Sheela-na-Gig aka Jeanne Rathbone

Garret Fitzgerald dies during Queen’s visit.

Posted in Uncategorized by sheelanagigcomedienne on May 19, 2011

Garret Fitzgerald has just died. He was the most respected of our Prime Ministers and regarded as a man of integrity. FitzGerald’s closest political colleagues said he was deeply heartened to see this week’s first-ever trip to Dublin by the Queen, a crowning event of the Northern Ireland peace process that FitzGerald did much to promote during his two terms in office between 1981 and 1987. His greatest triumph was the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1985 with Britain, an achievement shaped by his Dublin upbringing with a northern Protestant mother and southern Catholic father.

Here is photo of the Queen, Margaret Thatcher who was Prime minister at the time and other Heads of State in this photo taken at Buckingham Palace in 1986.


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