On Morning Ireland this morning, Eamon Gilmore said the Queen's visit to Croke Park was her 'making a statement about the past and the history of the relationships between both countries'. He sees it as an important event as it will 'lay to rest' a chapter in Ireland's history. Eamon Gilmore also said that the Queen's visit to Croke Park is about culture and as someone who is interested in sport, she will enjoy learning about Ireland's national games.
The Tanaiste joined William Hague, British Foreign Secretary, in celebrating this 'new chapter' in Irish/British relations as they met to discuss the launch of the British/Irish Chamber of Commerce. Gilmore stated that 'commerce between both countries is thriving'.
Eamon Gilmore is the author of Leading Lights: People Who've Inspired Me.