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#Commonwealth

# commonwealth - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM 29,853 Views 92 Comments

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

# commonwealth - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

Mar 31st 2019, 10:15 AM 109,620 Views 173 Comments

There’s been some talk about it.

# commonwealth - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?
# National Question
# National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

Mar 30th 2019, 9:01 PM 51,753 Views 117 Comments

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

# commonwealth - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification

Mar 26th 2019, 1:53 PM 17,117 Views 99 Comments

Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# commonwealth - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'

Mar 24th 2019, 6:37 PM 42,877 Views 72 Comments

His comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# commonwealth - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism

Sep 4th 2018, 11:48 AM 33,655 Views 117 Comments

Pearse Doherty said he couldn’t see the day when the union flag would fly overhead, but said all views must be accomodated.

# commonwealth - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 80,984 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# commonwealth - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth
# Boris In Banjul
# Boris In Banjul

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth

Feb 15th 2017, 4:14 PM 14,374 Views 29 Comments

The UK foreign secretary refused to answer questions on his views of colonialism.

# commonwealth - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?

Jun 21st 2016, 7:07 PM 2,331 Views 206 Comments

Senator Frank Feighan says rejoining the Commonwealth will promote Ireland’s values to a global audience.

# commonwealth - Monday 25 May, 2015

Irish residents in the UK will get to vote in Britain's referendum on Europe
# Eligible
# Eligible

Irish residents in the UK will get to vote in Britain's referendum on Europe

May 25th 2015, 9:13 AM 12,983 Views 87 Comments

Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote.

# commonwealth - Monday 23 March, 2015

The Queen is set to lose this Barbadian paradise from her vast realm
# Run This Town
# Run This Town

The Queen is set to lose this Barbadian paradise from her vast realm

Mar 23rd 2015, 4:30 PM 26,434 Views 60 Comments

The PM of Barbados says leaders ‘should only be able to stay as long as you want them to stay’

# commonwealth - Thursday 24 July, 2014

John Barrowman's gay kiss at Commonwealth Games illegal in 42 Commonwealth countries
# Glasgow Kiss
From The Daily Edge
# Glasgow Kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at Commonwealth Games illegal in 42 Commonwealth countries

Jul 24th 2014, 9:27 AM 4,720 Views 1 Comment

John Barrowman laid a smacked on another performer at the opening ceremony.

# commonwealth - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth
# Come On In
# Come On In

This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth

Apr 23rd 2014, 11:19 AM 20,267 Views 195 Comments

Michael Fabricant said the State visits in Ireland and England show that times have moved on and this could be the next step.

# commonwealth - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Jul 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 917 Views 45 Comments

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

# commonwealth - Monday 11 March, 2013

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth

Mar 11th 2013, 5:32 PM 29,521 Views 146 Comments

The Taoiseach described his visit to London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron as “a symbolic and important day”.

# commonwealth - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

Nov 7th 2012, 6:27 PM 13,162 Views 29 Comments

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

# commonwealth - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Feb 7th 2012, 7:51 PM 6,590 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader

Feb 7th 2012, 11:21 AM 7,527 Views 77 Comments

Tom Elliott says the Queen’s visit last year forged a new relationship – and joining the Commonwealth would honour her jubilee.

# commonwealth - Friday 28 October, 2011

"Outdated" succession law set to be changed
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

"Outdated" succession law set to be changed

Oct 28th 2011, 1:19 PM 651 Views 19 Comments

A change in succession laws in Commonwealth countries means male heirs no longer can take the throne ahead of their older sisters.

# commonwealth - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Poll: Should the Republic join the Commonwealth in exchange for a united Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Republic join the Commonwealth in exchange for a united Ireland?

Oct 12th 2011, 9:47 AM 9,468 Views 129 Comments

The idea was floated by presidential candidate Gay Mitchell last night, what do you think?

# commonwealth - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate

Oct 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 2,592 Views 54 Comments

McGuinness criticised the Fine Gael candidate over his suggestion that we could rejoin the British Commonwealth for Irish unity.

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland

Oct 11th 2011, 6:49 PM 2,910 Views 96 Comments

Gay Mitchell says he would be positively “disposed” about joining the Commonwealth if it was needed to secure Irish unity.