Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

By | August 30, 2019

This is the island of Ireland. The island
is politically split between the Republic of Ireland an independent country, and Northern
Ireland, which, together with Scotland, England and Wales, form the United Kingdom. But why exactly is the island split? And when did it happen? To fully understand the situation, we need to go all the way back to the 12th century… after the Normans had successfully invaded England, and taken the throne, they decided to invade Ireland. Henry II, with the authorisation of Pope Adrian
IV, to strengthen the Papacy’s control over the Irish Church, landed in Ireland in 1171,
and took control of large parts of Ireland. And in the following year, the Lordship of Ireland was created, in which the Lord of Ireland was also the King of England The Lordship of Ireland was a Papal Possession held by the King of England. This was the beginning of what would become
centuries of English, and later British rule, over the island of Ireland. Officially, the Lordship of Ireland ruled
the over entire island, but in reality, control was much less than this. And over the years, English control of Ireland receded over time. This was a time before there was a religious difference between Ireland and England The English and Native Irish were both Catholic nations, as this was a time before the emergence of Protestantism. So many of the Normans in Ireland assimilated
into Irish culture and some were said to have become “more Irish than the Irish themselves”. Laws were introduced which banned intermarriage
between English settlers and the Gaelic Irish, as well as a ban on use of the Irish language,
but these laws were largely ineffective. By the late 15th century, English rule was limited
to an area known as The Pale. The early 16th century and what became known
as the Protestant Reformation, in which many European powers turned their back on the Roman Catholic Church, forming a new branch of the Christian Faith. Although the Reformation was about religion, it also had a lot to do with politics as well With Henry VIII as the King of England, the Pope refused to allow him to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. This, as well as other
contributing factors, caused Henry VIII to break away from the Roman Catholic Church
and established the Church of England, with himself as the leader. With this, the situation in Ireland became
uncertain, as Ireland was a Papal possession with the King of England as Lord of Ireland. In 1542, after an Act of Irish Parliament,
Henry VIII was proclaimed King of Ireland, as the Lordship of Ireland became the Kingdom
of Ireland. However, Henry VIII was not recognised by
the Catholic powers throughout Europe. After Henry VIII’s death in 1547, his Protestant-raised
9-year-old son Edward VI ascended to the throne, but he died of illness just a few years later
at the age of 15. Mary I, Henry VIII’s daughter, was next
in line to the throne, and since Mary was nearly 20 years older than her half-brother Edward, she was raised before the Protestant Reformation, and was therefore Catholic. Because of this, Mary I was recognised as the Queen of Ireland. Ireland had remained loyal to
the Pope and the island was almost entirely Catholic In 1603, after the death of Queen Elizabeth
I, the last of the Tudor Dynasty, James VI of Scotland also became King of England, because
of his somewhat unique family ancestry in which he was son of Mary I Queen of Scots
and also the great-great-grandson of Henry VII. He was therefore known as James I King of England, and also King of Ireland as well This was known as the Union of Crowns in which
Scotland, England and Ireland all shared a common monarch In 1609, under James I’s reign, the Plantation
of Ulster was a process by which Scottish and English settlers confiscated land from
the Gaelic Irish. This was seen as a way to stop rebellion in the north, as Ulster had
been a region of Ireland most resistant to English Rule Although there had been plenty of plantations
in Ireland throughout the years, the Plantation of Ulster was by far the most successful,
and within just a few decades, the Protestant colonist population was thriving, and even
made-up a majority in some areas in the north. In 1641, Irish Catholics in Ulster staged
a rebellion against the settlers, which led to the Irish Confederate Wars – between the Irish Catholic Confederation and the Scottish and English settlers. Most of the island of Ireland was under de facto Irish Catholic rule for a several years. This was until 1649, when Oliver Cromwell
and his New Model Army conquered Ireland, after overthrowing the English Monarchy, executing
King Charles I, and declaring himself Lord Protector of Scotland, England and Ireland. Cromwell ruled over the three kingdoms until his death in 1658. During this time there was more confiscation of land from Native
Catholics, and anyone even suspected of being involved in the 1641 rebellion was executed. His son Richard very briefly ruled afterwards,
but the monarchy was restored in 1660, when Charles II became King, son of the executed
Charles I. Charles II was Protestant, but his brother,
James II, had converted to Catholicism during his time in France. So when Charles II died
in 1685, England, Scotland and Ireland once again had a Catholic monarch. At this point, the majority of people in England
and Scotland were Protestant and many were uneasy with James II as their monarch. However, next in line to the throne was his daughter Mary, who was Protestant. This all changed in 1688 with the birth of
his son – the would-be James III, who would undoubtedly be raised Catholic. The only reason
his daughter Mary was Protestant was because his late brother and former King demanded
she be raised as such. So with this change, it looked like Scotland and England would have a Catholic monarchy for the foreseeable future… The birth of the King’s son sparked what
became known as the Glorious Revolution in which the two major political parties invited William of Orange to invade England and take the throne William successfully defeated his father-in-law…
who also happened to be his uncle since William and Mary were first cousins… and they took the throne together as William III and Mary II King and Queen of England. Of course, this also made them King and Queen
of Ireland, and with a Catholic majority, this was obviously not well received. This started a war in Ireland between the native Irish led by James II, who were mainly Catholic against the Kingdoms and Scotland and England. The Williamite War in Ireland resulted in
victory for King William. For the next century, Catholic majority Ireland was ruled by a Protestant minority, known as the Protestant Ascendancy. In 1707, the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England joined to create the Kingdom of Great Britain And then, in 1798, there was
