This false equivalency, they're all as bad as one another, meme gets really boring, is there an agenda behind those pushing it or is it just plain(deliberate?) ignorance...:roll:
What really surprises me is that so many people from the Republic fail to grasp that northern nationalist culture is for the most part identical to what passes as Irish culture south of the border. What distinguishes nationalists from unionists in the north is their interest in things like the GAA, traditional Irish music, and other aspects of Irish culture and like céilí dancing or the language. It's not that those things necessarily occupy a significant part of our time in most cases with the possible exception of the GAA but these things have touched our lives whereas band parades and bonfires are alien to the vast majority of us, and most nationalists I suspect would happily welcome an outright ban on parades and bonfires of all hues.