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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    ...when I first arrived in Ireland in 1995 that we would ever hear an Irish president addressing the British Parliament?
     
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    And it only took 98 years for it to happen. :laugh:

    At least the Irish electorate isn't demanding reparations for the farms and businesses destroyed by the English in the 300 years prior to independence. But maybe they oughta ...

    Just a thought. I mean, if the great-great-great-great-great-great ad infinitum grandchildren of slaves can claim damages from the U.S. government ... ?

    OK, bad idea. N/M
     
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    Ireland did not have a president till 1937. It is a mostly symbolic office and a Taoiseach (prime minister) addressed Parliament in 2007.

    It took a war for independence, a civil war, and years of troubles before the republic was finally established in 1949.

    I don't think the Irish want to open that can of worms. The British would then bill them for the damage to Dublin in 1916 and following :).
     
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