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#State Visit

# state-visit - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)

London Mayor Boris Johnson had a unique way of greeting the President at City Hall in London this afternoon.

From The Daily Edge President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego Brick By Brick

President Higgins' historic State Visit, re-imagined in Lego

Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.

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.

'I'm so pleased to be here': President Higgins meets David Cameron at Downing Street

The President was greeted outside Downing Street by Prime Minister Cameron this lunchtime.

From The Daily Edge The poor Taoiseach has been called 'Edna' AGAIN Ms Kenny

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron

Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK

David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Boris Johnson are all on the slate, as is an address to 700 people.

# state-visit - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.

Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK History Maker This post contains videos

Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK

A busy day for President Higgins and his wife on their historic visit to the UK. Here’s a handy and comprehensive round-up of what’s been happening.

'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.”

What's on the menu at this evening's state banquet?

Here’s what President Higgins, the Queen, Terry Wogan, and other assembled guests of lesser importance will be tucking into…

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster

In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, the President told members that Ireland and the UK “now look at each other through trusting eyes of mutual respect and shared commitments”.

Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC

The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.

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275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor

Although one Windsor resident asked “what’s happening here today?”

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit?

It’s day one of Michael D Higgins’ visit and we want to know if you’ll be following it.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK

A meeting with the Queen, an address to both houses of Parliament, and a State banquet among other things…

# state-visit - Monday 7 April, 2014

Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins

Michael D Higgins has a busy few days ahead of him…

From The Daily Edge The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit State Visit

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London

Eamon Gilmore will speak to a group of Irish start-ups in London as part of the trip.

The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to

Michael D Higgins begins a historic State visit tomorrow but departs for the UK later today.

# state-visit - Sunday 6 April, 2014

McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans

McGuinness has been questioned on his decision to attend a banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this week.

# state-visit - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.

# state-visit - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London

No time for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye? Shame.

# state-visit - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# state-visit - Friday 27 December, 2013

Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain

Commentators have portrayed State visits between Ireland and Britain, such as Michael D Higgins’s trip next year, as proof that the issue of British involvement in Irish affairs has been settled. It hasn’t, argues the Sinn Féin President.

It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland

A 1980s state paper advised the Department of Justice to increase security as it would not look good for the country if he was harmed while visiting Ireland.

# state-visit - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Higgins to use State visit to foster “reconciliation, understanding and friendship”

The President said that initiatives in the North should bring communities together.

# state-visit - Monday 18 November, 2013

Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain

Presidents have visited Britain many times in the past – Mary Robinson had tea with Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace – but this will be the first official state visit.

# state-visit - Sunday 17 November, 2013

President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK

President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.

# state-visit - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America

Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# state-visit - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

In an interview with, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

# state-visit - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they? Ni Hao This post contains images

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

# state-visit - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

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