Rejoin the "union"?? We are already part of THE union, the European union. The only union that should matter in this part of the world in this day and age.
Who in the name of Christ do you think you are to have the audacity to bring the validity of our Republic into question? What very short memories some people have. People who were more than happy to call themselves members of the Irish republic during the height of the boom are now more than happy to turn their back on it in search of the BMW or the three holidays a year.
Were mistakes made? YES
Are we the people as much at fault as our leaders were? Damn f**king right we are!
Are we completely screwed? NO and we are a very long way from it.
One look at middle eastern countries like Syria, Libya is proof of that. Hell even a look at countries a lot closer to home like Greece and the rioting and violence on the streets of Madrid and London are even better proof that while things are undoubtedly tough here we are still damn f**king lucky.
I am sick to f**king death of people giving out and complaining about the situation here and choosing to continuously forget that this is a worldwide recession. We are not the only ones suffering. Even your precious "Union" isn't doing so good.
We have the situation in the north here which is both unique and tragic in equal measures. Thousands of lives have been lost on both sides. I have no problem with either side but for you to suggest we should rejoin the UK is both short sighted, insensitive and quite honestly just down right disrespectful on so many levels. This is not a mickey waving contest of who or which side is better.
The fact of the matter is history like the one between ourselves and Britain is complex and complicated and cant simply be forgotten about with a few Irish words from the queen. Ireland and Britain have a brilliant relationship now and long may it continue. But the only way for that relationship to continue to flourish and develop is as two independent nations working together with the rest of Europe for a greater European Union.
You or anyone else who suggests that the Republic should become part of the UK again is as narrow minded and as stuck in the past as someone who spends their whole time dreaming of a united Ireland. LET IT GO. The republic will never become part of the UK. We have relative peace on this Island and that is enough for now.
The EU should be the focus of all our attentions, not worrying about a smaller Union within that Union or weather the North should become part of the Republic. Whatever happens in the future will happen and as long as it is done peacefully and with the peoples will is all that really matters.
P.s. It is quite ironic you calling someone else a troll when you go of spouting something like "we should rejoin the union"! Grow the hell up and get your head out of the past.