As you know, IRA/Sinn Fein want to see Northern Ireland absorbed into the Irish Republic. They believe this would be in our best economic and political interests. So, how is the Republic doing?
The tumultuous after-effects of the Celtic Tiger’s demise are graphically highlighted with new figures which show that people are fleeing the Republic of Ireland in record numbers while the number of people moving to the country has also increased.
While many of those who are returning are Irish people who have worked abroad in countries such as Australia, where one-year visas are common, Europeans are also continuing to move to the Republic despite the economy’s collapse. (Mmm..WHICH Europeans? I don’t hear too much French or German being spoken on Dublin’s streets but plenty of Eastern European tongues)
Moving in the other direction is a growing stream of Irish people in search of a new life. That will create new social and political problems for a government that has, until now, been content to preside over the departure of foreigners in the hope that unemployment will fall. The figures from the CSO showed that more than 3,000 Irish people leave the country each month — the highest figure since the 19th Century
So, let’s all swim towards the sinking ship – Provonomics in 2011.