But now they are just part of the overall architecture creating a slipway into a reunited Ireland. Where the unionists go? I honestly couldn't give a toss.
A more meaningful question is what steps are the Irish army taking to conduct the operations required in association with reunification.
The British will have no appetite to sustain Rhodesia Nua. The unionists *will* indulge in a spell of guerrilla warfare. It is essential that the Army are equipped and trained to meet the challenge. The best war is a quick war, so they will need to guard against any misplaced squeamishness.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
1080 British Forces killed (& counting) versus only 145 IRA Volunteers. 7.4:1 Ratio. Heaviest ever British defeat in all wars.