posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:23 AM
I am amazed at the level of ignorance shown here.
Don't people try to learn some basic facts before posting.
At least some sense from you Dermo
The Republic Of Ireland is a free, independant republic with it's own laws, own Head Of State, own judicial system and judiciary etc.
Northern Ireland is a seperate country to The Republic and is part of The United Kingdom.
The vast majority of residents in Northern Ireland wish to remain part of The U.K.
After years of The Troubles Northern Ireland is beginning to move forward.
Various Nationalist grievances have been addressed and the people from both sides are trying to put aside past differences in an effort to move
forward and are determined to maintain the peace.
Northern Ireland, like Scotlad and Wales, has a certain amount of self-government with it's own elected House at Stormont.
The vast majority of Irish people, both from The Republic and Ulster just want to get on with their lives free fromthe bigotry and hatred that has
blighted their past.
The uninformed and ignorant and those who just want to pursue their own misconstrued grievances do nothing to enable this!
[edit on 25/8/10 by Freeborn]