Why is the Queen's state visit to Ireland today (17/05/2011) being touted as 'historic', and why is security so tight surrounding her trip?


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Tony Newcastle Profile
Tony Newcastle answered
The Queen has of course visited NORTHERN Ireland many times in the past, but she hasn't been to SOUTHERN Ireland (Eire) before, therefore this will be a first for her.
Whether this is a good idea, I am not sure; because of the historical, political, and religious sectarianist grudges, many will unfortunately not be happy to see her.
Hugh Farrell Profile
Hugh Farrell answered
If you want to find out the reason and conflicts in Ireland look up history of Ireland 1600-now on politics but in general there is a massive divide and the queen is a symbol of rebellion in ROI but I remember roads being blocked off and checked everyday before the queen came and this waz all for 1 person and the money spent annoyed many people aswel
Annie Devore Profile
Annie Devore answered
She has been there before but not the southern part.
Lianna Lins Profile
Lianna Lins answered
It's historic because she's only the second Queen to visit southern Ireland, I suppose. But she has no welcome here. We are not happy to see the British Queen being pampered with 30 MILLION EUROS spent on security while Ireland's own people are rotting in the ditches.
Mia jones Profile
Mia jones answered
Because of the conflicts that occured between Britain and Ireland, not many people will be happy to see the Queen in Southern Ireland.

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