UK: Queen’s Ireland visit = more “normal” relationship

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May 17, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"Perhaps the most notable aspect of Queen Elizabeth II's trip to the Republic of Ireland is its normalcy. To be sure, tight security surrounds the trip, which was marred by several bomb threats. And much has been made of its historic nature: the first visit by a reigning British monarch to the republic and the first royal trip to Dublin in 100 years since George V came to the city, which was then under British rule. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny characterized the trip as a 'symbolic conclusion to many years of difficulty' that span the division of Ireland in 1921 and the 30-year Northern Ireland conflict that drew to a close in 1998." (05/17/11)  

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