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GAA Should Campaign For A United Ireland.

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Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "Good man, maybe you should have read my post & the post I was responding to first before you made your point & label me as a green Farage. The point made was that the Troika saved us from being a third world country & my reply was in relation to that. At no point did I condone our Govt & Banks, we all acknowledge their incompetence. Yes we were failed by our own leadership, but if you think the EU haven't failed us you obviously don't realise what austerity is & what our national debt is, imposed on Irish taxpayers. I wonder what age you are, when you reference the SSIA scheme as part of the downfall. The crash had nothing to do with the SSIA scheme which was in fact a very good scheme. For all those Eurocrats like yourself, your soon going to see what they think of us when they standardise Corporation Tax & kill FDI into this country & bring it instead to the top 5 in mainland Europe. When you read posts on here, it's no surprise we are a mess as a nation, so divided in every way & no balls to stand our ground, always bending the knee."
Same as that.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4068 - 23/03/2019 03:10:16    2174471

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Replying To Whammo86:  "
Replying To cavanman47:  "Many will be silent, and many on here are calling for the GAA to be silent.

I, like yourself and most on this island, would welcome a United Ireland. I am not a Sinn Fein supporter and wouldn't use them or any party as the most appropriate platform for the expression of a nationalist standpoint.

The GAA on the other hand, as I pointed out in a previous post, would represent one of the biggest (if not the biggest) outlets for cross-community harmony in a united Ireland. For this reason, and the fact that the vast majority of their members are of the nationalist persuasion, they have a responsibility not to be silent on this issue."
I doubt love the term nationalist.

I would be very much of the broad persuasion that Northern Ireland would be better served as being part of a united Ireland rather than a part of the UK.

It would still depend on the details of how that was negotiated. I couldn't be for a united Ireland at all costs. A united Ireland at the end of the day doesn't put food on my table or anyone else's table. To be stable a united Ireland would have to work and work for a large majority of the country across the entire island.

I am a member of the GAA not because it is a nationalist organisation, but because it is a sporting cultural organisation. That is why despite being broadly in favour of a united Ireland you or Joe Brolly or anyone else should not be leveraging my membership of the organisation for your own agendas.

If you don't like the current political parties but want a united Ireland set up your own party and appeal to me and others through that.

The right channel to discuss the shape of a united Ireland is in the political arena not the GAA."
Good post and it is after all
About quality of life and food on the table as you say.

The DUP though seem rooted to the past where it's all about flags and attachment to the queen etc...utter nonsense.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9529 - 23/03/2019 08:45:28    2174479

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Replying To yew_tree:  "
Replying To Whammo86:  "[quote=cavanman47:  "Many will be silent, and many on here are calling for the GAA to be silent.

I, like yourself and most on this island, would welcome a United Ireland. I am not a Sinn Fein supporter and wouldn't use them or any party as the most appropriate platform for the expression of a nationalist standpoint.

The GAA on the other hand, as I pointed out in a previous post, would represent one of the biggest (if not the biggest) outlets for cross-community harmony in a united Ireland. For this reason, and the fact that the vast majority of their members are of the nationalist persuasion, they have a responsibility not to be silent on this issue."
I doubt love the term nationalist.

I would be very much of the broad persuasion that Northern Ireland would be better served as being part of a united Ireland rather than a part of the UK.

It would still depend on the details of how that was negotiated. I couldn't be for a united Ireland at all costs. A united Ireland at the end of the day doesn't put food on my table or anyone else's table. To be stable a united Ireland would have to work and work for a large majority of the country across the entire island.

I am a member of the GAA not because it is a nationalist organisation, but because it is a sporting cultural organisation. That is why despite being broadly in favour of a united Ireland you or Joe Brolly or anyone else should not be leveraging my membership of the organisation for your own agendas.

If you don't like the current political parties but want a united Ireland set up your own party and appeal to me and others through that.

The right channel to discuss the shape of a united Ireland is in the political arena not the GAA."
Good post and it is after all
About quality of life and food on the table as you say.

The DUP though seem rooted to the past where it's all about flags and attachment to the queen etc...utter nonsense."]The DUP are pretty much the antithesis of everything I stand for.

I wrote a scathing post on them in response to bloodyban saying he'd vote for them over SF any day.

It didn't get through.

I was vocal on here last year when Arlene was praised for going to the Ulster final. Which was in my mind very much an empty stunt.

The problem is though a large number of people still vote for them.

It does show me that there's not really a place for me within some independent Northern Irish state.

Unfortunately it also shows that a united Ireland is not tenable in the near term. I don't see anyway that the DUP's sizeable supporr could accept being part of a united Ireland in spite of it likely being better for them.

That's the reason why a united Ireland can't be stable at this point.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2256 - 23/03/2019 10:19:18    2174491

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