Bullsh1t - Ireland as a Nation and Kingdom (Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair was the High King of Ireland when England invaded) was recognised as a Country with its own Laws (the very essence of a unitary Country), Gaelic culture, language, alphabet, etc. throughout the world, long before the 10th century upstart England even existed.the irish were kicking the bejaysus out of each other long before the drum banging tidy-towns champions arrived to rob the land.
Who do you think the king of England, Henry II signed the treaty of Windsor with other than the High King of Ireland, Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair... Fr Murphy???
A treaty that England broke - per usual.