Queen Arrives In Ireland, Police Defuse Bomb - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Queen Arrives In Ireland, Police Defuse Bomb

Dublin, Ireland (CNN) -- Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Ireland on Tuesday, the first UK monarch to visit the country since it gained independence in 1921.

The queen, wearing a symbolic green outfit and hat, was met at the Casement aerodrome just outside Dublin by the British and Irish ambassadors for the start of a historic four-day visit.

The queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, was then escorted to Aras an Uachtarain, President Mary McAleese's official residence, where the British national anthem God Save the Queen and Amhrann na bhFainn, the Irish national anthem, were played in the grounds.

A 21-gun salute and an Air Corps flypast also greeted the queen.

President McAleese has developed a good relationship with the queen and has visited Buckingham Palace, the queen's official residence in London, on a number of occasions, say royal experts.

Professor Ronan Fanning of University College Dublin said: "The queen and President McAleese have had a personal relationship which has grown over the years. This is a state visit but also inter-governmental, an indication of its significance."

One of her first official engagements Tuesday will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin which honours those who fought for Irish freedom from British rule.

The visit has prompted police to mount one of the biggest-ever security operations in the history of the Irish state amid growing threats of dissident republican violence.

The Irish military defused a bomb Tuesday on a bus headed to Dublin. The military stopped a private bus in Maynooth, evacuated the passengers and found a "viable device" in the luggage compartment of the bus early Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the Irish national police said.

Later Tuesday morning, Irish authorities raced to the scene of a second suspicious device -- but it was later determined to be a hoax. Authorities responded to at least one report of a suspicious package in Belfast, Northern Ireland. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

    Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:59:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windy conditions and wildfire smoke have hit the Inland Northwest hard as air quality levels rose throughout the day, ending up in the hazardous range Sunday evening. Changes in wind direction have brought over more smoke to the area from wildfires around northern and central Washington, as well as from British Columbia. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windy conditions and wildfire smoke have hit the Inland Northwest hard as air quality levels rose throughout the day, ending up in the hazardous range Sunday evening. Changes in wind direction have brought over more smoke to the area from wildfires around northern and central Washington, as well as from British Columbia. 

    >>
  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>
  • Air quality worsening in Northwest as smoke returns

    Air quality worsening in Northwest as smoke returns

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:50:40 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air in parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday. Some improvement is expected by Wednesday. An air quality alert is also in place across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. 

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air in parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday. Some improvement is expected by Wednesday. An air quality alert is also in place across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/