Pomp and new circumstances
Following President Michael D Higgins's historic visit to Britain, Siobhan Breathnach, London-based editor of the Irish Post, looks at what it has meant to Irish people living there.
It's history in the making, I never thought I'd see it, says Rose Gill, a Longford native who has spent the last 50 years in Britain.
Living in Langley, just outside Windsor, she recalls having to leave Ireland at a time when opportunities were scarce and Britain offered hope of better fortunes.
''In those days back in the 60s times were hard in Ireland, we had to emigrate, she says. ''We've had our ups and downs...
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