A royal welcome

AS a senior citizen with an unquenchable love of my country and my city, I welcome the upcoming visit of Queen Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh to the Republic of Ireland, and specifically to the Peoples Republic of Cork, in the full knowledge of the historic connotation between both countries.

Now that we are in the 21st century, surely we must move on and consider the future for our children and grandchildren and generations to be born.

Continuing to ferment past grievances in perpetuity is surely a forlorn prospect that will say more of ourselves and our inability to prosper in a world that has moved on.

It is my belief and fervent hope that we will extend a traditional ”céad míle fáilte” to the octogenarian couple who have accepted the invitation of our President Mary McAleese, the Irish Government and that of the Lord Mayor of Cork.

Noel Magnier



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