So Brian Cowan has finally announced the Queens trip is definitely on. It’s been something of an open secret around Leinster House since last February, and Fianna Fail at large it seems. (Just when was he planning to tell the rest of us?) For a good example of how far down the list briefing the press comes, see this little fundraiser for the local Newtownshandrum Junior B Hurling Team 2010 posted on Facebook in the last few days:
With the Junior B trip to Las Vegas only 2 months away the local Fianna Fail Cumann have come on board with a novel fundraiser. If you buy a ticket for 10 Euro, you enter a draw to win the chance to meet Brian Cowen and the Queen when she visits Dublin next year.
Nice… Although not all Republicans on the island were quite so welcoming…
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