Category: ireland

Irish people in favour of the EU goes over 90% for the first…

Irish people in favour of the EU goes over 90% for the first time

A majority of 92% of Irish people think the country should remain in the European Union.

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And in the 18-24 age group it is a staggering 97% !!!

Source: https://www.newstalk.com/Irish-people-in-favour-of-the-EU-goes-over-90-for-the-first-time

Trump seems to be under the impression that he’s popular here in…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland!

“Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!”                                     …

“Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!”

                                                     – Walter Ulbricht, 15. Juni 1961

“There will be no physical infrastructure at the Irish border after Brexit”

                                                    – Theresa May, 22. September 2017

I wonder how history will remember them?

Has the Good Friday Agreement failed?

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan just went out on twitter, where he promoted an article he wrote for the Telegraph where he claimed among other things:
The Good Friday Agreement has failed

The Good Friday or Belfast Agreement was signed into effect in 1999. 

The graph below shows the amount of people killed in the UK by terrorism per year. Notice something after 1998?

Some of you might be old enough to remember that there were no litter bins on any London stations, or in fact throughout most of the city.

In comparison to the IRA, the 7 July 2005 London bombings that shocked so many, would have been a quiet year! At least when compared to the average people killed in the 70s and 80s.

I am honestly lost for words by the ignorance of Daniel Hannan!

Irish Stock Exchange sale offers ‘pivot towards Europe’

Irish Stock Exchange sale offers ‘pivot towards Europe’

Brexit: the impact on Ireland | News | European Parliament

Brexit: the impact on Ireland | News | European Parliament:

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes:

Good analysis by Ian Dunt … 

Things are going OK, right? We’ve got that first-phase agreement. Next they’ll talk transition and then a trade deal. Maybe everything’s going to be alright.

Hah, you poor fool. No, we’re still screwed. Take a closer look at that first-phase agreement. […]

The problem lies in Section 49, which you can read here[…]

Why don’t you summarise it for me instead.

It pledges there will be no hard border between North and South Ireland. There are three stages to preventing it. First through the “overall EU-UK relationship”. If that fails, through “specific solutions”. And if that fails, through “full alignment” on the rules of the single market and customs union.

But just for Northern Ireland?

No, the deal also rules out a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, so any regulatory alignment here counts for all of us.

What’s the problem?

The first stage is impossible by virtue of government policy, the second stage is impossible by virtue of objective reality and the third stage just makes no sense at all.

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… and remember, this agreement is legally binding!

Full article can be found here and is well worth reading: http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-brexit-endgame-in-five

EU commits to peace funding for Northern Ireland after Brexit – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

EU commits to peace funding for Northern Ireland after Brexit – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk:

For us Europeans at least, peace is more important than profits!

Ireland, Northern Ireland & Brexit – Radio FM4

Ireland, Northern Ireland & Brexit – Radio FM4:

13:14 Ireland, Northern Ireland & Brexit
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