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A new Irish Capital

  • 10-10-2019 8:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    It's in the news that in a recent poll a small majority in Northern Ireland would like a United Ireland. This may indicate that a United Ireland may come about soon. In that context where would a New Capital 'City' for the new state be best situated?
    Please don't post anything running down any place but try to make a case for the place you would suggest.

    Where would you like to see a New Irish Capital 276 votes

    Cork
    32% 89 votes
    Limerick
    4% 12 votes
    Galway
    1% 4 votes
    Derry/Londonderry
    1% 3 votes
    Stays in Dublin
    31% 86 votes
    Newry/Dundalk
    6% 18 votes
    Kilkenny
    1% 4 votes
    Armagh
    1% 5 votes
    Tara
    3% 11 votes
    Athlone
    9% 25 votes
    Somewhere Else
    6% 19 votes


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,249 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Is there something wrong with Dublin?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭ Lorelei Vast Genius


    Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. Near the border, and they are very welcoming to new people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ swarlb


    saabsaab wrote: »
    It's in the news that in a recent poll a small majority in Northern Ireland would like a United Ireland. This may indicate that a United Ireland may come about soon. In that context where would a New Capital 'City' for the new state be best situated?
    Please don't post anything running down any place but try to make a case for the place you would suggest.


    Seriously ?? There were/are people in this country(s) that are willing to kill over something a simple as a 'flag'... and you want them to decide on a 'New Capital City'....
    Let's get Brexit and Climate Change sorted first....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    Re Swarlb.

    Just putting it out there for comment I don't have the power to make the final decision. I feel that it may be as a consequence of Brexit in any case.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Realistically, we would be looking at:

    #1) New Flag
    #2) New National Anthem
    #3) New Dail setup, maybe keep devolution, who knows
    #3) Perhaps a more neutral Capital

    As part of a re-unification, at least the Germans both had Berlin as their Capital!


  • Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭ Soulsun


    Limerick for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    fritzelly wrote: »
    Is there something wrong with Dublin?


    As a Capital city for a UI I feel that both sides in Belfast won't like to take 'orders' from Dublin and vice versa.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Realistically, we would be looking at:

    #1) New Flag
    #2) New National Anthem
    #3) New Dail setup, maybe keep devolution, who knows
    #3) Perhaps a more neutral Capital

    As part of a re-unification, at least the Germans both had Berlin as their Capital!
    I'd say you're right re the above. Historically Kilkenny was the Capital for a short time. Nobody for Cork? Galway?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,751 ✭✭✭ touts


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Realistically, we would be looking at:

    #1) New Flag
    #2) New National Anthem
    #3) New Dail setup, maybe keep devolution, who knows
    #3) Perhaps a more neutral Capital

    As part of a re-unification, at least the Germans both had Berlin as their Capital!

    Well if you are going to talk about reality then realistically when the bill for a United Ireland gets presented to the people in the republic they will never vote for it. And realistically when the details of the public services in the republic get presented to the people of the North they will never vote for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    touts wrote: »
    Well if you are going to talk about reality then realistically when the bill for a United Ireland gets presented to the people in the republic they will never vote for it. And realistically when the details of the public services in the republic get presented to the people of the North they will never vote for it.


    You may be wrong, you may be right but let's say it comes to pass Where would your choice be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,335 ✭✭✭ tigger123


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Realistically, we would be looking at:

    #1) New Flag
    #2) New National Anthem
    #3) New Dail setup, maybe keep devolution, who knows
    #3) Perhaps a more neutral Capital

    As part of a re-unification, at least the Germans both had Berlin as their Capital!

    I'd definitely be on for a new flag. Current tricolour is sh*te looking. Much preferred the green flag with a gold harp, at least aesthetically.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,422 ✭✭✭ ToddyDoody


    Tipp Town.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,250 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    How about Westminster?





    *runs away*

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    How about Westminster?





    *runs away*


    I expected some odd suggestions but i didn't see that one coming


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,673 ✭✭✭ jam_mac_jam


    Cork why the hell not. Maybe they will stop whining then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    Cork why the hell not. Maybe they will stop whining then.


    Good suggestion but don't diss the rebels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ swarlb


    saabsaab wrote: »
    As a Capital city for a UI I feel that both sides in Belfast won't like to take 'orders' from Dublin and vice versa.

    There's the rub... 'take orders'

    The UK is tearing itself apart because they were under some illusion that 'Europe' had somehow invaded them, and they were now under it's control.
    Why, do you think they'd be happy (up there) to 'take orders' from Cork, or Tralee, or Enniscorthy... or anywhere for that matter.
    Maybe the Capital should be Derry.... or should that be Londonderry ??
    Brexit has dragged on for years at this rate, and it's still not over. Trying to unify Ireland would take decades...
    A few things to consider..
    The Irish Language....would it suddenly become compulsory for the millions of school children up there...??
    The millions who DONT want to be part of 'The Republic'.... do we force them simply because 51% voted to join up.
    I find the prospect terrifying in the extreme...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ swarlb


    tigger123 wrote: »
    I'd definitely be on for a new flag. Current tricolour is sh*te looking. Much preferred the green flag with a gold harp, at least aesthetically.

    You do know what the tricolour stand for... don't you ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭ moonage


    Londonderry.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,981 Naggdefy


    swarlb wrote: »
    Let's get Brexit and Climate Change sorted first....

    Let's get climate change sorted. I love the way you post that as if it's just something on a list to tick off. 3 and a half years on and Brexit isn't near sorted, and Climate change is an infinitely bigger more complex problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭ alias no.9


    Inquitus wrote: »
    As part of a re-unification, at least the Germans both had Berlin as their Capital!

    They did? What about Bonn?


  • Registered Users Posts: 65,236 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal


    If this is about decentralization then feck the capital, put the treasury down in Kerry, the state dept over in Swords, have the the Dail skype in to a webserver that is hosted in Doonbeg, and move all the courts to Carlow


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    At 51% it won't be millions against reunification about 900,000 at last census. Anyway that figure will drop in time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ swarlb


    Naggdefy wrote: »
    Let's get climate change sorted. I love the way you post that as if it's just something on a list to tick off. 3 and a half years on and Brexit isn't near sorted, and Climate change is an infinitely bigger more complex problem.

    It's called being sarcastic.... Sorting Climate change would be infinitely easier, and probably less life threatening than trying to unify Ireland.
    You must be very young...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,274 ✭✭✭ atilladehun


    Make a new federal state, they can have their own capital. The bi state government can alternate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,829 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Nobber.

    Halfway(ish) between Dublin and Belfast.

    Also, and more pertinently, t'would be funny.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,205 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms


    Cork why the hell not. Maybe they will stop whining then.

    Jesus, good luck with that, they could win seven all Ireland’s in a row in both football and hurling, become the capital city, have a space port there (given the number of cadets) and you’d still have them moaning say next Thursday if it rains in Cork and there is sunshine in Dublin...

    At the end of the day it would cost millions if not billions to relocate governments, infrastructure and so on and Dublin as well as being better strategically located on the eastern coast has a greater population which to mine for well, everything.......

    So no change....


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