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McGuinness at the top table as Bertie is written out of history

The thought that all political careers end in failure was particularly relevant last week.

Published 13/04/2014 | 02:30

RAISING A GLASS: Guests toast after speeches by Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins at the royal banquet in Windsor Castle. Reuters
RAISING A GLASS: Guests toast after speeches by Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins at the royal banquet in Windsor Castle. Reuters
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern . Photo: Gerry Mooney

"I therefore invite you, distinguished guests, to stand and join me in a toast:

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To the health and happiness of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and the people of the United Kingdom;

To a creative cooperation and a sustainable partnership between our countries and our peoples; and

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