Irish president to make first official visit to the UK
Press AssociationPresident Michael D Higgins is to become the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to the UK.
The Queen formally invited the president and his wife Sabina to stay with the royals at Windsor Castle on 8 April.
Aras an Uachtarain – the president's official residence in Dublin – has confirmed they have accepted the invitation.
The groundbreaking three-day state visit follows the Queen's trip to Ireland in May 2011, where she paid her respects to republican dead at Dublin's Garden of Remembrance, and visited Croke Park – site of the 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre – and made a widely-praised speech on Anglo-Irish history at Dublin Castle.
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"Irish president to make first official visit to the UK", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/irish-president-to-make-first-official-visit-to-the-uk