- Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit Updated: Apr-08-14 7:17 pm
- Century of clashes, compromise between UK, Ireland Updated: Apr-08-14 4:10 pm
LONDON - 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.
DUBLIN - Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president. A look at key flashpoints: