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'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch
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'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch

Feb 9th 2012, 4:26 PM 7,054 Views 15 Comments

The esteemed American newspaper’s reference to Lynch’s hair colour is reminiscent of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent gaffe.

Open thread: What Irish tourist sites should not be missed?
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Open thread: What Irish tourist sites should not be missed?

Feb 5th 2012, 3:02 PM 7,317 Views 99 Comments

The Huffington Post says tourists should skip Dublin Castle, but what do you think visitors should see while in Ireland?

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work
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Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,900 Views 32 Comments

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore
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Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,967 Views 55 Comments

Speaking at a conference in Dublin this afternoon on how to elect more women, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore compared Leinster House to a boarding school for its lack of gender balance.

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics
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Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Jan 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,084 Views 47 Comments

Political scholar Claire McGing says a gender quota for elections is one step to balance – but meaningful change requires more than that.

Leaders clash over Scottish independence ahead of Dublin summit
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Leaders clash over Scottish independence ahead of Dublin summit

Jan 13th 2012, 9:20 AM 2,607 Views 12 Comments

Alex Salmond and Nick Clegg have taken to Irish airwaves to express strong views about the issue of Scottish independence ahead of the British-Irish Council summit today.

Youth unemployment on the agenda at British-Irish summit
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Youth unemployment on the agenda at British-Irish summit

Jan 13th 2012, 7:37 AM 1,085 Views 1 Comment

The 17th council summit gets underway in Dublin this afternoon, where the main issue on the table will be economic developments.

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics
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Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics

Dec 16th 2011, 3:50 PM 1,260 Views 21 Comments

The conference, entitled How To Elect More Women, comes in the wake of this week’s legislation which will introduce gender quotas.

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
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In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,714 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

State reception held for President Higgins at Dublin Castle
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State reception held for President Higgins at Dublin Castle

Nov 11th 2011, 8:56 PM 1,080 Views 9 Comments

The newest President of Ireland has been welcomed to his new role with a state reception at Dublin Castle. So, who was on the guestlist?

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
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In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,288 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins
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In full: The inaugural address of President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 1:03 PM 2,144 Views 23 Comments

The full text of the address given by Michael D Higgins, the ninth President of Ireland, at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

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The Presidential inauguration: as it happened

GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938
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GALLERY: Inauguration of Ireland's first poet-President... in 1938

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 3,644 Views 4 Comments

Michael D isn’t the only poet to grace the Áras – Ireland’s very first President Douglas Hyde was a poet and defender of Irish cultural heritage. Here’s how his big day went in June 1938.

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all
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Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all

Nov 11th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,671 Views 15 Comments

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today
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Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today

Nov 11th 2011, 7:11 AM 627 Views 8 Comments

A ceremony will take place at Dublin Castle later today.

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency
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Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency

Nov 10th 2011, 7:23 AM 1,043 Views 8 Comments

After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael
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Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Oct 31st 2011, 3:22 PM 655 Views 17 Comments

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened From TheJournal.ie
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Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm From TheJournal.ie
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Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
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Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Oct 29th 2011, 8:06 AM 1,585 Views 27 Comments

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

Clinton: The world is confident about Ireland's future
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Clinton: The world is confident about Ireland's future

Oct 8th 2011, 6:26 PM 1,134 Views 33 Comments

The former US president has told the Global Irish Forum that “not one person” doubts we will recover.

LIVE: Bill Clinton addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum
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LIVE: Bill Clinton addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum

Oct 8th 2011, 4:40 PM 644 Views 5 Comments

Watch as the former US president Bill Clinton delivers the keynote speech at the two-day economic forum taking place in Dublin Castle.

Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF
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Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF

Oct 8th 2011, 10:50 AM 1,026 Views 30 Comments

Ireland will beat Portugal and Greece in a race back to the markets, according to the Taoiseach.

LIVE: Global Irish Economic Forum 2011 in Dublin
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LIVE: Global Irish Economic Forum 2011 in Dublin

Oct 8th 2011, 10:10 AM 1,200 Views 23 Comments

Live footage, courtesy of RTÉ, of events at the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum, a two-day event taking place at Dublin Castle.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 7th 2011, 8:11 PM 976 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the presidential election campaign trail; the perfect video to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s big game in New Zealand, and what happened when Clooney met Berlusconi?

In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle
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In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle

Oct 7th 2011, 5:31 PM 1,303 Views 10 Comments

The great and the good have descended on the Global Irish Economic Forum in the capital today.

Taoiseach opens Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle
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Taoiseach opens Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle

Oct 7th 2011, 9:59 AM 515 Views 8 Comments

A two-day event will hope to harness the thoughts of the Irish diaspora on how Ireland’s economy can be resuscitated.

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage
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Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage

Sep 21st 2011, 6:59 AM 1,684 Views 25 Comments

A Sinn Féin TD has complained about the shortage of flagpoles in Dublin Castle – there’s only room for 26 counties.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Jul 27th 2011, 8:01 PM 1,640 Views 2 Comments

In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle

Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit
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Gallery: President McAleese hosts Dublin Castle dinner in honour of royal visit

May 19th 2011, 11:47 AM 2,787 Views 0 Comments

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.

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 3,808 Views 15 Comments

Who doesn’t love the sound of tinkling crystal?

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 2,452 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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In full: the speech of Queen Elizabeth at the State Dinner

May 18th 2011, 9:22 PM 4,019 Views 12 Comments

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
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“A Úachtaráin, agus a chairde” – Queen offers “sincere sympathy” to victims of Anglo-Irish conflict

May 18th 2011, 8:55 PM 6,121 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 18th 2011, 8:13 PM 6,898 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

May 18th 2011, 7:02 PM 1,981 Views 0 Comments

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

Queen Elizabeth begins second day of state visit
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Queen Elizabeth begins second day of state visit

May 18th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,089 Views 0 Comments

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish War Memorial Garden at Islandbridge, Croke Park, and attend a banquet in Dublin Castle later today – where she will be joined by David Cameron.

Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17
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Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17

Apr 7th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,844 Views 0 Comments

The British Embassy and Áras an Úachtaráin confirm a programme of events including visits to Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stops in Cashel and Cork.