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Why was there partition in Ireland?
Most northern unionists wanted the territory of the Ulster government to be reduced to six counties, so that it would have a larger Protestant unionist majority. In what became Northern Ireland, the process of partition was accompanied by violence, both “in defence or opposition to the new settlement”.
What does Erin Go Bragh mean in Ireland?
Definition of Erin go bragh : Ireland forever.
Why is Ireland Green?
Why is Ireland so Green? A combination of the Mexican Gulf Stream and a large annual rainfall help to make Irish soil fertile and the resultant vegetation is what the Irish landscape is known for. The lack of much forest cover and the large number of farms adds to this visual effect.
Why are some people against redrawing the Irish border?
Nationalists in areas that are predominantly unionist would naturally be against redrawing the border, fearing future discrimination as a result of being part of a significantly reduced minority. People who support a thirty-two-county united Ireland would oppose repartition.
What happened to the Irish land border after 1998?
After 1998, security installations were removed and the land border on the island of Ireland became invisible, with cross-border co-operation and the all-island economy functioning mainly based on shared EU rules.
What is the special protocol for Ireland and Northern Ireland?
The UK and the EU agreed a special ‘protocol’ for Ireland and Northern Ireland in their 2019 withdrawal agreement. The protocol ensured that no customs or regulatory land border would be introduced on the island of Ireland, even if the UK and the EU were unable to agree on a trade deal by the end of 2020.
Will there be a hard border between Ireland and the UK?
The movement of people is governed by the Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland, which predates the EU. Both sides are determined that the Common Travel Area will remain in place, but that in itself doesn’t resolve the challenge of a hard border re-emerging.