What should, and can, the Republic change to make itself more attractive in the event of a Border Poll?

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What should, and can, the Republic change to make itself more attractive in the event of a Border Poll?

This is not a thread about whether or not a Border Poll should happen. Brexit means it, at least, might well happen. But what should happen in the Republic before the poll to maximise its chance of winning? And would people in the Republic be ready for these changes?

An Orange march in Dublin, properly organized on an acceptable route (probably no GPO, perhaps South side only) and properly policed? Just to show it is the capital of all of Ireland?

A ramp-up to an Irish NHS? I have heard from a few people that the NHS is a big factor.

Imprisoning a few old hands like Adams and Ferris? Probably not a runner because GFA?

Something else?
 


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An ROI NHS should happen for its people because they deserve it and because of the Prods.

No Orange march in Dublin. The Orange Order is the worm in Ulster's rose. What Billy the Pink did these Isles was utterly evil and especially here. A march celebrating him anywhere on these Isles is completely unacceptable.

All the ROI should to commit to is Mac Bride Principles.
 

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Perhaps one thing you could do to make the Republic more attractive would be to outlaw OPs asking what it should change to make it more attractive?
 

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This is not a thread about whether or not a Border Poll should happen. Brexit means it, at least, might well happen. But what should happen in the Republic before the poll to maximise its chance of winning? And would people in the Republic be ready for these changes?

An Orange march in Dublin, properly organized on an acceptable route (probably no GPO, perhaps South side only) and properly policed? Just to show it is the capital of all of Ireland?

A ramp-up to an Irish NHS? I have heard from a few people that the NHS is a big factor.

Imprisoning a few old hands like Adams and Ferris? Probably not a runner because GFA?

Something else?
How about complete root and branch reform and total secularism. It would have the added bonus of making it more attractive to many of the people who already live there. :D
 

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This is not a thread about whether or not a Border Poll should happen. Brexit means it, at least, might well happen. But what should happen in the Republic before the poll to maximise its chance of winning? And would people in the Republic be ready for these changes?

An Orange march in Dublin, properly organized on an acceptable route (probably no GPO, perhaps South side only) and properly policed? Just to show it is the capital of all of Ireland?

A ramp-up to an Irish NHS? I have heard from a few people that the NHS is a big factor.

Imprisoning a few old hands like Adams and Ferris? Probably not a runner because GFA?

Something else?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laïcité
 

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How about complete root and branch reform and total secularism. It would have the added bonus of making it more attractive to many of the people who already live there. :D
I'd say the average Nordie, on either side of the sectarian fence, is more religious than the average person down here - so how would secularising ourselves make the joint any more attractive?
 

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is there a secularist branch in unionism that can be won over? seem to be more conservative christian democrats to a cold observation.

Not that i presume they would be cool with handing a maternity hospital over to nuns.

A united ireland would be there house as much as anyones. let them speak for themselves and see where the balance is.
 

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I'd say the average Nordie, on either side of the sectarian fence, is more religious than the average person down here - so how would secularising ourselves make the joint any more attractive?
Yet again hbap, you demonstrate how little you know about the North.
 

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I'd say the average Nordie, on either side of the sectarian fence, is more religious than the average person down here - so how would secularising ourselves make the joint any more attractive?
I disagree, hbap.
 

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Free school books, a better health service and put together a coherent plan which would make NI more successful as part of an all Ireland economy than it is as a peripheral part of the UK.

Shíte like Orange parades in Dublin and imprisoning Adams or whoever only matters to a certain type of southerner, they're irrelevant to a united Ireland because the kind of unionists who care about Orangeism and imprisoning Adams wouldn't vote for a united Ireland even if we did do those things. The target audience should be the pragmatists in both the Catholic and Protestant communities who can be persuaded by economic arguments.
 

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Free school books, a better health service and put together a coherent plan which would make NI more successful as part of an all Ireland economy than it is as a peripheral part of the UK.

Shíte like Orange parades in Dublin and imprisoning Adams or whoever only matters to a certain type of southerner, they're irrelevant to a united Ireland because the kind of unionists who care about Orangeism and imprisoning Adams wouldn't vote for a united Ireland even if we did do those things. The target audience should be the pragmatists in both the Catholic and Protestant communities who can be persuaded by economic arguments.
so better infrastructure more so than secularism aimed at christian fanatics. yes that is interesting and sounds sensible.
 

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All the ROI should to commit to is Mac Bride Principles.
Eire politicians, journalists and diplomats campaigned against the McBride Principles. But the main culprit was John Cushnahan, the former leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. That man was later welcomed with open arms into the Fine Gael party and was elected to the European Parliament to represent the constituency of Munster.

The people of the Eire Republic and especially the members of the Fine Gael Party are harbouring a man who played a leading role in trying to prolong the employment oppression of Northern Ireland Catholics. The people of Eire are a guilty race.
 
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How about complete root and branch reform and total secularism. It would have the added bonus of making it more attractive to many of the people who already live there. :D
What do you mean by "total secularism?" If it means compelling Catholics to allow their children to fall into the clutches of Prod teachers, GET LOST.
 
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Is the Republic of Ireland not the utopia Nationalists proclaim it to be? Shocked I am. Shocked.
 

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Why would people in the Republic vote for UI - why is this nonsense continually dragged up?
 

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Why would people in the Republic vote for UI - why is this nonsense continually dragged up?
Every opinion poll ever done shows that the majority of us would, and yet some asshat like you always pops up to claim we wouldn't.
 


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