20 May '11, 2am

Queen wraps up Ireland visit hailed as a success

DUBLIN: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was on Friday wrapping up her landmark four-day state visit to Ireland, which analysts said had exceeded expectations and put Anglo-Irish relations on a revitalised footing. The sovereign was to visit a medieval fortress and the second city of Cork before returning home after her ground-breaking trip, the first by a British monarch since Ireland won its independence in 1922. The visit addressed thorny issues head on, with the queen laying a wreath in remembrance of those who died fighting for Irish freedom from the British crown. She visited Croke Park stadium, the site of the 1920 "Bloody Sunday" massacre perpetrated by British forces which left a deep scar in Irish consciousness. Her Majesty also paid tribute to the Irish World War I dead who were virtually ignored by their fellow countrymen due to deep unease about them serving in Br...

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