Pipe bomb found at Queen’s visit

HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd visit to the national Stud with John Osborne.
A pipe bomb was found on a bus in Maynooth during the Queen’s historical visit to Kildare in April 2011.

A pipe bomb was found on a bus in Maynooth during the Queen’s historical visit to Kildare in April 2011.

That’s one of a number of revelations relating to her visit in a new book by political commentator Pat Leahy.

‘The Price of Power,’ which is out this week, also reveals that even as she was in the air, flying across the Irish sea, officials considered calling off the visit.

- Paula Campbell