Queen's visit to Ireland: Day one as it happened

Key points

  • First visit by a UK monarch to the Republic
  • Massive security operation under way for the trip
  • Irish army makes safe pipe bomb on bus bound for Dublin
  • The Queen welcomed by Irish President Mary McAleese
  • The Queen has helped lay a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance
  • Republican protesters staged rallies to coincide with the visit

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