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  • The Queen’s Speech

    May 17, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    There seems to be general satisfaction in official circles with the first day of the visit by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. There were protests but no clear and present danger to the British monarch and her husband. The wreath-laying at the Garden of Remembrance went off smoothly, despite the clashes taking place nearby between Gardai and demonstrators.

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  • Hands in Pockets, Pockets in Pants

    May 15, 2009 @ 7:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people in this country are willing to rally round the Royals when someone is seen to insult them. Many moons ago, Maeve Binchy caused a furore with a less-than-adoring colour piece in this newspaper on the wedding of Charles and Diana.

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    Casual acquaintances (Photograph: Frank Miller)

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