17 May '11, 3am

Lockdown for Queen Elizabeth's landmark Ireland visit

DUBLIN: Queen Elizabeth II starts her historic state visit to Ireland Tuesday amid a massive security lockdown after the threat of Irish republican terrorism resurfaced with a coded bomb threat in London. The historic four-day trip, the first by a British monarch to the Republic of Ireland since it gained independence from London in 1922, is a landmark moment aimed at normalising relations between the two neighbouring states. However, a visit intended to underline the progress made following the hard-won peace in British-ruled Northern Ireland is taking place surrounded by the highest security. Central Dublin was in a police clampdown amid Ireland's biggest-ever security operation, while dissident republicans opposed to the peace process and the British sovereign's visit made a coded bomb threat in London on Monday. Police sealed off roads near the sovereign's Buckingham P...

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