This idea that once you cross the border you enter into a no-go area populated only by gun-toting Provos (and no doubt leprechauns!) is naive. In the South we have a large police force (called the "Garda Siochana" or the "Guards") and we have more police per capita than most European countries, including the mainland UK. We also have quite an efficient (albeit quite small) army, who provide a strong presence along the border. Dont forget the only perpetrators of the Omagh bombing brought to justice were tried in the Irish Court, since British Anti-Terrorist legislation is far too soft. In light of this I think comments like:The fact that Ryan air is also a Southern Irish based airline would also not good from a personal security point of view to use army ID.
is unnecessary, as well as somewhat offensive.The Sy arguments are sound and sensible. I wouldn't use my ID on Rebel Airways.
YeoWanker, I dont know what a paddygobnutse is but I am fully aware of the meaning of the term racist. No doubt you are too- it quite accurately describes you.I agree with all those who say that the paddygobnutse has it in for anything British