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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.


  • Barack, the Queen and ‘Croker’

    April 10, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    In now looks as if Barack Obama may be going to Croke Park, a few days after the visit by Queen Elizabeth. Fascinating: there is talk of having a mass rally in honour of the US President. That would feed into his re-election campaign in a very interesting way.


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