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‘President Sean T O’Kelly was welcomed by the lord of mayor of Plymouth GJ Wingnett and Baron Roborough, the lord lieutenant of Devon and “Queen Elizabeth’s personal representative in that county”. O’Kelly  asked that his gratitude be passed on to “her majesty”.’  Photograph:  Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

President Higgins’s State visit takes place almost 55 years to the day on which Seán T O’Kelly became the first Irish president to be officiall(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore , Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London greeting President Michael D. Higgins, on his arrival at a Youth Workshop at City Hall  in London earlier today. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland and the United Kingdom can enjoy a era of “boundless possibilities”, President Michael Higgins has said on the back of political change tha(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness (right) talk with  British prime minister David Cameron at the state banquet in Windsor last night. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he would like to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland to take part in the 1916 centenary commemorations. Mr K(...)

 President Michael D. Higgins and British prime minister David Cameron are seen during a meeting at Downing Street in London today. Photograph:   Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images

President Michael D. Higgins has expressed thanks to British prime minister David Cameron for “the incredible reception” that he has received d(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and President Michael D. Higgins during their meeting at No 10 Downing Street today. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Pool

President Michael D Higgins joined prime minister David Cameron for lunch on the second day of his state visit to Britain today. At 10 Do(...)

 President Michael D. Higgins with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip before the banquet held at Windsor Castle.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins’ second day of his four day state visit to Britain will include lunch with D(...)

Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister Northern Ireland , speaking to Brian O’Driscoll and  Amy Huberman at the banquet held at Windsor Castle during the state visit of President Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In his account in his memoirs of the day he became the first Irish head of government to address MPs and peers in the Palace of Westminster sev(...)

Queen Elizabeth with President Higgins  and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson

A 21-gun salute echoed around Windsor just after noon yesterday to signal the official st(...)

President Michael D Higgins is applauded by his wife, Sabina, Higgins (second left), John Bercow (right), the speaker of the House of Commons, and Frances D’Souza, the speaker at the House of Lords, following his speech to the British parliament yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lefteris Pitarakis

While the preview of the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain did not make the front page of any of the British new(...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Yesterday’s engagements at Windsor Castle and Westminster highlighted the sartorial choices of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on t(...)

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