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Born in 1921 after a difficult pregnancy, the Republic of Ireland quickly became popular around the world. Famous for her literature, music, gastronomy and friendly nature, she was especially well regarded in the United States of America, New Zealand, Australia and Canada where her unofficial birthday of March 17th was celebrated with gusto.

 

She was a fine sporting competititor as well as a participant in the field of culture, and her output in sports and the arts belied her resources and standing in the world.

 

Her early and middle years were marked by an uneasy, some would say, abusive relationship with her church. It was a testament to her strength of spirit and courage that she was able to assert her own rights and beliefs whilst maintaining a close relationship with the church that had harmed her.

 

Relations with her half sister, Ulster, were more troubled. Regular bickering had almost escalated into full scale violence on a number of occasions, as both sisters dragged old indiscretions and arguments to the fore in a manner which gave friends and family great cause for pain. Thankfully, towards the end of her life, relations between the half sisters, who shared a common mother, were better than they had been for longer than anyone could remember.

 

In 1973, she married infamous bigamist, European Union. At first the union was very fruitful, especially for Ireland, and she blossomed, becoming one of the most successful wives in the household. However, following the taking of a dozen new wives by European Union in the early part of the century, Ireland found that she was no longer the youngest, prettiest wife and the relationship started to suffer. In 2008 it appeared that the relationship had broken down, however Ireland reconsidered divorce, admittedly under pressure from her husband, in 2009.

 

Her last days were marred by financial problems of the sort which sadly also marked the demise of fellow wife Hellas. She died in her sleep last night, just shy of her 80th birthday. She is survived by 4.4 million children, and will be missed greatly by countless millions more around the globe.

 

The funeral will be a private affair. Please, no flowers.

 

 

Borrowed from The Snowolf with thanks.

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What I remember most being taught in school about irleand, was the great ?Great Famine? between 1845 and 1852, many people were emigrating and also the famine because of the lack of potatoes etc.

 

I remember JETHRO (comedian) saying that it was not the lack of potatoes they died of, but they had forgotten where they buried them? :oops:

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I heard on the radio today that the Irish government have put off calling the dates for numerous by-elections; which will probably see them thrown out of office.

 

Now it would appear that they have cynically waited to get this deal through before calling the by elections so that it cannot be defeated in the parliament....

 

Who would believe such a thing of any politician!

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What I remember most being taught in school about irleand, was the great ?Great Famine? between 1845 and 1852, many people were emigrating and also the famine because of the lack of potatoes etc.

 

I remember JETHRO (comedian) saying that it was not the lack of potatoes they died of, but they had forgotten where they buried them? :oops:

 

They also had first pick between Oil & Spuds and picked spuds.

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What I remember most being taught in school about irleand, was the great ?Great Famine? between 1845 and 1852, many people were emigrating and also the famine because of the lack of potatoes etc.

 

I remember JETHRO (comedian) saying that it was not the lack of potatoes they died of, but they had forgotten where they buried them? :oops:

 

Abit more to it than that methinks

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Well, the way it's coming across from the TV economists, is that the EU and UK need to bail out the Irish Banks cos their Banks have too much invested to see an Irish Bank collapse. Seems toxic debt is swilling around the global system, being passed about like a hot potatoe. The conventional response to the situation is for Nations to inflate their way out of the problem by printing more money; problem is, Euro Countries can't do this due to a shared currency. SO, perhaps a two tier Euro zone, as the sick Nations try to save themselves by printing money. In any event, we're witnessing the results of casino capitalism, and the only folk who ultimately pick up the tab are the Plebs. :twisted:

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What I remember most being taught in school about irleand, was the great ?Great Famine? between 1845 and 1852, many people were emigrating and also the famine because of the lack of potatoes etc.

 

I remember JETHRO (comedian) saying that it was not the lack of potatoes they died of, but they had forgotten where they buried them? :oops:

 

Abit more to it than that methinks

 

Go on then, enlighten us.

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