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Thread: Britain owns all our lighthouses!!

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    Default Britain owns all our lighthouses!!

    I never knew this was the case. Britain owns and subsidises all Irish lighthouses, and pays several thousand pounds in tax to the Revenue Commissioners. Apparently some British Lord has been getting uppity about the situation, demanding it stops. But why is it so?

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    The CIL is one of a very few organisations that survived partition on an all-island basis. So did the RNLI.
    (Guys, when I type in capitals it isn't shouting. I have technical problems which makes using italics difficult. Please don't take offence if you see capitals used!)

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    Let 'em pay! They've occupied this country for centuries - this goes a tiny way towards compensating Ireland for that occupation and all the horrifying consequences that flowed from that occupation.
    'It would actually give me the greatest of pleasure watching non-compliant taxpayers going to jail. That's the kind of person I am.' Bertie Ahern, 1993.

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    No. I want us to own our light houses and our security forces and I don't want my old ma-in-law in Wexford to have to pay ground rent to some fecker in the UK who has never been there.
    We need a Unilateral declaration of Self-Illumination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDevsSon
    The CIL is one of a very few organisations that survived partition on an all-island basis. So did the RNLI.
    Interesting that it still is so, maybe it's something I ought to have known. Are the lighthouses thus British territory, in the manner of the Embassy, or is it Irish territory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger
    Quote Originally Posted by NotDevsSon
    The CIL is one of a very few organisations that survived partition on an all-island basis. So did the RNLI.
    Interesting that it still is so, maybe it's something I ought to have known. Are the lighthouses thus British territory, in the manner of the Embassy, or is it Irish territory?
    My dad used take me to visit the West Cork Lifeboat, and I always
    wondered why it was called the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

    Isn't there a "Prince of Wales" Hotel in the Midlands somewhere?

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    Truly absurd situation.
    We should of course own those lighthouses and a resolution should be found as soon as possible.

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    All your lighthouse are belong to us.
    Never let the best be the enemy of the good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkadder
    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger
    Quote Originally Posted by NotDevsSon
    The CIL is one of a very few organisations that survived partition on an all-island basis. So did the RNLI.
    Interesting that it still is so, maybe it's something I ought to have known. Are the lighthouses thus British territory, in the manner of the Embassy, or is it Irish territory?
    My dad used take me to visit the West Cork Lifeboat, and I always
    wondered why it was called the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

    Isn't there a "Prince of Wales" Hotel in the Midlands somewhere?
    Athlone.

    Let the Brits pay for our lighthouses. It's not like they can take them away if the get p*ssed off with the situation. If they do stop paying for them I'm sure we can afford to fund them ourselves. In the meantime we should take them for as much money as we can.
    'It would actually give me the greatest of pleasure watching non-compliant taxpayers going to jail. That's the kind of person I am.' Bertie Ahern, 1993.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger
    Quote Originally Posted by NotDevsSon
    The CIL is one of a very few organisations that survived partition on an all-island basis. So did the RNLI.
    Interesting that it still is so, maybe it's something I ought to have known. Are the lighthouses thus British territory, in the manner of the Embassy, or is it Irish territory?
    They're Irish territory obviously.
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