Tuesday 17 January 2017

Cost of Queen's visit will outweigh benefits

Published 16/05/2011 | 10:00

Queen Elizabeth's visit is causing an undue amount of inconvenience and bringing many places to a standstill. It would have been far more expedient for the queen to be helicoptered to the Phoenix Park and have a cup of tea and crumpets with the President at the Aras and then return to the UK without any security problems.

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Instead, the queen's visit means that entire villages and cities will have to come to a stop; and far from bringing business into the country, it will probably take business away, with loss of trade and disruption.

Keeping things simple and straight-forward is better for everybody and a hell of lot more cost effective.

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