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    Article in todays Sunday Times. It seems newly published documents show the Irish government had a restrictive policy towards aliens, including Nazis, after WW II.

    Oswald Mosley sought to enter Ireland after his release from imprisonment. The Irish govt. could not legally bar him from entry but it was made clear he would not be welcomed. However he did live in Ireland for a time in the 50s.

    The former dissident Nazi, Otto Strasser appealed to De Valera in 1946 to gain entry to Ireland but was refused. Likewise also the Belgian SS leader Leon Degrelle. The government also tried to discourage Breton separatists from entering Ireland

    The restrictive policy also applied to allied leaders, however. After the war Montgomery sought a meeting with the leader of the Irish army. However this was refused because it would have given rise to suspicions about a secret defence pact with the British.

    I don't have a Sunday Times subscription so no link. This seems to explode the often argued contention that the Irish goverrnment offered a welcoming home for ex Nazis after the war.

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    but what of the rat run he allowed for Nazis. And some Nazis were allowed stay here, some of their spawn are prominent names today. And was not that Lukyz guy who was involved with Haughey in importing arms not a Nzi sympathiser ?

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    yup, and my missus wont allow any more women into the relationship. De Valera reckoned he didnt need any other murderous sociopath hypocrite ruining his monopoly hegemony. Hitler did the same in his country.
    How about gender-balance in immigration into ireland ? Is it currently 40 blokes arriving for every 1 woman arriving on these shores ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parentheses View Post
    Article in todays Sunday Times. It seems newly published documents show the Irish government had a restrictive policy towards aliens, including Nazis, after WW II.

    Oswald Mosley sought to enter Ireland after his release from imprisonment. The Irish govt. could not legally bar him from entry but it was made clear he would not be welcomed. However he did live in Ireland for a time in the 50s.

    The former dissident Nazi, Otto Strasser appealed to De Valera in 1946 to gain entry to Ireland but was refused. Likewise also the Belgian SS leader Leon Degrelle. The government also tried to discourage Breton separatists from entering Ireland

    The restrictive policy also applied to allied leaders, however. After the war Montgomery sought a meeting with the leader of the Irish army. However this was refused because it would have given rise to suspicions about a secret defence pact with the British.

    I don't have a Sunday Times subscription so no link. This seems to explode the often argued contention that the Irish goverrnment offered a welcoming home for ex Nazis after the war.
    Wasn't Montgomery born in Ireland? Inishowen area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Wasn't Montgomery born in Ireland? Inishowen area?
    He was born in Kensington, London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskavo View Post
    He was born in Kensington, London.
    Kennington.
    My mistake. His family were from Moville in Donegal and he spent his early life there, but yes he was born in England.
    Family of Field Marshall Montgomery Moville Inishowen Co Donegal.
    Just found out his cousin was killed by the Cork IRA in 1920.
    Doubt he and Dev wouldve got on swimmingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Kennington.
    My mistake. His family were from Moville in Donegal and he spent his early life there, but yes he was born in England.
    Family of Field Marshall Montgomery Moville Inishowen Co Donegal.
    Just found out his cousin was killed by the Cork IRA in 1920.
    Doubt he and Dev wouldve got on swimmingly.


    Apparently Monty enjoyed the same peccadilloes as another Great Englishman with connections to the North West.

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    Quick!
    Somebody dig out how he once ordered a German beer somewhere (maybe) once.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    ireland was nazi sympathetic and has along sorry history of taking in nazis and or gettign its ira members to be trained by them

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyrebel View Post
    ireland was nazi sympathetic and has along sorry history of taking in nazis and or gettign its ira members to be trained by them
    Oh boy, can you expand on this please.

    Maybe provide a smidgeon of evidence?
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