Is the Republic culturally partionist?

Breanainn

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Perhaps not in sporting terms, given that both the GAA and rugby operate on an all-island basis, but politically, both sides of the Border appear to live in mutually ignorant. Certainly, the current Foster controversy has had little play in Southern media, similar to the earlier Assembly elections, and likewise the Dáil elections gained little exposure in the Six Counties. Most cultural touchstones for both nations pass the other unheeded, such as Stephen Nolan up North or Ryan Tubridy in the Republic, and a recent TV survey revealed that while many Northerners crossed the Border, the reverse journey was rarely true. The segregation of the NI Forum is perhaps another symbolic display, so are both cultures partionist at heart?
 


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Is partionist the correct term here ?

Coz I think that both cultures may agree that it ain't but maybe I be wrong !
 

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Perhaps not in sporting terms, given that both the GAA and rugby operate on an all-island basis, but politically, both sides of the Border appear to live in mutually ignorant. Certainly, the current Foster controversy has had little play in Southern media, similar to the earlier Assembly elections, and likewise the Dáil elections gained little exposure in the Six Counties. Most cultural touchstones for both nations pass the other unheeded, such as Stephen Nolan up North or Ryan Tubridy in the Republic, and a recent TV survey revealed that while many Northerners crossed the Border, the reverse journey was rarely true. The segregation of the NI Forum is perhaps another symbolic display, so are both cultures partionist at heart?
Depends. Who's asking?
 

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Look at how much the Shinners depend on the Border.

The suspicion/disinterest is SF/IRA's handiwork.....
 

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Perhaps not in sporting terms, given that both the GAA and rugby operate on an all-island basis, but politically, both sides of the Border appear to live in mutually ignorant. Certainly, the current Foster controversy has had little play in Southern media, similar to the earlier Assembly elections, and likewise the Dáil elections gained little exposure in the Six Counties. Most cultural touchstones for both nations pass the other unheeded, such as Stephen Nolan up North or Ryan Tubridy in the Republic, and a recent TV survey revealed that while many Northerners crossed the Border, the reverse journey was rarely true. The segregation of the NI Forum is perhaps another symbolic display, so are both cultures partionist at heart?
Mutual "ignorant"???

We are two different states with two different societies and different governments. We've been separate for almost 100 years, and even before that, there were already major differences. It's just the way it is.
 

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Perhaps not in sporting terms, given that both the GAA and rugby operate on an all-island basis, but politically, both sides of the Border appear to live in mutually ignorant. Certainly, the current Foster controversy has had little play in Southern media, similar to the earlier Assembly elections, and likewise the Dáil elections gained little exposure in the Six Counties. Most cultural touchstones for both nations pass the other unheeded, such as Stephen Nolan up North or Ryan Tubridy in the Republic, and a recent TV survey revealed that while many Northerners crossed the Border, the reverse journey was rarely true. The segregation of the NI Forum is perhaps another symbolic display, so are both cultures partionist at heart?
The first air flight between this jurisdiction and the NI jurisdiction only took place first as recently as 1970.
The border between both jurisdictions had police/military/customs and excise points on the mainroads connection both jurisdictions until mid 1990's.

Both regions operate different currencies and have always done so.

I guess "us and them" has always existed on both sides.
 

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Yes, now build that wall, no more mexicians...
 

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OP hasnt actually given any examples of culture. Stephen Nolan/Ryan Tubridy doesnt count.
 

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The first air flight between this jurisdiction and the NI jurisdiction only took place first as recently as 1970.
The border between both jurisdictions had police/military/customs and excise points on the mainroads connection both jurisdictions until mid 1990's.

Both regions operate different currencies and have always done so.

I guess "us and them" has always existed on both sides.
Their speed limits are in miles per hour .... :roll:
 

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Yes, it does. Popular culture. Culture is not all Shakespeare and Mozart...
Nope you are discussing media personalities.

BTW, most young Irish people, north or south, would probably be much more interested in Bouncy or whatever she is called than either of those old farts.

And certainly more of us would have watched US films and be familiar with US memes than ever listened to the Tubby twins, Stephen or Ryan.
 

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Nope you are discussing media personalities.

BTW, most young Irish people, north or south, would probably be much more interested in Bouncy or whatever she is called than either of those old farts.

And certainly more of us would have watched US films and be familiar with US memes than ever listened to the Tubby twins, Stephen or Ryan.
Culture is anything that's man made. So unless The Late Late Show and the Nolan Show are acts of God or nature, they're part of culture.
 

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Culture is anything that's man made. So unless The Late Late Show and the Nolan Show are acts of God or nature, they're part of culture.

And I am telling you that your, our culture, extends far beyond RTE and UTV.
 

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OP seems to be saying both sides of the border are culturally partitionist but title only claims the Republic is?
 


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