Irish Nationalists have attacked Unionists for expressing concerns about the nature of Irish Presidential visits to Northern Ireland. Yet when the Duke of Edinburgh makes an official visit to the Republic of Ireland Sinn Fein attacks the political establishment for meeting with him.
Furthermore, Dublin Councillor Daithi Doolan strikes an exclusionist pose:
“The people of this island owe nothing to Britain’s Royal family…”
Either he is unaware of the existence of pro-monarchists among the “people of this island” or he excludes them from his thinking.