Queen to Visit the One That Got Away
Posted on May 16, 2011
The queen of England is headed to Ireland despite a bomb threat and other security concerns. She’ll be the first British monarch to visit the republic in 100 years, the first since the Irish—most of them, anyway—cast off British rule. —PZS
On the eve of her historic trip a massive security operation was in place in Dublin, and a bomb threat from Irish dissidents was investigated in London.
Irish police said up to 4,000 people were involved in the ongoing security operation for the four-day trip.
It is the first such visit since independence and comes against a rise in dissident republican violence.
NASA / Bill Ingalls