Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Royal Visit

Labour Party Deputy Leader Joan Burton has announced that Queen Elizabeth, is going visit Ireland on a State visit later this year after accepting an invite from President Mary McAleese. This will be the first visit by a British monarch to Dublin since the Queen's grandfather King George V visit in 1911.

The dates and the programme for the visit will be announced jointly by Áras an Uachtaráin and Buckingham Palace.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that the planned state visit here by Queen Elizabeth is an indication that we are living in changed and changing times.


Sebbe79 said...

Wow. 1911. Crazy

Anonymous said...

Stephen we are a mature nation and even though a lot us think that the British presence in the northern part of our country should end it still should not stop us welcoming the Queen hey she is a little old lady that the british people are foolish enough to pay huge sums of money to keep as their head of state....