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#State Visit

From TheJournal.ie Here's what's on the menu at tonight's gala dinner for President Higgins Posh Nosh
From TheJournal.ie 'They've been preparing freshly baked biscuits': When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video) State Visit

'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.

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

Look at wee Lego Michael D. Just look.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations 2016

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm so pleased to be here': President Higgins meets David Cameron at Downing Street State Visit

'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 TheJournal.ie Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the President is up to on day two of his State visit to the UK State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The shadow of the past has become the shelter of the present': The President's Windsor address State Banquet

'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.”

From TheJournal.ie What's on the menu at this evening's state banquet? Posh Nosh

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…

From TheJournal.ie 'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster Historic First

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC Rehab

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.

From TheJournal.ie 275 horses and an Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall welcome President to Windsor Good Neighbours Become... This post contains videos This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position' State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From TheJournal.ie As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there? State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the President is up to on day one of his State visit to the UK History In The Making

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…

From TheJournal.ie Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins State Visit

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 TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London Pack Your Bags

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.

From TheJournal.ie The President is off to the UK later today and here's what he'll be getting up to State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen Detente

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Westminster, Windsor and a trip to the farm: President Higgins' trip to London The Streets Of London

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Queen is hosting a Buckingham Palace reception for the Irish community tonight Tea With The Queen
From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland State Papers 1983

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.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins to use State visit to foster “reconciliation, understanding and friendship” Building Bridges

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK State Visit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America Michael D

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.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins Michael D

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

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, 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…

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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