Thursday, May 17, 2007

Let's invite the Queen to Dublin, join the Commonwealth

Now that Bertie Ahern has addressed the Houses of Parliament and planted a tree at a museum with Ian Paisley, who has stated on Irish radio that he is proud to be Irish and reminded listeners that Dublin was the capital before independence, where his father's birth was registered, for example, not to mention the extraordinary power-sharing setup in Belfast, it's past time that Ireland invited the Queen on a state visit to Dublin. Let's join the Commonwealth as well, if they'll have us—none of this will lessen us as a nation, but it will help mend relations between north and south.

Harry Lemon, Dublin

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