an uprising against British rule in Ireland, in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, inspired by
the French Revolution a decade earlier. The rebellion failed, but caused a lot of
uncertainty on the political situation of Ireland There were concerns that Ireland
could ally themselves with France and break away from British rule. So in 1801, Ireland
joined the Union, and became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Opposition to the Union was strong, and occasionally
escalated into violence. The late 1800s saw a rise in demand for self-government, and
in 1886 the first Home Rule was proposed. In response to this, the Liberal Unionist
Party was created, in support of the Union, and opposed to Irish Home Rule. The Bill failed, as did the second Bill proposed
in 1892, but in 1914, the 3rd Home Rule bill was passed. But 1914 was also the year in which World War 1 started, and therefore the Bill was put on hold. With the British army were still occupied with the War in Europe, Irish Republicans staged a rebellion in Dublin, called the Easter
Rising, with a goal of putting an end to British rule in Ireland, and establish an Irish Republic. The Rising took place over the course of just
a few days, but nearly 500 people died, most of whom were civilians. But with far superior
numbers, the British Army managed to suppress the rebellion. The result was an unconditional
surrender by the rebel forces, and most of the rebel leaders were executed. In the 1918 UK General Election, an Irish
political party called Sinn Féin, who supported Irish independence, and many of their members
had participated in the Easter Rising, won 73 of 105 Irish seats at the British Parliament. But they chose to not take their seats at
the British Parliament, and instead decided to form their own Irish Parliament, and proclaim
an Irish Republic as a newly independent country. The Irish Republic claimed the whole island
of Ireland, but there was a lot of support for the Union in the North, especially in
Ulster, in which 4 of 9 counties won a Unionist majority. This led to the Irish War for Independence.
Primarily between the IRA and British Army. In 1920, with the war still ongoing, a fourth
Home Rule was passed, superseding the 3rd Home Rule Bill that was passed but never implemented.
This partitioned Ireland into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland consisted
of 6 of the 9 counties of Ulster, this was despite two of them having a Catholic majority.
The rest of the island became Southern Ireland. The split was intended to be a temporary solution
to the war. So Ireland would remain part of the United
Kingdom, with Home Rule, but instead of having one Irish Parliament in Dublin, there would
be two – one in Dublin for Southern Ireland, and one in Belfast for Northern Ireland. This was an attempt to meet the demands of
both Irish Nationalists and Irish Unionists. And while the Northern Irish government was
successfully established, the Southern Irish government was not. The war continued, and
the Southern Irish government never functioned. The Irish War for Independence lasted for
2 and a half years, resulting in a ceasefire, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The treaty established
the Irish Free State, which would become a dominion of the British Commonwealth, along
with the likes of Canada, Australia, and South Africa, among others at the time. The treaty included the whole island of Ireland,
but had an opt-out clause for Northern Ireland, which they immediately exercised. So the short-lived Southern Ireland became
the Irish Free State. Some were happy with this situation, but others
were not. Many were unhappy that Ireland was still part of the British Empire, and wanted
total independence. So the Irish Nationalists were split between
the pro-treaty Nationalists and the anti-treaty Nationalists. The political party Sinn Féin
split into two separate parties. Pro-treaty Sinn Fein that was happy with the status quo,
and the anti-treaty Sinn Féin that sought full independence. In the 1922 Irish General Election, the two poltical
parties that won the most seats were… Sinn Féin… and Sinn Féin. With the pro-treaty
party winning more seats. This disagreement escalated into civil war, just one year after the end of the war for independence. Many men who had fought together
in Ireland’s war for independence, were now on opposing sides of a civil war. The pro-treaty forces emerged victorious,
affirming the status of the Irish Free State, a British Dominion After the war, the anti-treaty Sinn Féin
refused to take their seats at the Irish parliament in protest of the treaty. Because of this,
their leader, Éamon de Valera, resigned from the party and founded a new political party
– Fianna Fáil, and they became the dominant party in Ireland from 1932 onwards. He strongly opposed the treaty as well, but thought his former party’s tactics were not helpful In 1937, a referendum was held for a new constitution,
to remove all British ties from Ireland. 56% of people voted in favour, and Ireland adopted
a new constitution, becoming a fully independent country. The country changed its name to…
Ireland. Just “Ireland”. The country is often referred to as “the Republic of Ireland”,
to differentiate it from the island of Ireland, but its official name is simply “Ireland”. This was to reflect the fact that Ireland’s
claimed territory was the entire island, believing the partition of Ireland
to be illegitimate. Despite this claim though, Northern Ireland continued as normal, as part
of the United Kingdom. Ireland exercised their independence by choosing
to remain neutral in World War 2, which started just 2 years later. And while that should be the end of the story,
there were three decades of ongoing violence from the late 1960s to the ’90s, in
a period known as The Troubles. The violence was mostly concentrated in Northern Ireland,
but occasionally spilled over into Ireland, England, and even mainland Europe. Although the majority of Northern Ireland’s
population was Protestant and Unionist, there was also a substantial minority that were
Catholic and Nationalist, and wanted Northern Ireland to join the Republic. After three decades of conflict between various
organisations, and thousands of casualties, a ceasefire was called to put a stop to the
violence in 1998, with the Good Friday agreement. The agreement caused the Republic of Ireland
to amend their constitution, removing their territorial claim over Northern Ireland, and
the British and Irish governments agreed that if the majority of people in Northern Ireland
wish to leave the United Kingdom and join the Republic, the governments will make it
happen. The lasting impact of The Troubles can still
be seen today, especially in Belfast, in which there are walls separating Protestant and
Catholic communities, and there is still occasional violence. However, the situation is improving,
and the government has made a goal to remove all of these so-called “Peace Walls” by
the year 2023.

