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'Symbolism' of Queen's Irish visit

The Queen will begin a four-day tour of Ireland today, the first time a British monarch has visited the republic in a hundred years.

Irish Times writer Fintan O'Toole and Colm Toibin, the novelist and writer, discuss the "symbolism" of this "moment in the relationship between the two islands."

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