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Queen Elizabeth's visit heals Irish rifts

Historic trip by U.K. queen includes stops at war memorial, Croke Park, Trinity College

In two days an 85-year-old, slightly-stooped woman, armed with nothing more than a handbag and a smile, has managed to bring relations between Britain and Ireland to a new level of warmth and friendship.

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May 19, 2011, 8:48 am
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Nice story, but history will determine the accuracy of the headline.

May 19, 2011, 1:49 pm
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Some 20 people from small but militant republican groups were arrested during three hours of clashes in Dublin on Tuesday between police and several hundred protesters opposing the visit. As part of the biggest security operation in Ireland’s history, crowds were prevented from gathering anywhere near the venues visited by the queen, including Trinity College in the center of Dublin,..

Her visit may have bandaged a wound run long and deep. Healing is another matter.

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