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Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 23:58

Queen Elizabeth II bade farewell on Friday to Irish President Michael D Higgins at the end of a historic state visit to Britain that he called "uplifting".

Queen hosts Irish President on 1st UK state visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 22:22

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II`s Windsor Castle home, the Irish President and the British monarch have begun Ireland`s first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect, and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged past.

Irish president to make historic state visit to Britain

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:50

President Michael D Higgins is to become the first Irish head of state to make a state visit to Britain, in another symbolic step forward for relations between the neighbouring countries.

Savita effect: Ireland`s President signs first abortion bill into law

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 19:55

Ireland`s President Michael D Higgins signed into law the Government`s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

Higgins elected ninth Irish president

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 21:18

Irish poet and human rights activist Michael D Higgins was officially confirmed as his country`s ninth president on Saturday after a marathon two-day count.