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# queen - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth begins an historic trip to Ireland today; two devices are found in Dublin and Kildare; and IMF head detained in the Bronx’s notorious Rikers Island jail.

# queen - Monday 16 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: IMF chief to appear in court later today to face attempted rape charges; Michael Noonan travels to Brussels for finance summit; and 27 people die in gruesome Guatemala attack.

# queen - Monday 4 April, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Poll: Would you welcome the Queen's visit to Croke Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome the Queen's visit to Croke Park?

Reports at the weekend suggest that the Queen plans to visit Croke Pk in May. What do you think?

# queen - Sunday 3 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In today’s 9 at 9: Police in Northern Ireland appeal for information about yesterday’s deadly attack on a young PSNI officer; the search resumes for two missing fishermen; and violence continues in Ivory Coast.

# queen - Friday 25 March, 2011

Frocks and, er, socks: Queen Elizabeth II dresses to go on show here

British ambassador will exhibit QEII evening gowns in his Dublin home – alongside the work of some UK designers.

# queen - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Family at Slane Castle are not opposed to bypass of the village

The family are in favour of one proposed bypass of the village in County Meath but fear another version would compromise the rock concert venue.

# queen - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Queen launches HD TV on two-day trip to Northern Ireland

“She is into the new technology, she is tremendous the way she works the new technology,” says NI’s secretary of state.

# queen - Friday 24 September, 2010

Queen's request for poverty grant denied

Royal official sought grant to help pay heating costs at the Queen’s palaces.

# queen - Sunday 19 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury Queen This post contains images

Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury

The comedian will play the role of the iconic Queen musician in a biopic written by Peter Morgan.

# queen - Thursday 22 July, 2010

NICK GRIFFIN, the leader of the far right BNP Party in the UK was turned away from the Buckingham Palace garden party.

Griffin, was one of 8,000 guests invited to attend by the Queen. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told The Daily Telegraph: “Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media

“This in turn has increased the security threat and the potential discomfort to the many other guests also attending.

In a statement on the BNP site Griffin said “The reason is invented nonsense,” Mr Griffin said. “Nowhere in the book of rules given to all attendees does it say anything about not giving media interviews and of course countless people have done precisely that in the past.”

Griffin previously posted a blog asking for suggestions on what he should say to the queen “if we met by the cucumber sandwiches”

He also said it was unfair that BNP MEP Andrew Brons was still going when he had been banned.

The invitation was extended to Griffin as he is a Member of the European Parliament and officials pointed out they did not wish this to be a mark of disrespect against his democratic office. “However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way,” the spokesperson said.

Griffin described the decision as “an outrage” and “thoroughly anti-British”

Griffin said he did not “blame the Queen” and claimed Buckingham Palace was under “enormous pressure from the Lib Con coalition” to withdraw his invite.

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