85 thoughts on “Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

  1. terry ferguson Post author

    Catholic are the tribe of Judah and the Protestant are the tribe of Dan.Seethe book Judah`s Sceptor and Joseph`s Birthright by John Harden Allen.Read Lamentations 5 KJV.How many orphans did the potato famine produce?How many died in the coffin ships?Read Daniel 9 and Psalm 106 KJV.How many Irish Catholic children were killed or raped in catholic orphanges and churches?God poured out a curse on his own people for their sins.The real lost tribes of Israel,are still into the same sins,that God divorced them for in the first place.The majority.

  2. terry ferguson Post author

    The technology comes from the fallen angels and demons that inhabit people.Not people with aspbergers syndrome.It was the enlightenment verses the Catholic church and the catholic church lost.What is enlightenment?Where the serpent coils up your spine and opens up your third eye.You are now a demon possessed corpse,with demons controlling the body/brain.Every knee will bow,every tongue will confess,Jesus Christ is Lord.The Lord REIGNETH.

  3. Jacquie Walton Post author

    The British army succeeded in making clear to the Provisional IRA that it could not achieve its objectives through violence although the army did not "win" in any recognisable sense, an internal review of the army's operations in Northern Ireland has concluded.

    The review, which deals with Operation Banner – the British army's continuous operational involvement in the North since the "troubles" began in 1969 – does, however, take an apparent contradictory position on whether it defeated the IRA.

    The document, which was obtained under freedom of information legislation by the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry, at one stage states that "by 1980 almost all the military structures which eventually defeated PIRA were in place", while also querying "why it then took another quarter of a century to end the campaign".

