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Will the Queen visit Ireland in historic trip?

A historic first visit to Ireland by the Queen has moved a step closer after the man likely to become the country's next prime minister backed the idea.

The trip would be the first such Royal visit since Ireland gained independence from Britain, almost 90 years ago.

Enda Kenny, leader of the Fine Gael party, said a royal trip was "overdue".

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 09 Feb 2011