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# queen-elizabeth-ii - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pictures: Thousands gather as Thames flotilla marks Queen's 60 years Diamond Jubilee This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands gather as Thames flotilla marks Queen's 60 years

In one of a series of events taking place this weekend and early next week, hundreds of boats gathered to sail down the River Thames as the rain fell on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Queen off to the races as jubilee events begin

Queen Elizabeth is heading to Epsom for the Derby, as Britain begins a four-day weekend to mark her 60 years.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is 'awesome'

The Taoiseach also extended the compliment to Barack Obama during a speech in Washington DC.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos One Year In This post contains images

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos

It’s been exactly one year since the current crop of TDs took their seats in Leinster House for the first session of the current Dáil. Here’s what’s happened over the year in photographs.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader Commonwealth This post contains a poll

Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader

Tom Elliott says the Queen’s visit last year forged a new relationship – and joining the Commonwealth would honour her jubilee.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 6 February, 2012

GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth marks 60 years of power Diamond Jubilee This post contains images

GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth marks 60 years of power

Britain’s King George VI died sixty years ago today – making his eldest daughter, then 25, the head of seven different countries. She’s now the head of 16 – and has ruled over no fewer than 32.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Sunday 22 January, 2012

McGuinness 'would now be open to meeting Queen'

The Sinn Féin figure said the Queen’s behaviour during her visit to Ireland had “made an impact” on him.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Queen to be honoured with 1,000-boat flotilla for jubilee Shindig This post contains a poll

Queen to be honoured with 1,000-boat flotilla for jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation this year and our neighbours are not keeping the celebrations low-key.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 16 January, 2012

Fit for a Queen: British minister suggests a yacht for diamond jubilee

Michael Gove believes that Her Majesty deserves “a gift from the nation” to mark the diamond jubilee.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 30 December, 2011

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011

It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Prince Philip undergoes heart surgery

The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for a blocked artery which had been causing him discomfort.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 23 December, 2011

Prince Philip taken to hospital with chest pains

The 90-year-old husband of the Queen is undergoing tests at a cardiac unit.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 10 November, 2011

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.

From The42 In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese Reeling In The Years This post contains images

In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese

As President Mary McAleese enjoys her final day in office, we look back at some of the sporting highlights of her 14 years in the Áras.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

2011 marks recovery for Irish tourism

Research by Fáilte Ireland has indicated that 2011 is proving to be a turning point for Irish tourism.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 3 October, 2011

Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'

An investigation into the six-month campaign to overthrow the now fugitive Colonel has revealed his desperate attempts to retain some semblance of control.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 1 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

In today’s 9 at 9: Some good news as VAT is lowered; a twist in the Strauss-Kahn case; new developments in the Race for the Áras; and who is a “snotty Miss Fancy Pants”?

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

From The42 No decision on Carlton House's Epsom run until Friday Derby Days

No decision on Carlton House's Epsom run until Friday

Connections promise to give Royal challenger every possible opportunity to recover from ankle strain.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates

Cork, Tipperary, Kildare and Moneygall are all seeing an increase in interest following the visits by the US President and Queen Elizabeth II. Twitter reveals that people are going to Moneygall just to say they were there.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Engaging with the EU: Why Ireland should have sympathy with Turkey

European Studies expert Kerem Oktem examines the common ground between Turkey and Ireland – and why Lucinda Creighton, who was supposed to launch his latest book, is “misguided” in her outlook on his country.

From The Daily Edge Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on Jetlagged This post contains images

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.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge How do you do? The Obamas check in at Buckingham Palace Meet The Windsors This post contains images

How do you do? The Obamas check in at Buckingham Palace

As they begin a three-day state visit to the UK, the Obamas meet the royal newly-weds and trade stories from Ireland with the Queen, allegedly.

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, despite the hype, the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama will not be the catalyst for a major change in Ireland’s financial fortunes.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Poll: Should the Queen come back to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Queen come back to Ireland?

A historic visit has passed off relatively peacefully and been heralded as a great success, so much so that the Queen wants to come back. But should she?

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 20 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 4 Royal Visit This post contains images

The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 4

The fourth and final day of Liz and Phil’s Irish trip – as seen on Twitter.

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”

In pictures: The final day of the Queen’s historic visit Royal Visit This post contains images

In pictures: The final day of the Queen’s historic visit

Tipperary and Cork are on the checklist for today’s final jaunt around the country…

"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen

The broadcaster and journalist gave a speech fit for a Queen at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night. There was applause for the memory of the late Garret FitzGerald and a standing ovation for her majesty.

Poll: Which historic event would you most like to witness? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Which historic event would you most like to witness?

Imagine you were given a golden ticket for any one of this month’s historic events. Which one would you choose?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 19 May, 2011

In pictures: The third day of the Queen’s historic visit Royal Visit This post contains images

In pictures: The third day of the Queen’s historic visit

After the momentous events of yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II gets to indulge her passion for horseracing and attends a celebration hosted by the British Ambassador in Dublin tonight.

The Queen’s meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 3 Royal Visit This post contains images

The Queen’s meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 3

A more fun-filled day today for the British monarch, Twitter notes. But did one overhear a little gaffe from Prince Philip?

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Third day of the royal visit brings the Queen to Kildare, but there'll be one thing missing

Queen Elizabeth II will travel to the Irish National Stud today, which will be missing one of its star attractions. The stallion Verglas, which was due to be showcased to the Queen, died on Tuesday following an accident.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

What the international media is saying about the Queen's visit Royal Visit This post contains images

What the international media is saying about the Queen's visit

The first 24 hours of the royal tour have seen a flood of more than 5,000 reports in newspapers around the world. We take a look at how the visit went down globally.

From The42 In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker Royal Visit This post contains images

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker

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.

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

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

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