Saturday 24 June 2017

Queen Mother was set on Horse Show

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

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.

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