    It describes Operation Banner, which should formally conclude at the end of July, as one of the army's longest campaigns and "one of the very few waged on British soil; and one of the very few ever brought to a successful conclusion by the armed forces of a developed nation against an irregular force".

    Later, towards the end of the 98-page review, the three British army officers who were specially seconded to write the document, appeared to conform to the general modern analysis that one of the key reasons the "war" ended was that neither the British army/RUC nor the IRA could defeat each other.

  4. .Jacquie Walton Post author

    The British army succeeded in making clear to the Provisional IRA that it could not achieve its objectives through violence although the army did not "win" in any recognisable sense, an internal review of the army's operations in Northern Ireland has concluded.

    The review, which deals with Operation Banner – the British army's continuous operational involvement in the North since the "troubles" began in 1969 – does, however, take an apparent contradictory position on whether it defeated the IRA.

    The document, which was obtained under freedom of information legislation by the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry, at one stage states that "by 1980 almost all the military structures which eventually defeated PIRA were in place", while also querying "why it then took another quarter of a century to end the campaign".

    It describes Operation Banner, which should formally conclude at the end of July, as one of the army's longest campaigns and "one of the very few waged on British soil; and one of the very few ever brought to a successful conclusion by the armed forces of a developed nation against an irregular force".

    Later, towards the end of the 98-page review, the three British army officers who were specially seconded to write the document, appeared to conform to the general modern analysis that one of the key reasons the "war" ended was that neither the British army/RUC nor the IRA could defeat each other.

  5. Cruze Moore Post author

    Everyone can say about Ireland being invade by England, every piece of territory on earth has been invade by the occupying people.

  6. Awesome dude lol Post author

    Because we Irish accosted all our man-power to win back the republic of Ireland, if we continued to fight we would still be under British occupation.
    We took a deal we have have the republic and they get the North Eastern part of our land.

    It is still stolen but ONE Day we shall reclaim it and Ireland will be returned to her former holiness.

  7. Gordon Morris Post author

    Ireland is not independent while in the EU.

  8. bernard bernard Post author

    No more Ireland by 2040 , according to research by Irish Academia , Ireland will become a Black and Muslim majority country by 2040, due to the planned mass migration Invasion by the EU and UN of third world migration. This video explains the dire conquences for the Irish people of the twin Communist ideologies of Multiculturalism and Diversity . This video is a must for all Irish people , those already awakened and those still asleep. https://youtu.be/WM3Fk_RkRoU

  9. Niamh Murphy Post author

    Basically the prods came over and tried to take over Ireland and fought the catholics and ended up with just the corner of Ireland lol

  10. Saw Yeng Chew Post author

    No other reason ! Just not reconciliation ! Englishmen try more hooliganism, but failed !

  11. Dolly :3 Post author

    Who else came here because they live in ireland or are irish?

  12. {Potato Gacha} Post author

    Im from ireland and still live there so i know all of this

  13. katie coyne Post author

    FIRST of all ENGLAND wasn’t split Ireland was

  14. katie coyne Post author

    FIRST of all ENGLAND wasn’t split Ireland was

  15. jaknap1 Post author

    I only could understand 50% of what he said. Sounded like he was chewing something

  16. SomeDawidGuy Post author

    Location: the Isles
    Protagonist: Ireland
    Antagonist: UK
    Neither: Northern Ireland
    Accent: Scottish

  17. Coach Post author

    I had teachers in school that taught like this and I ended up getting some sht grades. So confused and lost about 2 minutes in.

  18. lucas 2b Post author

    As I'm not a native English speaker, I could understand 5%

  19. C Brock Bishop Post author

    This story of Ireland reminds me of Edward R Murrows comment about Vietnam, "If you're not confused by what's going on over there, you don't understand the situation…"

  20. david dalpier Post author

    Ireland soon to be a Muslim country with the help of ( eu) and vradkar

  21. shazmeister2005 Post author

    Until brexit came along and fucked everything up

  22. Gvnther Central Perk Post author

    Why would anyone assume that everyone can understand this thick-ass accent when even some native English speakers can't? What about us whose first language isn't English?

  23. H Ghost Post author

    Support Scottish independence! Support Northern Ireland's independence!

  24. JJ wang Post author

    Scotland is a country! North Ireland is also a country!

  25. GamersOnVideos Post author

    0:09 and the island of mann isn't owned by anyone, appearantly.

