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Queen Mother was set on Horse Show

The British royal's tenacious attempts to visit Dublin were to no avail, writes Bryce Evans

Published 01/05/2011 | 05:00

WHEN the Taoiseach met British Prime Minister David Cameron recently, he warned his British counterpart that the queen's visit could result in a public backlash from some sectors of Irish society.

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As if to underscore his point, last week a Real IRA spokesman urged "all self-respecting Irish men and women to resist the upcoming insult that is the visit of a British monarch to Irish soil".

The queen's trip promises both a historic moment in Anglo-Irish relations and a massive security headache.

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