More Irish enlisting in British army even as losses in Afghanistan grow

May 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Independent.ie

AS a child growing up in Tipperary's Golden Vale, Felix O'Mahony fought in wars and conquered the enemy.

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Amazing what a recession does?

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So will the British Army pay for the badly wounded for the rest of their lives?

Or will the Irish taxpayer be expected to foot the bill?

“WE never came from Africa!”

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So will the British Army pay for the badly wounded for the rest of their lives?
Or will the Irish taxpayer be expected to foot the bill?
enlist and find out! Why don't the paddies want to be in their own Toy Soldier Guinness and Shamrock Leprechaun Army?
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Dubbadub wrote:
So will the British Army pay for the badly wounded for the rest of their lives?
Or will the Irish taxpayer be expected to foot the bill?
Does the Irish taxpayer pay the bill for the wounded British soldiers injured by its citizens in terrorist attacks?

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<quoted text>enlist and find out! Why don't the paddies want to be in their own Toy Soldier Guinness and Shamrock Leprechaun Army?
They do, its the ones who were rejected from the Irish Defence Forces that go to the British Army. Read the article.....

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allymac wrote:
<quoted text>Does the Irish taxpayer pay the bill for the wounded British soldiers injured by its citizens in terrorist attacks?
Why should we pay for a war that happened in Northern Ireland?

No British soldiers were ''injured'' by Irish citizens in the 26 counties since they were evacuated after the Irish War of Independence.....
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Why should we pay for a war that happened in Northern Ireland?
No British soldiers were ''injured'' by Irish citizens in the 26 counties since they were evacuated after the Irish War of Independence.....
Exactly. The IRA, PIRA, etc were criminals & terrorists and nothing to do with soldiering.

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<quoted text>Exactly. The IRA, PIRA, etc were criminals & terrorists and nothing to do with soldiering.
The IRA of what period?

The IRA of the Irish War of Independence period (1919-1921) did use guerilla tactics sure Michael Collins is credited with inventing modern guerilla warfare. They also fought toe to toe with the British in the rural countryside.....

Its a fact however that the PIRA were not defeated and couldn't be defeated. Hence why Sinn Fein is jointly running Northern Ireland now.
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Dubbadub wrote:
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Why should we pay for a war that happened in Northern Ireland?
No British soldiers were ''injured'' by Irish citizens in the 26 counties since they were evacuated after the Irish War of Independence.....
Many nationalists and republicans in NI hold Irish passports.

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Nullbit wrote:
One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
Exactly.

Imagine these Brits if they had foreign troops on their streets treating them like sub-humans. They are a pack of hypocrites.

They won't be back.....
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Nullbit wrote:
One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
Yes, but if there is ever to be a united Ireland the terrorism will have to end.

Adams, McGuinness and co had the entirely wrong approach to the problem. They had the high ground and vacuously gave it up for the low. Now they are have finally realised that what can be started cannot be so easily ended. McGuinness is lucky he isn't a victim of the "IRA" himself.
http://digitaljournal.com/article/270860
No one is safe (nor our children) from fanatics and extremists.
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Fingers crossed they come home in the only uniform fit for the likes of them,
BODYBAGS.
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Dubbadub wrote:
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The IRA of what period?
The IRA of the Irish War of Independence period (1919-1921) did use guerilla tactics sure Michael Collins is credited with inventing modern guerilla warfare. They also fought toe to toe with the British in the rural countryside.....
Its a fact however that the PIRA were not defeated and couldn't be defeated. Hence why Sinn Fein is jointly running Northern Ireland now.
You have your view and I have mine. The modern IRA will always be senseless and violent killers to me.
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Dubbadub wrote:
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Why should we pay for a war that happened in Northern Ireland?
No British soldiers were ''injured'' by Irish citizens in the 26 counties since they were evacuated after the Irish War of Independence.....
Robert Nairac.

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allymac wrote:
<quoted text>Many nationalists and republicans in NI hold Irish passports.
Did the ones born in Northern Ireland hold Irish passports pre 1998?

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<quoted text>You have your view and I have mine. The modern IRA will always be senseless and violent killers to me.
See thats what I don't get about the British they throw words around like ''senseless''''criminal''''vio lent'' etc.

And the British Army hasn't been no?

Senseless? Bloody Sunday, Ballymurphy, Springhill ring a bell?

Criminal? British Army collusion with Loyalist terrorists ring a bell?

Violent? Haha this is the funniest one. I think we could say the British Army has been violent too ha......

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<quoted text>Robert Nairac.
Oh that one, who is heavily linked to the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings were 33 civilians were killed including babies. Along with the Miami Showband Massacre. He was heavily linked to collusion with Loyalist terrorists, former members of the British forces have said this themselves.....

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One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
one country's leprechaun soldier is another's plastic paddy army.
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Rather than maintaining the ignorant hillbilly feud we need to concentrate on economic convergence and integration.

My family came here from Eire many years ago and have been made very welcome by the British. We have had a good life and good friends and a far better education than Eire could ever have given us.

Maybe Scotland will be 'independent' in 2015 but that will only be a matter of degree. We (our generation) will all be judged by how we manage the future not how hotly we pursue historical legacies or differences of the past.

That's how our children should (and probably will) judge us.

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EdSed wrote:
Rather than maintaining the ignorant hillbilly feud we need to concentrate on economic convergence and integration.
My family came here from Eire many years ago and have been made very welcome by the British. We have had a good life and good friends and a far better education than Eire could ever have given us.
Maybe Scotland will be 'independent' in 2015 but that will only be a matter of degree. We (our generation) will all be judged by how we manage the future not how hotly we pursue historical legacies or differences of the past.
That's how our children should (and probably will) judge us.
Fair point. I'm in my 20's though. I have nothing against the British in general but the ignorant bigotted section of their society (every country has one) is vile....

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