'Up the Royals'... the British Royals, who so annoy us
You don't have to be anti-monarchy to be a republican, because it's not our monarchy, writes Willie Kealy
We don't really have anything against royals… just British Royals. Kings or Queens from the Netherlands or Spain or Greece or Eastern Europe - even descendants of the Tsar wouldn't raise a ripple with their doings. But the carry-on of the Windsors of London just seems to get us going - and not in a good way.
When Queen Elizabeth visited Dublin and Cork we spent months afterwards congratulating ourselves on how well behaved we were and how this was yet another significant step to harmonious relations between our two islands. At this rate of progress the islands will have joined up again before we reach actual normality.
So when the most recent royal baby was born to William and Kate, of course we had to pretend that it was a thing of nothing to us.