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Thread: Tyrone, Armagh & Down are not Irish says Fine Gael

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    Default Tyrone, Armagh & Down are not Irish says Fine Gael

    So says Brian Hayes, he's complaining about €60 million worth of school building contracts going to companies in the north.

    These companies in Tyrone, Armagh and Down "can drive down costs and compete unfairly with Irish companies."

    IE companies in Tyrone, Armagh and Down are not Irish, which means that Tyrone, Armagh and Down aren't Irish either.

    “Every euro spent within Ireland is an investment in job creation. So it’s very disappointing that €60.5m worth of school building contracts have been awarded to companies located outside the State since 2008," he said.

    All of the companies located "outside the State" are in the six counties, so this money is actually being spent "within Ireland", Mr Hayes!

    Seriously they should drop this United Ireland Party charade.

    Fine Gael complain about contracts going North - InsideIreland.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeyjoejoe View Post
    All of the companies located "outside the State" are in the six counties, so this money is actually being spent "within Ireland", Mr Hayes!
    Ireland the island vs the Republic of Ireland.

    All the major parties agree that the six counties are not part of the ROI ....

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    There's no such country as the ROI, the name of the state is Ireland.

    Idiotic comment from Hayes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    There's no such country as the ROI, the name of the state is Ireland.
    If there is no such Country as the ROI then why does your Government use the term ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    There's no such country as the ROI, the name of the state is Ireland.

    Idiotic comment from Hayes.
    You'd better stop referring to Britain as well then and start using it's formal name: the UK. France as well for that matter. Germany too... etc etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    The Republic of Ireland is a descriptive term for the state. The name according to the constitution though, is Ireland.

    In this case, it actually gives Hayes a technical get out clause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    The Republic of Ireland is a descriptive term for the state. The name according to the constitution though, is Ireland.

    In this case, it actually gives Hayes a technical get out clause.
    He doesn't need a get-out clause though - does he ?

    After all The GFA clarified that none of the six counties are part of the state of Ireland, a.k.a. the ROI.

    This is a potential banana skin for SF as the only cross border party - When their Northern Politicians push for jobs in NI now they are competing with the ROI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    The Republic of Ireland is a descriptive term for the state. The name according to the constitution though, is Ireland.

    In this case, it actually gives Hayes a technical get out clause.
    Right, but since that state doesn't include Northern Ireland, it would have been a bit pointless to write a comparison between 'Ireland and Ireland', when in one instance he meant the 32 county island, and in the other the 26 county state...

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    What a mean spirited, ill-thought out comment from Hayes.
    “As well might you leave the fairies to plough your land or the idle winds to sow it, as sit down and wait for freedom.” - Thomas Davis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amach na Casca View Post
    What a mean spirited, ill-thought out comment from Hayes.
    Why ?

    1,250 jobs have gone outside of your state.

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