  26. chazzzy420 Post author

    Impossible to listen to, god i hate the scottish accent!

  27. Lenin Lives Post author

    26 + 6 = 1 Ireland, United, Gaelic, and Free!

  28. johnny8dljuneau Post author

    Very informative, thank you. But way too fast! Play at 0.75 if you actually want to retain any of the information!

  29. zobair Miah Post author

    during the plantation of ulster how many percent of settlers were English compared to lowland scots who are the overwhelming majority ? also the English settlers a lot of their surnames are originate from Lancashire were Lancastrians considered to be tough back in the 16th to 17th centuries or something also some of the surnames are Geordie surnames how many percent of land was granted to folks from county Durham ?

  30. Alan Mc Post author

    As an Irish Person watching, An American explaining my Country's History, I can tell you this , Its probably the Biggest Load of Bollox you'll ever Watch, Dirty British Bastards,, Sin e'

  31. skullcrusher M Post author

    I have been in the IRA ever since protestants more into my neighbourhood

  32. satish Ramteke Post author

    "Northern Ireland"??? Its actually British occupied Ireland.

  33. bren guiden Post author

    And then Brexit happened, haaaaaaa, The United Ireland referendum is closer now than ever. Role on the 29th oct- nice one Boris.👍

  34. 33kaus holokaust Post author

    Come on you black and tans….we will fuck you while we can…

  35. Lakhpat Singh Purohit Post author

    England coccupied ireland.. is separated by a peace wall with The Ireland… I heard is it true

  36. DrägøN KnîghT Post author


  37. Color Wings0 Post author

    It’s because the UK is like FUCK YOU, IM KEEPING IT

  38. Anil Raparthi Post author

    Twitter is trending with #BritishoccupiedIreland

  39. EIRE 32 Post author

    It didn't split by choice. Britain stole it and stole the whole island of Ireland until the men and women of 1916 rose up fought them Britain off the island. But Britain was still an empire back then so to save face and not have other people in Britain's stolen land all over the world rise up Britain held onto the North of Ireland. But the writing is on the wall for a united Ireland. ÉIRE 32

  40. Abhishek M Post author

    Go on home British soldiers! Go on home! Don't you have fucking homes of your own

  41. K T Post author

    why don't all the countries suffered by these britishers break the so called "no so great britain". Oh its already happening. Enjoy Londonistan

  42. Charles McGinley Post author

    I'm an Irish American my family hasn't been in America for more then 87 years and I'll tell you right now Britannia get the fuck out of Ireland

  43. Skegs Post author

    A lot of keyboard warriors in this comment section who’d rather live in the past and dwell on hate and violence… how sad

  44. fintan darcy Post author

    Bernard Teggart, 15, was in the care of the De La Salle Christian Brothers highly educated and dangerous religious order when he was abducted from St Patrick’s Detention Centre.Proclamation, in my eyes our children will not be all treated the same Bernard Teggart will not be treated the same as any other Irish citizen.The 1916 Proclamation refers to “cherishing all of the children of the nation equally Bernard’s body was found at the zoo in North Belfast.
    His hands and feet had been bound beaten and tortured and shot by the Sinn Fein freedom fighters.

  45. Bailiang LI Post author

    May I know what accent of English is this? Thanks

  46. Rachy Rachy Roo Post author

    If were becoming part of Ireland then it's by Irish law for us to learn irish!!

  47. free Baluchistan, free sindh,free Tibet Post author

    Free northern Ireland

  48. Ashim Maity Post author

    Many people died in protest in Ireland.pls save ireland

  49. A i Post author

    Perhaps keep the walls and build them everywhere on the planet to show how savage, stupid, base and disgusting the apeman is.

  50. Jacquie Walton Post author

    Imagine a member of the Royal Family being a filthy pervert !!! God Save The Queens
    HomeNewsUK NewsLord Mountbatten

    Lord Mountbatten's 'lust for young boys' exposed in FBI files

    The decorated war hero was under US surveillance for more than three decades

    ByTom Parry

    20:19, 18 AUG 2019UPDATED21:02, 18 AUG 2019


    Lord Louis Mountbatten was under US surveillance for more than three decades (Image: Getty Images)

    was “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys”, according to newly released FBI files.

    The decorated war hero – who was a valued mentor to great-nephew Prince Charles and was said to have counselled him on his love life – was under US surveillance for more than three decades.

