I never knew there was an ongoing border dispute until yesterday! But it seems there is, maybe The Troubles aren't over just yet.....Well, it seems that when we gave up our territorial claim on the North that the British didn't reciprocate by giving up their territorial claims to all of Lough Foyle and all of Carlingford Lough. To this day the British lay claim to every inch (cubic bubble or whatever the water term is) of Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough right upto the shorelines of counties Donegal and Louth. Now I don't expect Royal Marines are planning to form beacheads in Moville and Carlingford any time soon but Brits being Brits you never really can tell.
In 2009 the British Foreign Office said "The UK position is that the whole of Lough Foyle is within the UK. We recognise that the Irish Government does not accept this position."
So, just how fair was it that we gave up our claim on the North yet the British, god bless their little imperialist souls, never gave up their claim to our territorial waters? What about a quid pro quo?
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