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# state-banquet - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup
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Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup

Apr 9th 2014, 10:53 PM 17,045 Views 63 Comments

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.

Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations
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Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations

Apr 9th 2014, 2:40 PM 13,598 Views 135 Comments

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.

# state-banquet - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address
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'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address

Apr 8th 2014, 9:01 PM 14,727 Views 80 Comments

“While we grieve together for lost lives, we will not let any painful aspect of our shared history deflect us from crafting a future that offers hope and opportunity for the British and Irish people.”

# state-banquet - Thursday 19 May, 2011

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

May 19th 2011, 12:04 AM 3,835 Views 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love the sound of tinkling crystal?

# state-banquet - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

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

May 18th 2011, 9:23 PM 2,470 Views 0 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 4,197 Views 0 Comments

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