State Visit

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 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of the significance of the invitation to visit Queen Elizabeth at her home in Windsor Castle. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of the “significance” of the invitation to visit Queen Elizabeth at her home in Windsor Castle. S(...)

Artist Bernard Canavan with his work Early Morning, Camden Town. Emigrants, he said,  were deeply affected by the “hypocrisy” of being told they were betraying their church by moving to England as their remittances were spent in Ireland

A prominent London-Irish artist and historian has said there needs to be a deep(...)

Joan Bergin: “We are not dealing with a celebrity on the red carpet, but a hard-working woman, who is very intelligent and politically aware and the wife of the President.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish fashion will be in the spotlight next week when Sabina Higgins accompanies her husband President Michael D Higgins on the first official (...)

Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond holds a public discussion on Scottish independence at the Volunteer Rooms in Irvine, Scotland.

Ireland has a close constitutional and political relationship with Britain that profoundly affects our interests and welfare. Northern I(...)

 Sir Patrick Duffy

The Irish in Britain who will note with special interest the state visit of President Michael D Higgins do not all fit the stereotypical image:(...)

Left to right, back; James Joyce,John Lydon, Jonathan Swift, Stephen Patrick Morrissey, Andy Irvine, Luke Kelly, Elvis Costello;Front: the Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel, Philip Chevron, Boy George,Oscar Wilde and Shane McGowan.

For those of us who were 1980s immigrants to London, The Pogues were more than a band. When they played live in Brixton, the atmosphere was mor(...)

The number of overseas-born nurses in British hospitals this year will reach an all-time high of 50,000. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Lynagh from Athboy, Co Meath, who is now a ward sister at University College Hospital, London, was one of 90 Irish studen(...)

President Michael D Higgins visits the Haringey Irish Cultural and Community Centre in north London in July of last year.

As I prepare for the first state visit by a President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, I am encouraged and strengthened by the knowledge that (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  meets British  Prime Minister David Cameron under a portrait of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street in 2011

For more than 200 years, British ministers have sat at a long, oak table in 10 Downing Street, in a room lit by three brass chandeliers. Histor(...)

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