I don't recall saying the Republic 'should return' to anywhere. I merely pointed out that my forefathers predicted rome rule and economic backwardness as main reasons for their opposition to home rule and they've been vindicated on both counts. Spin it anywhichway makes you sleep better but the republic has been the poor man of Europe for much of its existence. Unless we address that (instead of the usual fobbing it off with - ah sure they're ad bad off as we are!) we're doomed to repeat it over and over.You are absolutely pathetic.
I presume Greece should return to Turkey, Iceland to Denmark, Latvia to Russia and Portugal to Spain by such logic? Or perhaps, given the scope of a worldwide economic and governmental crisis, all the aforementioned nations could try to get their finances in order and come back anew.
But back to Ireland 2010....