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Topic History of: Republic of Ireland
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Barney Barney wrote:
RoI is barely able to pay the €14 million a day, in interest on its €220 billion National Debt.


This will become even more difficult - in the light of McDonald's decision to close UK and Ireland outlets.

Beef production is the main pillar of the Irish economy - and McDonald's are the country's biggest customer.

In Europe, 2 out of every 10 McDonald's burgers, are made from Irish beef.

And a lot of chicken nuggets come from its poultry - with Irish bacon also featuring.


Barney Still no closer to a government in the Republic of Ireland.

Tellingly, the head of the police force there has confirmed that he believes Sinn Fein - and the IRA - have the same leadership.

In the recent election, SF won more seats than any other party - though not enough for a majority government.

And, because of their IRA connections, no other main party will enter a coalition with them.

Leaders of SF will soon visit the USA (Washington/White House) for St Patrick's Day celebrations.

Where they remain very popular - and are able to generate millions of dollars from united Ireland sympathisers.


Barney Barney wrote:
Stalemate in Ireland.

The party who received the most votes - Sinn Fein - is unable to even arrange meetings with the parties that they need to form a coalition government with.

Fine Fail and Fine Gael refuse to discuss a coalition, because of SF's links with the Irish Republican Army.

Another election is a possibility - or another coalition between FF and FG.



Following the Irish election, no party was able to form a government, or to enter a coalition with another party - to do so

Thus the usual PR stalemate, and the PM has resigned - though he will remain as caretaker until a new government takes over.

Later time - this took 70 days.

And the country will again remain in limbo for a long period - dreading, as well, the affects of Brexit on its fragile economy.

One of the country's biggest markets is the UK.


Barney Excellent piece in the Daily Mail (which I'm unable to post) today about the IRA attempt to gain control of the Republic of Ireland.

Via their political arm, Sinn Fein - in the recent general election. A quarter of the electorate voted for them.


Barney Next week will be the 48th anniversary of the 1972 bombing at the Aldershot military base in Hampshire.

A car bomb, planted by the IRA, killed 7 and wounded 19.

It's little wonder therefore that few parties wish to join Sinn Fein in government.


But what's even more surprising is that 25% of the Republic of Ireland's voters chose them in the recent election.

SF's best result ever - receiving more votes than any other party - and largely from younger voters, with little knowledge of 1972.