The wind chill for Northern Nationalists / Republicans needs to be palpable as Fine Gael TD, Neale Richmond, has a master class (April 26th) in Filibuster and Can-Kicking.

However, if you have the 27 Sinn Féin MLAs Adding to the 37 TDs currently in Dáil Éireann, you can see that a “United Ireland” would give Sinn Féin such a structural advantage over everyone else that they would likely dominate for the next 100 years. The odds that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs will vote for their own political eclipse are just as high as the odds of turkeys voting for Christmas, right?

2. For the past 100 years, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Labor literally shed blood, sweat and tears to create and build the republic from humble beginnings to the current Celtic Tiger, turning its fortunes from a net recipient of EU funding into a net contributor.

Flipped most of that time a celibate Sinn Féin and his military wing from the sidelines.

3. Until recently, until recently, and as was imperative for Cold War revolutionaries, the Irish Republican Army Council (IRAC) undermined the Irish government by acting claimed to be the legal government of the Republic of Ireland. When the Attorney General of the Republic publicly recognized this allegation in 2002, the European Parliament was asked to resolve competing claims by the IRAC and Dáil as the lawful and legitimate government, and the EP in turn passed this on to the European Commission.

The Context is crucial as the EU moved from the Maastricht Treaty of 1993 to the Lisbon Treaty of 2004, which was supposed to be the constitution of the EU.

These treaties had to be signed by the legal government of each member state in order to enter into force and the request of the IRAC would invalidate the new contract.

It was not until 2005 that the IRAC ceded the Dáil, and this law had a number of consequences that went beyond the EU treaties.

First, an influx of talented and highly motivated people according to Sinn Féin and the party’s transition from eurosceptic to europhile.

Second, those were in the context of the Good Friday ode Institutions established by the 1998 Belfast Accords such as Sunningdale collapsed amidst accusation and anger, and after the conclusion of the St. Andrews Accords, Sinn Féin entered government with the DUP.

Strand Three includes membership of the British-Irish Council representatives of the British and Irish Governments, decentralized institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales as well as on the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

And perhaps it is crucial that the North-South Council of Ministers already provides an island or Irish government if only the political parties in Northern Ireland operated them as intended.

On Monday (Jan. April) a program was posted on social media commemorating “A Celebration of the Life of Volunteer Seamus McElwaine”. The broadcast was taped early last month and Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy was the keynote speaker at the virtual memorial event.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster claimed in 2015 that McElwaine was the shooter who tried her family farm in Roslea in 1979 Murdering father who was a cop. McElwaine, a member of the South Fermanagh IRA brigade, is also believed to have been involved in the murder of 10 Protestants and attempts against many others in border areas.
In his eulogy, Carthy said: “Seamus and all who fought for Irish freedom continue to inspire us.”

Matt Carthy is not the first Sinn Féin TD to glorify the IRA’s campaign for more than that Responsible for half of all victims of Northern Ireland’s “problems”.

How is it possible to leave Sinn Féin and the IRA’s past behind us, especially when their TDs not only remind us of it but continue to glorify it? </ Furthermore, it makes nonsense of their stated aim to unite the people of Ireland if they engage in this divisive rhetoric which only serves to exacerbate existing divisions

JOHN CUSHNAHAN
Former Alliance party leader and MEP of Fine Gael, Lisnagry, Co Limerick

Trevor Ringland warns loyal rioters: “They should be very careful with anyone who encourages them to take to the streets.” (April 27). Did Trevor think of “British Intelligence”? It is now well known that loyalist paramilitaries were supported by “the ghosts” during the Troubles.

In military colleges around the world, the UVF / UDA / LVF etc. are known as “Indigenous Counterinsurgency Forces”.

Did it occur to Trevor that the “hidden hand” of MI5 could pull the strings at the headquarters in Vauxhall, London, and at the Palace Barracks, Co Down?

After seeing the scenes of Chaos for the past few weeks in Northern Ireland, scenes that were broadcast all over the world, I thought to myself: What kind of masochist would you have to be to join the PSNI?

Piggy in the Middle is a game – it’s not supposed to be a job – a real job. Midway between two rival factions who hate each other and play Russian roulette with their lives – there doesn’t seem to be any slacking off. I don’t know what the money is like for this job, but it would have to be huge.

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