- At Windsor Castle state banquet, the Queen says: "We, the Irish and British, are becoming good and dependable neighbours and better friends."
- Irish President Michael D Higgins toasts "valued neighbours whose friendship we truly cherish".
- Former IRA leader Martin McGuinness among guests at banquet.
- Earlier President Higgins told members of both Houses of Parliament: "The relationship between our two islands has achieved a closeness and warmth that once seemed unachievable."
- This is the first state visit by an Irish head of state to the UK.
- All times BST
Last updated 8 April 2014Share
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