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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C
Maxwells Photography The signatures of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in the Visitors' Book at Áras an Úachtaráin, as the two began a four-day visit to Ireland today.
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

EVERY DAY, brings you a round-up of the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • The Royal Visit: Well, where else would we start? Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are spending their first evening on Irish soil tonight after beginning a historic four-day State Visit. The Queen wore green for her arrival, travelling to Áras an Uachtaráin where she was met by President McAleese and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
  • The Queen later travelled to the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square, amid heavy security presence, where the British Monarch joined the President in laying wreathes to honour those who gave their lives for the pursuit of Irish independence. In the protests that occurred on the fringes of the visit, (at least) 20 people were arrested, while the Royal Couple went to view the Book of Kells at Trinity College.
  • Meanwhile, a controlled explosion was carried out on an “elaborate hoax” device left in Fairview.
  • The world’s press have been catching onto the historical nature of the visit, as you’ll see from our slideshow – but if you’re after a more light-hearted tack, you might be more interested in our pick of the choice tweets of the day.
  • Some of the protests didn’t go quite as well as their organisers might have expected – as this awkward video of protesters failing to set a Union Flag on fire demonstrates.
  • Have today’s events made you wish Ireland had a monarchy of its own? Our Fantasy Monarchy polls might be right up your street.

In other news today…