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''There is absolutely no reason why he needs to be there''

President Higgins has denied his not attending is a snub to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The Pre...

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13.03 17 Sep 2021


''There is absolutely no reason why he needs to be there''


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13.03 17 Sep 2021


President Higgins has denied his not attending is a snub to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

The President says he declined the invite because the event had become politicised - while he was incorrectly referred to as 'President of the Republic of Ireland' rather than the President of Ireland.

Was he right to decline the invite?

Andrea hears reaction from listeners...

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