Cause the IRA of the 1920s was a very different organisation to the PIRA. The IRA divided in 1921/22 which caused a Civil War and the vast majority became the National Army and subsequently the Irish Defence Forces.
Just before they separated they attempted an offensive on the North under Collins, hence my point of pushing for United Ireland and theres been plenty of evidence of support from within the Republic for the PIRA
You'd think it was f#cking yesterday, it was 90 years ago!!!
And in another ninety years the bulk of the people buried there will still be murdering terrorists.
"Extremely dim" why? There were some extremely well educationed people involved
Yes but very few of them ever put themselves in harms way until they turned on each other.
"fairy tales of a united Ireland" what are you on about? The War of Independence was for an independant Ireland (if it was united or not only became an issue in 1922! when Lloyd George said 6 counties in Ulster were not to be given dominaion status)!
So why did it take the Republic so long to renounce its claims to Ulster?
"Magical Irish culture ..... BNP" - what the f#ck! culture like singing, dancing, story telling, sports etc being compared to the BNP!
Wasn't slating the Irish culture as such more this idea that the Irish are some pure set aside race with one all inclusive culture, when they are every bit as mongrel as the British with Vikings, Normans, English and Scots settling nearly the entire island for a thousand years.
You should amend that IRA to PIRA/OIRA because it is a very different organisation to the IRA!
How do you know the North doesn't want it? There was supposed to be a vote and a boundary commission after the 1922 Treaty... guess what.... never happened!
Well haven't been two referendums in which the Northern Irish population has voted to stay in the Union, if the Nationalists have chosen to boycott then thats their problem, also hasn't the UK government stated several times that we'd pull out of Ulster should the majority what to join the South?
Why do to think they arrested people very quickly over the murder of a member of the PSNI? And found arms?
Ah well thats all right then we can forget the Omagh Bombing and those two soldiers and the other PSNI officer who were murdered by the RIRA/CIRA because Gerry's seen fit to hand over a couple of lads and a few rifles well better late than never I suppose.