32 thoughts on “Was It For This?

  1. Michael O'Sullivan

    Did our gaining our independence from Britain mean that we would be in a position to follow diplomatic protocol for what thereafter became a visiting leader of a foreign country?

    1. classter

      She is staving off criticism for turning down Enda’s offer to address the Dail.

      She had hoped not to bother since she has no actual answers to provide. Nominally she would like to avoid a hard border but has no real idea if that is really within her gift.

      So as a compromise, she has flown over to have a private talk with Enda. Thus, less public remarks to be scrutinised but the semblance of action.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Nothing flies over Stormont except the birds. And the odd pig of course…….. #chucklebrothers

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        It’s a devolved government classter. It is entitled to accept and receive foreign diplomats and heads of state. The fleg thing……..eh, no.

        1. classter

          Oh fair enough. All I really meant was that it is silly to be measuring ourselves against what Stormont are doing. As attached as I am to my Northern Brethren, we are a relatively mature,stable, independent nation state and Stormont, whatever it is, is not.

          Anyhow, the recent UK Supreme Court case has shown how little ‘devolved government’ means in reality.

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            I know. Stormont is in its infancy and is as volatile as as an infant on skittles. I have been listening to a radio station RFI (Radio France International) and it has a somewhat separtist-style of reporting on Scotland and Northern Ireland. As if ahead of the pack in reminding folk of their devolvement from the UK and steerage to a national referendum in both parliaments. I really hope Inda and May discussed this.

          2. Nasty commenter

            Why spaghetti? Don’t you think those countries should have their right of self-determination?

  2. Jesus Wept

    Can we all calm down? That square contains all EU flags. Right next to it is the Finnish flag and (I think) the German flag.

    Get over yourself

      1. Brother Barnabas

        you’ve just completed Bertie’s fancy

        you don’t sleep in a Crown Paints shirt, too, do you?

    1. Pat Harding

      And the Extreme-Paddies will do their usual jig and scream about 800 years of suppression.

      But of course, compared to what happened in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia between 1939-45…. me thinks the Irish really have nothing to whinge about….

      1. classter

        One hears much more about these ‘extreme nationalists’ than one ever encounters in reality.
        Much like the fabled

        Anyhow, even if they were real and active, their points would hardly be rendered moot because something arguably worse happened at the interface of (arguably) the two biggest, most advanced totalitarian regimes of all time.

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