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.
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.