Ireland in 2040, Your Thoughts?

General Urko

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The recently introduced anti sex worker law will be overturned by then while its instigator relaxes on her many pensions, oblivious to the consequences of the damage her handiwork in this matter caused!:mad:
 


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The Isle of man chunnel will be completed...
 

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I think it will be very old people left watching TV and reading newspapers.
How do you think the middle crassses will reinvent themselves with many of today's soft jobs gone, I reckon they will without a doubt, as they always do!
more people living with their parents , potentially more people working from home for multiple employers. the 2 big things that need to come down in price are healthcare and education so maybe these get deskilled and supply increases but at a much lower cost. I see less people going to college and instead either self learning or studying through companies.
 

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Long terms bonds / promissory notes emanating from Anglo/IBRC will still be with us in
2040.

Unfortunately:mad:
 

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well have either had a very nasty war and be recovering from that or we will be integrating ever closer to our technology and going down that rabbit hole.
Technology - who know with exponential growth, lots of free time living on a UBI funded by a tech dividend payed by the googles and amazons of the world
 

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When I was a a kid in the 70's watching Buck Rodgers, Flash Gordon and Star Trek etc. I was always under the impression that we would be commuting by hoverboards and fighting with laser guns by now (though Star Trek did correctly foresee the mobile phone and camera chat).
I think we will be much the same in 20 years.
However, maybe a lot greener and P.C. Marriage will be down. Families even smaller and uncommon. The EU will surely be gone. Ireland will feel less Irish and identifiable.
 

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Ireland will have hosted The RWC, most probably in 2023 and that is as big as it gets for us in terms of hosting a world sports event!
Note I didn't say win it!
Also The ROI will qualify for a couple of European Championships and may be 1 world cup in the other world football game.
 

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Ireland's population (the Republic) will number about 6 million if current trends continue.
The EU if it still exists will probably be reduced to Northern European states, most of the Southern European countries (as well as Britain of course) having pulled out at that stage.
A United Ireland will probably become increasingly more realistic at that stage going purely on demographic trends.
Wetter weather and milder winters.
The traditional political party system will probably have changed at this point, I can't see either FG or FF as they stand being able to adapt and survive, but a merger may be possible.
China will have become a true superpower by this point assuming current trends continue. Mandarin and Spanish (possibly Hindi) will have become major second languages alongside English at this point having probably displaced traditional ones such as French and especially Russian. That's assuming technology hasn't advanced to such a point that a universal translator hasn't become available and rendered language teaching obsolete.
Climatic shifts will probably become more apparent and will only exacerbate the ongoing migration crisis. In many ways the contemporary crisis could pale in comparison to what is to come, especially as most of Central Africa and India desertify.
Technology will undoubtedly have transformed society in a number of ways by then. Traditional sources of media such as newspapers will have become entirely redundant in their older forms.
The technological singularity will probably occur around then meaning massive ramifications for society as a whole and how we deal with an AI that theoretically possesses more computational brain power than ourselves.
Space Race hopefully should get starting up again, expect the first manned landing on Mars by this date. Asteroid mining will probably become widespread.
Glenshane4 will still be complaining about Prods. :D
 

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the demographics ? Like Brixton and Bradford today.

the linguistics : Gaeilge marbh. The other languages alive and well : Polish, Hungarian, etc etc.

Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Louth.....all the cheap counties will have been 'plantationed' from abroad due to high dole rates in ireland.

Dublin 4 and similar places will continue to be relatively prosperous.

A child with 4 irish-born grandparents will be as rare as a hens tooth.

The currency will be the Punt Nua. Weaker than Sterling, with which it trades across the NI border with 90% Protestant Antrim and Down.

The other counties of Ulster will all be part of the Republic. 30 county republic plus 2 county NI. Football results between the two 'States' will be predictable.

Petrol will be a distant memory, as will cheap housing, full employment, and the Catholic clergy.

FF versus FG/Lab will continue to swing in and out of power until the end of time. With little ideology to separate them and the public resigned to not even bothering voting.

