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May 2011: Queen makes historic Ireland trip

The Queen has laid a wreath at the Republic of Ireland's Garden of Remembrance during the first visit by a British monarch since Ireland gained independence.

The garden, in Dublin, is dedicated to people who fought for Irish independence from Britain.

Dozens of protesters gathered nearby amid one of the country's biggest security operations.

Much of the centre of Dublin was cordoned off, leaving many streets empty, as part of the strict security clampdown put in place for the visit.

Nicholas Witchell reports from Dublin.

First broadcast 17 May 2011.

  • 04 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK