I WAS glad to see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoy their time in Ireland so much, and gladder still that violence didn’t destroy their historic trip.

The Irish people have come such a long way. They should be proud of the welcome they extended to the Queen, and she represented her country so well too.

It’s crazy for Britain and Ireland to be at odds with each other, given how close they are to each other geographically and so many other ways as well.  The Queen’s trip will undoubtedly bring the two sides even closer, and the people who continue to advocate on behalf of violence will have their toxic voices further silenced.

Maria Corcoran
Tenafly, New Jersey