of State over Civil Partnerships
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# Council Of State

McAleese may convene Council of State over Civil Partnerships

Jul 18th 2010, 11:39 AM 288 Views 0 Comments

Rumours abound of a potential Supreme Court referral over a co-habitation clause.