    And one source described the Earl and wife Edwina as “persons of extremely low morals” – with him being “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations” because of his sexual tastes.

    The files emerged after historian Andrew Lownie used freedom of information laws while researching his new book about the couple, The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves.

    It follows years of speculation over the private life of Mountbatten, who once said he and Edwina “spent all our married lives getting into other people’s beds”.

    Lord Louis Mountbatten with his wife Edwina in 1943 (Image: Mirrorpix)

    Ron Perks, who was the Earl’s driver in Malta in 1948, breaks his silence to claim one of his favourite places was the Red House near Rabat, “an upmarket gay brothel used by naval officers”.

    And Anthony Daly, a rent boy to the rich and famous in the 1970s, claims he was told “Mountbatten had something of a fetish for uniforms — handsome young men in ­military uniforms and beautiful boys in school uniform”.

    The first FBI files on the Earl date to February 1944 – soon after he was made supreme allied commander in south-east Asia during the Second World War.

    Lord Mountbatten was a valued mentor to great-nephew Prince Charles

    After the war, he was the last viceroy of India, then chief of defence until 1965. He was killed in an IRA bomb attack in 1979.

    Homosexual acts were banned here until 1967 and it is believed many FBI memos on Mountbatten’s sexuality have been edited or destroyed.

    But one file references a 1944 interview with Elizabeth de la Poer Beresford, Baroness Decies.

    The memo says: “She states that in these circles Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife are considered persons of extremely low morals.

    “She stated Lord Louis Mountbatten was known to be a homosexual with a perversion for young boys. In Lady Decies’ opinion he is an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations because of this condition. She stated further his wife was considered equally erratic.”

    Prince Philip on the eve of his wedding with his Naval colleagues – with him is his uncle Earl Mountbatten holding a cigar

    Lord Mountbatten's 'lust for young boys'

    And in a document from May 1968, an FBI agent discusses “a number of reports pertaining to the alleged homosexuality of Anthony Eden, Earl Mountbatten and [the diplomat] Anthony Nutting”.

    Mr Lownie believes Edwina came under scrutiny in the mid-1950s because of her close friendship with Indian defence minister Krishna Menon and several men involved with the civil rights movement.

    At the same time, the FBI sent a report on Lord Mountbatten’s alleged homosexuality to the Department of Justice.

    Edwina had several liaisons with black men and in April 1957 the FBI filed a memo on allegations of an affair with singer Paul Robeson.

  51. AlexNOSAM Post author

    Wow, that's one of the best history videos in YouTube, I think. Very telling indeed

  52. Thomas Farrell Post author

    We were split because those english cunts tried to get rid of us
    But youll never beat the Irish

  53. cyril udeh Post author

    Whatttttt,,,does he thinks he made this video for computer microchips…if he were my lecturer I will gladly quit school…

  54. lauraaloves 5sos Post author

    I’m Irish this exampled way better my school Irish

  55. Sean Long Post author

    I didn't get 12 seconds in without the word "invade" being used; why is that?

  56. You Know Who Post author

    Northern Ireland should join Ireland, or Ireland join should the UK, the situation here is too awkward

  57. Dean Kirby Post author

    what a complicated mess. no wonder some issues never get resolved.

  58. Farmer Jim Post author

    Title:why did Ireland split
    My mind : cause the English are pricks

  59. Mr ExoticAnimal Post author

    When you hear 0:03 you know there’s trouble

  60. Spare email Post author

    Republicans lie when they claim Northern Ireland is a form of "occupation", if there was really "occupation" then Nationalist students would not even have the freedom of movement to attend local universities in Northern Ireland and even dominate the students' union. By using emotive terms like this Republicans want to promote their false narrative around the world and their irredentist claims. It's actually Unionist communities that are suffering with their properties, cars, Protestant churches constantly vandalised attacked by Republicans while chapels and Gaelic football clubs untouched, Unionists forced to live with divisive Irish flags, Gaelic signs and illegal IRA memorials imposed on them.

  61. lochlan's place Post author

    Most of ireland history is the brittsh being a bitch to us lol

  62. 100000 million Subscribers Post author

    I say northen Ireland is part of Ireland I’m from Belfast and I’m irish 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

  63. Fish Cereal Post author

    As someone from England I want Ireland to be one again so our people can live as neighbours in peace. 🇮🇪🇬🇧


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