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If you've got to wait for the demographics to work through, I guess it'll be about twenty years.Vol said:When do any of you think that a United Ireland will happen?
It's just a matter of time, I'm sure, but when though?
Opinions may be used.
That's a must. Not just because I don't like the IRA, but because unionists will never accept it. They have to feel that they've beaten or at the very least not lost to the IRA.pluralist said:Well firstly I think the IRA will have to be decommissioned/disbanded. They always held back the cause of Irish unity anyway by terrorising innocent (and not-so-innocent) Unionists, so they'll have to go for starters.
Yes, and I consider it a financial penance for Lynch "standing idly by".hiding behind a poster said:Ever thought about what'll happen to our taxes when the Brits stop subsidising Northern Ireland, and we've gotta foot that huge bill every year.....
[/quote]Yes, and I consider it a financial penance for Lynch "standing idly by".
As the UN, US and EU also stood idly by I see no reason why they should not contribute as well.
FutureTaoiseach said:I want it to happen but immigration could well prevent it (immigration into the South)...
The immigrants will continue to identify with their countries of origin and their descendents may well too. With 85,000 people coming in annually from the new EU member states, together with 34,000 non-EU work permits per annum, and 5000 so-called asylum seekers last year, over 100,000 foreigners are coming into the South each year. This is nearly ten times the natural increase (births minus deaths) of 13,500 per annum. The President of DCU has predicted a non-Irish majority in the South in 2050.
They will not vote for a United Ireland. They don't have the sentimental attachment to a United Ireland that Irish nationalists and many Irish people have.
If we tighten immigration controls we will have a United Ireland around 2070. In time for my 90th birthday
If FF is really "The Republican Party" they should prove it by preventing the future of the Irish nation being taken out of our hands and transferred to foreigner control.