Taoiseach said King Charles would be “always welcome” in Ireland, but did not confirm whether he would travel to London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
Martin said King Charles was “very familiar with Ireland” and had a “strong interest” in Irish affairs, having met him and his wife Queen Camilla several times during their visits to Ireland. Said there was something
When asked if he would invite him to visit Ireland, Martin said it would be a “presidential matter” to issue the invitation.
“He will always be welcome in Ireland,” he said.
“There is no doubt that he will continue to care about Ireland, especially climate change, diversity and wildlife. I foresee an opportunity to align that interest he has and we are working with a view to conserving biodiversity into the future.
He said King Charles would continue to “support peace and good relations” between Ireland and Britain.
However, Martin declined to confirm whether he would be traveling to London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
“Funeral arrangements are a matter for the British authorities. Suffice it to say that we as a government are fairly clear in our expression of sympathy for the British people.”
Mr Martin was speaking when Dublin Mayor Caroline Conroy opened an online condolence book for the late British monarch.
All messages of condolences will be printed and forwarded to the book of condolences to the British Royal Family.
“On behalf of the people of Dublin, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain on the passing of our loyal Queen Elizabeth for decades. Her dedication to public service was undeniable and her knowledge, understanding and experience were truly unique.
Taoiseach said Elizabeth’s most “lasting legacy” was when she visited Ireland in 2011, gave a speech at Dublin Castle and spoke Irish.
“This visit was one I will never forget, and given all that has happened between England and Ireland over the centuries, I think it definitely closed one chapter and opened another. .
“The British Head of State came to Ireland and it represented the crowning moment of everything that has happened regarding the building of peace and the building of a new political order.”
He said she ruled for 70 years through an “extraordinary sweep of history” that demonstrated “the fundamental importance of service, duty and consistency of approach.”
“In the context of the British people, we sympathize with them. We understand the enormous change it represented in terms of her death and the impact she had on their lives over a very long period ‘ he said.
Martin was speaking at the inauguration of 31 Social Houses in Bray, County Wicklow.
In 2014, President Michael D Higgins visited the UK as an official state guest. The president said today that an “exceptional part” of the Queen’s reign is the way she has combined “an exceptional ability to connect with the public and her sense of formality and duty.”
“Speeches we exchanged at a state dinner. She had trouble pointing out the contributions Irish people have made in relation to building Britain. Hundreds and thousands of families have benefited from medical services and road building. was engaged in,” he said.
“She made an amazing statement that if things were done again, they would be done differently, or perhaps not at all. I was not only very warm during those four days, but I have found that Ireland and the UK have a special respect…a new place,” he told RTÉ radio.
He added: The holding was certainly well earned.
“These visits were very important. There is no doubt that they were very important turning points and full of prospects and possibilities.”
Former President Mary Robinson said the Queen was “a very remarkable woman” who “had a strong sense of integrity and a purpose to serve the people”.
“She could relate to all ages and had a great ability to put people at ease,” she said.
Mrs Robinson and her husband said they met the Queen during an official visit in 1993 and were greeted with “big smiles”.
“I told her that I hope she can visit. [Ireland] And her face lit up and she said, “Oh, I want that so much”… The Good Friday pact didn’t exist until 1998. And it wasn’t appropriate at the time.
“I remember the initial apprehension when she came as a state guest in 2011. There was a false alarm about a possible explosion on a railroad or something. But it was her personal knowledge of what to do.The way she bowed in the garden of memory exactly the right way eased everything and from then on she was welcomed. I got
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said that the Queen’s life can be summed up in one word: ‘duty’.
“It was the end of an era, the end of an extraordinary life and she touched millions of people across generations. For us, when she visited historic Ireland in 2011 , I think she touched us when she touched deeply on symbolism…I remember well the influence it had, I think it was really the high point in the relationship between England and Ireland, and She made it possible.
“If I could describe her life in one word, it would be a very short word: duty. Someone who comes from a generation that truly believes in her duty to her country and family. After 70 years in office. An extraordinary person to the end was working to get a new Prime Minister and I recently saw a newspaper that Winston Churchill became the first Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Liz Truss were born 101 years apart. So it really straddles history in so many ways.”
Meanwhile, Minister Eamon Ryan said the Queen displayed “great grace” during an official visit in 2011.
He added: For that very important and historical contribution she made to Anglo-Irish relations, and for the way she did it so gracefully, she has great affection and respect. . “