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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyc View Post
    No, we are part of an island archipelago that many refer to as the British Isles.

    The name has no significance whatsoever beyond the vaguely geographical and is not used by the Irish State.

    Good luck telling people living in Cork and Kerry that they are British. “British as Finchley” anyone?

    Just like the name Ulster then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk Back View Post
    So-called "British Isles" is not a country.

    Neither is so-called "Northern" Ireland.

    Even the real British in... duh, Britain, say the occupied 6 counties of Ireland are not a "country".

    The UK's submission to the 2007 United Nations Conference on the Standardisation of Geographical Names defines the UK as being made up of two countries (England and Scotland), one principality (Wales) and one province (Northern Ireland).

    The reality is, the occupied 6 counties are in the 9 county province of Ulster - which is obviously in Ireland.

    So Northern Ireland is recognized as being part of the UK.

    Not part of the 26 county Irish state.

    Not all of the 9 counties of Ulster are in the UK. 3 of them are in the 26 county Irish state that has the official name "Ireland".
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    Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland.......end of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post
    Just like the name Ulster then.
    In political terms yes. It’s not an administrative region.

    It has some sporting relevance: Ulster Rugby, the Ulster branch of the IRFU, Ulster finals for the GAA and I’m sure other sporting bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post
    So Northern Ireland is recognized as being part of the UK.

    Not part of the 26 county Irish state.

    Not all of the 9 counties of Ulster are in the UK. 3 of them are in the 26 county Irish state that has the official name "Ireland".
    That’s what we’ve been trying to explain to DOGgy. Perhaps you might have better luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyc View Post
    That’s what we’ve been trying to explain to DOGgy. Perhaps you might have better luck.


    Trust me, you will get nothing tangible from beachbum pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyc View Post
    That’s what we’ve been trying to explain to DOGgy. Perhaps you might have better luck.
    The current real Ulster is only the six counties of Northern Ireland.

    If you want to call the ancient irish province Ulster, be my guest, but to all extent and purpose Ulster now means Northern Ireand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death or glory View Post
    The current real Ulster is only the six counties of Northern Ireland.

    If you want to call the ancient irish province Ulster, be my guest, but to all extent and purpose Ulster now means Northern Ireand.


    Link please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by death or glory View Post
    The current real Ulster is only the six counties of Northern Ireland.

    If you want to call the ancient irish province Ulster, be my guest, but to all extent and purpose Ulster now means Northern Ireand.
    You were too afraid to settle (no pun intended) for Ulster so ye went for your own putrid recipe which is now being digested by most right thinking people and shall be spat out very soon. All because ye didn't want to share. Poetic.

    ****************************** me. Didn't even read your 1st sentence. Yiz are on the verge of being sectioned, odd bunch of bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death or glory View Post
    What a down to earth regular guy.
    How come us Ulstermen always seem to be winners.
    By Ulstermen are you including all nine counties or just the ones that used to have a protestant majority ?

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