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#Royal Visit

# royal-visit - 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 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am including: Preparations underway for Obama visit; Garret FitzGerald to lie in repose in Dublin today; thousands protest in Spain; and the end of the world, or not.

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# royal-visit - Friday 20 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.

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.

Queen tells Taoiseach: I'd like to come back to Ireland

As a historic Royal Visit comes to an end, Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Queen has expressed her wish to return to Ireland.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

From The Daily Edge One loves a good chooooon - A soundtrack for the Queen's visit Royal Visit

One loves a good chooooon - A soundtrack for the Queen's visit

The Queen has been entertained by Riverdance, Westlife and Mary Byrne at the Convention Centre in Dublin, but what songs might President McAleese have put on an iPod playlist for her visit?

From The Daily Edge Mad, bad and frisky: Meet the British monarchy on screen Royal Visit

Mad, bad and frisky: Meet the British monarchy on screen

TV and movies have had their take on the succession of British royals – but were they really that good-looking?

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?

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Bad news for Pádraig Harrington, Lance Armstrong faces fresh claims from a former team-mate and Leinster sweat on BOD’s fitness.

Terror plan for Kildare thwarted by gardaí

Three men arrested in Kildare yesterday are believed to be IRA supporters who had planned a hoax car bomb to disrupt the Queen’s visit, while 12 people arrested in Dublin last night have been charged and released.

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.

Dublin returns to normal as the Queen heads for Tipperary and Cork

It’s the final day of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland and along with some royal glamour she’ll bring road closures to Cashel and Cork city.

# royal-visit - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Day 4: how to get around Cashel and Cork as the Queen visits Munster

No more traffic closures for Dublin, as the Queen and Prince Philip head to Munster for the final day of a four-day tour.

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?

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

GARDAÍ ARE ADVISING that travel through the East Link toll bridge will be free in both directions from 5:30pm to 7:30pm this evening, as a traffic-calming measure in light of the special arrangements being made for the visit of Queen Elizabeth to an event in the National Convention Centre this evening. Travel through the Dublin Port Tunnel is also free Northbound between 4pm and 9pm in light of the traffic measures.

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Queen Elizabeth offers condolences on the death of Dr Garret FitzGerald

The British monarch has joined list of public figures paying tribute to the “true statesman” Garret FitzGerald, who has passed away.

Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit Royal Visit This post contains images

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.

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.

Eight men arrested over royal visit protests Protests This post contains images

Eight men arrested over royal visit protests

The arrests were made yesterday after gardaí and protesters clashed in the Christchurch area of Dublin city.

Day Three of traffic turmoil: how to get around Dublin today

It’ll be a light day of royal events across Dublin and Kildare – here’s what you’ll need to know to get around today.

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

Simple pleasures - Queen to President: "I like this clinking glass"

Who doesn’t love the sound of tinkling crystal?

# royal-visit - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

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

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

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

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

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

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

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

The British monarch’s trip today includes a sniff of Guinness, a State dinner, the Islandbridge war memorial and a poignant visit to Croke Park.

From The Daily Edge The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 2 Royal Visit This post contains images

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

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

Hungry yet? Beef and salmon on the menu for Royal dinner

Ever had Meath strawberries? How about Irish apple balsamic vinegar meringue? All on the menu in Dublin Castle tonight.

Cameron arrives in Dublin for bilateral meetings with Taoiseach

David Cameron says he looks forward to the opportunity to develop Anglo-Irish relations as “neighbours and friends”.

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.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.