High rise buildings in our cities.

Abortion will be available in ireland.

A mass grave will be unearthed around the back of the house of Charles Haughey.

A Healy-Rae will be campaigning for the right of pilots to fly passenger jets while blind-drunk.

Ballaghadereen will become a hotbed of extremism and resemble the Luton of today.

The Angelus on RTE will include images of Mosques, Hindu Temples, Buddist monasteries, and flying Spaghetti monster holy kitchens.

There will still be no railway line between Dublin Airport and the city centre.
 
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King William visits the Boyne for 350th anniversary - on the invite of a local Bruton family
 

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People of all ages and generations including the elderly will emigrate to seek a better life elsewhere.
 

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2017-2040 Highlights.

1. After the third property crash the message finally got through to the Irish people that buying a house was not the be all and end all of existence.

2. Brexit was worse than anyone could have foreseen. Scotland left the Union and Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to get back in to the EU via the mechanism of a united Ireland. The subsequent political realignment saw the merger of FF and FG on one side and the emergence of the United Left on the other.

3. Bright Side Of the Road by Van Morrison was officially adopted as the anthem of the new Irish state.

4. Ireland was instrumental in convincing the EU to accept the application of England/Wales to join the EU and the Euro.

5. The controversial nationalisation of the property of the Roman Catholic Church was passed in a referendum.

6. The closing of RTE and the abolition of the TV licence was brought about by a public campaign which saw people refuse to pay the licence fee backed up by a widespread boycott of RTE's major advertisers.

7. In Sport the all-Ireland soccer team won the European Championships and reached the final of a World cup. Cork's dominance of hurling showed no sign of abating with calls to have the county divided in order to give everyone else a chance.

8. The recovery of the Irish technology sector following EU tax harmonization and the Trump repatriation program saw unprecedented innovation and growth with local startups eventually employing as many as had once worked for multinationals.

9. A visit by Pope McAleese started to heal the rift between Ireland and Rome following the upheavals on both sides during the 20's.

10. Former unionists who had cleverly maintained the balance of power in successive elections found their dominance interrupted by the election of 12 Healy-Raes in 2030. Originally based in Kerry the Healy-Rae movement was now the leading party in Kerry, Limerick and large parts of Cork.
 

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2017-2040 Highlights.

1. After the third property crash the message finally got through to the Irish people that buying a house was not the be all and end all of existence.

2. Brexit was worse than anyone could have foreseen. Scotland left the Union and Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to get back in to the EU via the mechanism of a united Ireland. The subsequent political realignment saw the merger of FF and FG on one side and the emergence of the United Left on the other.

3. Bright Side Of the Road by Van Morrison was officially adopted as the anthem of the new Irish state.

4. Ireland was instrumental in convincing the EU to accept the application of England/Wales to join the EU and the Euro.

5. The controversial nationalisation of the property of the Roman Catholic Church was passed in a referendum.

6. The closing of RTE and the abolition of the TV licence was brought about by a public campaign which saw people refuse to pay the licence fee backed up by a widespread boycott of RTE's major advertisers.

7. In Sport the all-Ireland soccer team won the European Championships and reached the final of a World cup. Cork's dominance of hurling showed no sign of abating with calls to have the county divided in order to give everyone else a chance.

8. The recovery of the Irish technology sector following EU tax harmonization and the Trump repatriation program saw unprecedented innovation and growth with local startups eventually employing as many as had once worked for multinationals.

9. A visit by Pope McAleese started to heal the rift between Ireland and Rome following the upheavals on both sides during the 20's.

10. Former unionists who had cleverly maintained the balance of power in successive elections found their dominance interrupted by the election of 12 Healy-Raes in 2030. Originally based in Kerry the Healy-Rae movement was now the leading party in Kerry, Limerick and large parts of Cork.
[video=youtube;lbS2KSRUVHo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbS2KSRUVHo[/video]
 

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At the start of any decade in the last century and probably this one so far, nobody could have predicted what that decade would finish like!
 


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