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"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen
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"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen

May 20th 2011, 12:12 PM 4,442 Views 0 Comments

The broadcaster and journalist gave a speech fit for a Queen at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night. There was applause for the memory of the late Garret FitzGerald and a standing ovation for her majesty.

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 2,783 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 3,796 Views 0 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 2,447 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 3,993 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.

“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 6,086 Views 0 Comments

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

The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 2
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The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed Day 2

May 18th 2011, 7:32 PM 901 Views 0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II made it to Croke Park in one of the most heavily symbolic days of her Irish trip, as noted by Twitter.

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker
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In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker

May 18th 2011, 4:48 PM 439 Views 0 Comments

The British monarch made a poignant visit to Jones’ Rd this afternoon where she met intercounty players, toured the grounds and walked out on the famous sod.

Hallowed ground: Queen Elizabeth II visits Croke Park on historic day for GAA
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Hallowed ground: Queen Elizabeth II visits Croke Park on historic day for GAA

May 18th 2011, 4:05 PM 2,290 Views 0 Comments

Royal party learn about the history and culture of the GAA during 50-minute visit to Headquarters.

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit
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In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit

May 17th 2011, 8:59 PM 2,508 Views 0 Comments

The first hours of the first ever visit by a British Monarch to the Republic of Ireland – as seen through the camera lens.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 17th 2011, 8:08 PM 3,475 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Gallery: International press focus on historical and security elements of royal visit
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Gallery: International press focus on historical and security elements of royal visit

May 17th 2011, 4:02 PM 1,920 Views 0 Comments

Check out some of the headlines the British monarch’s visit to Ireland is generating around the world.

Caption competition: War is over?
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Caption competition: War is over?

May 4th 2011, 2:18 PM 2,271 Views 0 Comments

Blessed were the peacemakers at the 1916 Rising commemoration today…

McAleese gains support for defence of Ireland's corporate tax rate
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McAleese gains support for defence of Ireland's corporate tax rate

May 3rd 2011, 9:09 AM 682 Views 0 Comments

The president is on a visit to the Netherlands where she’s told business leaders that Ireland is facing up to its problems. The Dutch finance minister has backed her stance on the corporate tax rate.

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate
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McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate

May 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 941 Views 0 Comments

The president has previously said Ireland’s corporation tax policy is “not up for negotiation” – and is expected to reiterate that message at a meeting with business leaders during her official visit to the Netherlands.

Government will retain at least 20 garda drivers for State cars
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Government will retain at least 20 garda drivers for State cars

May 1st 2011, 1:59 PM 1,094 Views 0 Comments

Some 12 ministers will have to return their ministerial cars and provide their own with a civilian driver but some garda drivers are being retained.

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'
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President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'

Apr 29th 2011, 8:02 AM 1,001 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese has told a Dutch newspaper that Ireland should not be throwing away one the tools it has to pay off its debt.

Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising
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Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising

Apr 24th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,568 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Mary McAleese took part in the ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising on Dublin’s O’Connell Street earlier today.

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 1,843 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.

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
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Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Apr 1st 2011, 7:53 AM 9,580 Views 19 Comments

Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.

Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government
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Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government

Mar 10th 2011, 7:20 AM 1,861 Views 0 Comments

The new Fine Gael and Labour cabinet met for the first time last night.

Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland?
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Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland?

Mar 5th 2011, 10:06 AM 5,302 Views 0 Comments

The British monarch is coming to Ireland, possibly as early as May of this year. Are you bothered?

Queen's visit is 'premature' and will cause offence, says Adams
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Queen's visit is 'premature' and will cause offence, says Adams

Mar 5th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,498 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin president says the ongoing partition of Ireland means the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the Republic is ill-timed.

Queen Elizabeth accepts invitation to visit Ireland
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Queen Elizabeth accepts invitation to visit Ireland

Mar 4th 2011, 5:38 PM 2,206 Views 0 Comments

Details are scant, but it looks like Queen Elizabeth is heading to Ireland this year for first visit by ruling British monarch since 1903.

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
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Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:43 AM 927 Views 0 Comments

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting
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President approves banking reform bill after Council of State meeting

Dec 21st 2010, 8:12 PM 468 Views 0 Comments

President McAleese signs the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Bill into law after convening the Council of State to discuss its constitutionality.

President summons Council of State to discuss banking Bill
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President summons Council of State to discuss banking Bill

Dec 18th 2010, 11:23 AM 690 Views 0 Comments

The President may refer the new Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Bill to the Supreme Court if she thinks it constitutional.

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
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Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

President offers to take Budget 2011's biggest wage cut
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President offers to take Budget 2011's biggest wage cut

Dec 7th 2010, 10:19 PM 1,779 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese volunteers to cap her public sector salary at €250,000 next year – that’s a drop of €75,000

McAleese laments retirement of ‘wonderful’ Ó Muircheartaigh
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McAleese laments retirement of ‘wonderful’ Ó Muircheartaigh

Sep 16th 2010, 1:33 PM 337 Views 0 Comments

The President leads the tributes to the soon-to-retire gaelic games commentator.

McAleese to send Medvedev DVDs of gaelic football and hurling
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McAleese to send Medvedev DVDs of gaelic football and hurling

Sep 9th 2010, 4:38 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese pledges to educate her Russian counterpart in gaelic games as she invites him on an official visit to Ireland.

Civil Partnership Bill signed into Law
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Civil Partnership Bill signed into Law

Jul 19th 2010, 1:23 PM 119 Views 0 Comments

Civil Partnership protest underway outside Áras
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Civil Partnership protest underway outside Áras

Jul 18th 2010, 5:23 PM 115 Views 0 Comments

McAleese may convene Council of State over Civil Partnerships
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McAleese may convene Council of State over Civil Partnerships

Jul 18th 2010, 11:39 AM 289 Views 0 Comments

Rumours abound of a potential Supreme Court referral over a co-habitation clause.