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#State Visit

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008 State Visit

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008

The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

From TheJournal.ie 'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn State Visit

'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

Trump made his comments during a joint press conference this afternoon with Prime Minister Theresa May.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations State Visit

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

From TheJournal.ie France's Emmanuel Macron attacks US nationalism in Congress speech State Visit

France's Emmanuel Macron attacks US nationalism in Congress speech

Macron told a joint meeting of Congress, “the American and French people have had a rendezvous with freedom”.

From TheJournal.ie 70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump Poll

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump

Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting Conflict

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all State Visit

It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all

There had been doubts over a State visit to the UK but it now looks like it will happen next year.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week This Just In

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

From TheJournal.ie Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears Special Criminal Court

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears

Donal Billings is charged with making bomb threats regarding a number of buses and the headquarters of Sinn Féin in May 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference Awkward

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today Death Penalty

The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today

He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.

From TheJournal.ie If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic Loud Noises

If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic

The Germans are on their way.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer Royal Bill

Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall paid us a visit in May.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers Moving On
From TheJournal.ie Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week Ni Hao Michael

Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week

He was invited by President Xi Jinping.

From TheJournal.ie The President of Mozambique is in town, here's what he's up to Busy Busy

The President of Mozambique is in town, here's what he's up to

Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza was invited on the state visit by President Michael D. Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?

Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers

Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

A look behind the scenes at the Ceiliúradh concert in London

The preparations for the Royal Albert Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Friends, Shakespeare and an Irish Wolfhound: The historic State Visit in 22 photos State Visit
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President's UK State visit?

The visit has drawn to a close, so we want to know if you think it made a difference.

From TheJournal.ie The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly Best Friends

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly

The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.

From TheJournal.ie "Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit State Visit

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye State Visit

So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye

The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home.

Niall Horan met President Higgins and Twitter was very confused

WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL.

From TheJournal.ie Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony? Premier Seating

Caption competition: What's John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?

‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.

From TheJournal.ie Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor Elizabeth II

Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor

It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…

From TheJournal.ie What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf? The Happy Prince

What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf?

What do you get for the family that has everything? Well, here’s what…

From TheJournal.ie Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm Day Trip

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm

‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’

The Guardian mixed up Daniel O'Donnell and Daniel O'Connell

The political leader, or the lovably twee singer? WHICH ONE IS IT?

From TheJournal.ie It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm State Visit

It's day four of President Higgins' trip to the UK and today he's heading to a farm

From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything that happened on day two of Michael D's State visit to the UK State Visit

Here's everything that happened on day two of Michael D's State visit to the UK

A trip to Downing Street, a meeting with Boris Johnson, another extravagant banquet and several other things the President got up to on day two of his State visit to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup Brazil 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness Tensions

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what's on the menu at tonight's gala dinner for President Higgins Posh Nosh
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