THIS WAS PROBABLY the most amazing week for news from Ireland, mainly because of a totally successful visit by the Queen of England, the death of Garret Fitzgerald and a massive Heineken Cup Final win by Leinster Rugby. I bought six different broadsheets today and those three stories resonate through most of them. The Sunday Times cites the Queen's "majestic" visit on the front page and photo essays of Queen Elizabeth's highly engaging walkabout in Cork get half page coverage in the paper and across all major media outlets in Europe. It's an image that suggests Ireland is safe from terrorism, that she enjoyed herself immensely and that Ireland is now very affordable.
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