Get this straight.....The likes of paid liars such as the now departed Peter Hart and of course Connor Cruise O'Brien and that whole ilk didnt and dont like Unionists as such...They lick up too you because they hate Irish Republicanism seeing that the ruling class of the 26 counties is firmly alligned with NATO Imperialism...And also because they hate the idea of proles with guns.Many postsers from the South have said they find Unionists friendlier than NI's Nationalists.
Ulrike - you have no credibilityThe fact that there is NO Republican/Nationalist outreach I think says something. Slabmurphy the poster here who has spent most time carefully studying Unionist culture certainly disagrees.
http://www.politics.ie/2944644-post56.htmlUnionism isnt a race....Its a drab parochial bargain basement form of fascism.
Tullyvalen was good enough for you.
... Unionists are - generally - a more polite, friendly and courteous group of people ...
These Unionists and Republicans sound like ideal neighbours for eachother.In my experiance Republicans from the occupied six counties are the friendliest and most decent people you could meet. ...
I really worry about Glennshane.....He was an old guy and I really hope he is still alive...Some of his posts were absolutely surreal topics...His ideas on education were really mad....He HATED teachers...I must admit, I do miss michaelhenry and Glenshane. Have they been "disappeared?"
I do not know how many protestants are in the garda
I do know this.
In 2009 there where 18 non-irish nationals in Garda and 32 in the reserve
1 South African
Garda Dongdong shows new face of policing - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
Those are just the numbers from that news piece about the "new irish"Interesting. No mention of British. We have a few of them, but they don't seem to qualify as foreign.
So how would a catolhic police man feel about the recent dropping of bombs at a school by loyalists? Man you are so defensive of your own tribe that you even try to convince they other side you are the better optionFIVE YEARS AGO.
Coming from you that isn't a compliment.
The Gardai don't know how many protestants (or catholics, muslims, seiks, jews etc) are in the Gardai because they don't record what religion recruits are. As I have already said it is illegal (constitutionally and in law) in this country (and in most other civilised countries) to discriminate on the basis of religious belief.The Garda didn't deny it, in fact they said they didn't know.
+1Much like your earlier ludicrous claims about only 14 Protestants being in the Gardai, this one relies on An Phoblacht, an Irish Independent report from 10 years ago about corruption in the Donegal division (which was investigated and dealt with), and an unsubtaniated source from "infowars.org" complaining about officers using "family connections" to improve promotion prospects - shock, horror.
At least when B.C. is trolling, he manages to bring something half-interesting to the table. :lol:
Give us an example of these posts, and how are these representative of the entire island?Anecdotal.
From looking at the posts of people from the Republic on this forum.
Surely they can't be wrong??
Theres more than one way to skin a cat. don't be so naive john. no, there was no state sponsored culling of Protestants in the south, there was no state sanctioned mass discrimination of protestants in the south (no doubts the state and the church hierarchy quitely turned a blind eye to and even encouraged it in some instances), but there was without any doubt an air about the place which made people feel it was ok and justified to discriminate against protestants (always for some other reason though, never because they were protestant..that was just a co-incidence ). there was a "You're one of them" attitude going around, particularly in rural areas. Any incident that is highlighted, people brush it aside as a "one off" or the actions of an unrepresentative minority. conveniently. there's a reason for the "keep your heads down and say nothing" of the southern protestant community. remember that southern protestants who said they don't feel irish (or who didn't feel irish which is more the case nowadays) were made feel like outsiders and "not really properly Irish' by the people around them. by the way, why is it always (or almost always) roman catholics or ex roman catholics and nationalists saying there was no discrimination against the southern minority? even when members of that minority say they felt discriminated against or made feel like outsiders looking in?Otherwise please do not attempt to perpetrate this unionist myth of discrimination against protestants in Ireland. Just because you are obsessed with religion and comparmentalising people due to their religion in NI doesn't mean the rest of the world does it.
Oh dear, have we touched a raw nerve? Have you bothered reading this thread?The Gardai don't know how many protestants (or catholics, muslims, seiks, jews etc) are in the Gardai because they don't record what religion recruits are. As I have already said it is illegal (constitutionally and in law) in this country (and in most other civilised countries) to discriminate on the basis of religious belief.
If you can 1) provide unequivocal evidence of the number of protestants in the Gardai and 2) prove that this number is so because of discrimination, then please do so.
The figures in brackets are what they should be, in the absence of descrimination. Think you should maybe try the old 50/50 thing for a while.Garda Síochána and army occupations
total = 19,454
RC = 18,762 (16,892)
138 = church of ireland (576)
8 = muslims (149)
52 = other christian (134)
13 = Presbyterian (108)
8= orthodox (95)
11 = Methodist (56)
49 = other (266)
326 = non beliefer (855)
61 = not stated (323)
Have you even the vaguest interest in ever having a united Ireland? It's up to you to demonstrate that there isn't descrimination today, and admit the wrongs of the past, and we aren't talking about the rest of the world, we are talking about Catholic Eire.Otherwise please do not attempt to perpetrate this unionist myth of discrimination against protestants in Ireland. Just because you are obsessed with religion and comparmentalising people due to their religion in NI doesn't mean the rest of the world does it.
Of course there was sectarianism in the 26 counties...The Free State was imposed bloodly by the most backward elements of the previous national liberation movement....But the Republican movement which resisted it to the death has nothing to answer for in relation to it. Neither state should have come into existence. Both were are crap.Have you even the vaguest interest in ever having a united Ireland? It's up to you to demonstrate that there isn't descrimination today, and admit the wrongs of the past, and we aren't talking about the rest of the world, we are talking about Catholic Eire.