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Cowen announces State visit of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Our Taoiseach Brian Cowen has announced that he expects the Queen of England to visit the republic before the end of the next year (2011). Speaking at 10 Downing Street on his first meeting with British prime minster David Cameron he can see no obstacle to the Royal visit this despite a long bloody history between the two countries. The British Monarch is know to want to visit for some time, both the English Queen and her husband are well in their 80’s and would feel that time is running out for a visit. Certainly Brian Cowen feels that a visit should go ahead but whether we all agree is a different matter. Has Ireland’s history put to right ? What about Northern Ireland ? Has that been resolved ? The every knows a-lot of currency was involved in the peace process. Surely the claim to be a “Republican” party should be dropped at least .

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June 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Posted in Ireland Political

World Cups Begins ..

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In just a few hours the World cup kicks off, with South Africa versus Mexico being the opening match. It’s a pity Ireland didn’t make it, it will be a lot less exciting for us.So near and yet so far. Hopefully we will get to see some great football and the World cup will run smoothly. I don’t think they will any getting away from it in the next few weeks. Wonder who will win ? I hope the French don’t make it too far, it would be great to see them go out early.

Just heard that it is two matches on the opening day.

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June 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

Posted in International

Fine Gael loses the plot.

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Well this has been the story of the day/week , Fine Gael have decided to have a leadership battle. They had Fianna fail on the ropes after two reports on the economic crash or ” banking reports” ( so as not to put any blame on the politicians ) and the Irish Times/MRBI poll which put Labour ahead as a political party. Seems it was the best time for people to realize their political ambitions, after quiet alot of  encouragement from the main stream media. Fianna fail must now surely make it to 2012. To be honest I think there is another hand pulling all the strings, that’s my opinion anyway.

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June 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

Posted in Ireland Political