Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain

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

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

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.

Higgins elected ninth Irish president

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.