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#State Banquet

# state-banquet - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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

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

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

“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

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?

# state-banquet - 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.