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Douglas Hyde Elected First President of Ireland (1938)

Hyde was an Irish scholar and political leader. He was largely responsible for the revival of Irish language and literature through his founding of the Gaelic League in 1893. After teaching modern Irish for many years, Hyde became the president of Ireland, or Eire, in 1938. Using his Gaelic name, An Craoibhin Aoibhinn, he authored many works, including Literary History of Ireland and Love Songs of Connacht. A polyglot, Hyde was fluent in how many languages? More...
TheParser
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It seems unbelievable how much suffering the Irish people have endured throughout the centuries.

The potato famine, we are told, sent many Irish people to the United States, where they did very well, indeed.

So sad to see that the unpleasantness regarding Northern Ireland has not yet been settled.

Maybe if Scotland decides to leave, then more discussion can be directed toward achieving (peacefully) a unified Irish island.



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TheParser wrote:
Maybe if Scotland decides to leave, then more discussion can be directed toward achieving (peacefully) a unified Irish island.


Whilst the majority of the people on the island of Ireland would welcome a unified island, the majority of the inhabitants of the British province of Northern Ireland are strongly opposed to it. They would not consider even a peacefully unified island to be a good thing. One hopes that all the people on the island will one day be able to live peacefully together. To suggest that this should be done by unification is to ignore the wishes of over half a million people.
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