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Tourists From Britain Fell In 2012 But What About The Queen Visit In 2011


inchicore_republican

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Shame on those who grovelled and tipped their cap to this icon of sectarianism and imperialism who told us all it was for the good of the economy, but as predicted by those who had the balls to protest against her visit it has made no difference to people from Britain visiting here. What a waste of money bringing her here which was all about massaging the egos of politicians like Mary McAleese, Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny.

Fewer visitors coming from Britain to Ireland - RTÉ News
 

ruserious

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What's it like back in the 20thCentury, you fiend?
 

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Shame on those who grovelled and tipped their cap to this icon of sectarianism and imperialism who told us all it was for the good of the economy, but as predicted by those who had the balls to protest against her visit it has made no difference to people from Britain visiting here. What a waste of money bringing her here which was all about massaging the egos of politicians like Mary McAleese, Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny.

Fewer visitors coming from Britain to Ireland - RTÉ News
What the crawlers in Ireland always fail to recognise is that the Brits don’t like anyone. They are still living in the days of the Empire – everyone is inferior.
 

ruserious

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What the crawlers in Ireland always fail to recognise is that the Brits don’t like anyone. They are still living in the days of the Empire – everyone is inferior.
It is that subservient attitude that would facilitate such a thing.
 

inchicore_republican

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What's it like back in the 20thCentury, you fiend?
Well seeing as your beloved Windors are stuck in the 12th century the 20th century is not to bad but instead of immature personal insults is their any chance you could respond to the topic at hand?
 

ruserious

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Well seeing as your beloved Windors are stuck in the 12th century the 20th century is not to bad but instead of immature personal insults is their any chance you could respond to the topic at hand?
It simply isn't a topic. The English Royals came, increased visitors for that year as it was an outlier and the numbers fell back by a mere 100,000 this year which was to be expected. Nothing to see here..
 

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What the crawlers in Ireland always fail to recognise is that the Brits don’t like anyone. They are still living in the days of the Empire – everyone is inferior.
so why do we embrace their culture and language so much? even hardened republicans are west brits at heart.
 

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QEIIs trip here being good for tourism is in the same category as the Lisbon Treaty

Yes for Jobs!:roll:
 

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
 

Boy M5

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I never bought the tourism argument. It was about normalisation of relations between the 2 countries.
It was about mutual respect. The Queen respected our patriot dead (described by her predecessors as murderers) and called us friends, we wheeled out Myers to "blurt out "your Majesty"".
 

inchicore_republican

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
But that is how the visit was sold to the Irish people when questions were asked about the cost of the visit.
 

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QEIIs trip here being good for tourism is in the same category as the Lisbon Treaty

Yes for Jobs!:roll:
Yes and " the cheapest bailout in the world so far " ( Lenihan)," not another red cent " to the banks ( Varadkar ) and of course "it’s Frankfurt’s way or Labour’s way " :mad:
 

Boy M5

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
Do you mean like an elist / non diaspora specific form of the Gathering?
 

ruserious

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
Oh the OP has no real interest in tourism benefits for the economy. If he had he would include statistics and figures and an analysis based on such.
Instead we got: ''Shame on those who grovelled and tipped their cap to this icon of sectarianism and imperialism''.
 

TheWexfordInn

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
What other attitude did you expect? Same way the whole talk about the Notre Dame American football game was all about how much money was to be made. Seems to be the Irish mindset is that the only reason anything should ever be done is because there is a quick buck to be made.
 

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What other attitude did you expect? Same way the whole talk about the Notre Dame American football game was all about how much money was to be made. Seems to be the Irish mindset is that the only reason anything should ever be done is because there is a quick buck to be made.
Emphasis on quick.
 

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So you think we should only welcome heads of neighbouring states if there's some very obvious and tangible financial benefit in it for us?
Not when their as the OP states when their an " icon of sectarianism and imperialism " and hand out awards to British soldiers who murder civil rights marchers and help the loyalists bomb Xmas shoppers in Dublin etc.
 

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What other attitude did you expect? Same way the whole talk about the Notre Dame American football game was all about how much money was to be made. Seems to be the Irish mindset is that the only reason anything should ever be done is because there is a quick buck to be made.
Exactly, Gombeenism, pure and simple and that's why this wee state has been stuck in the mire since 1922 looking over it's shoulder for approvement from it's superiors from the ' mainland ' :roll:
 

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What other attitude did you expect? Same way the whole talk about the Notre Dame American football game was all about how much money was to be made. Seems to be the Irish mindset is that the only reason anything should ever be done is because there is a quick buck to be made.
Mind you I see the USambassador to Ireland has his team, the steelers, playing in London rather than Dublin - money talks ok.
 
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