Are people from the Republic of Ireland Irish or British?

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Please help lol
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Irish, because Ireland isn't part of Great Britain
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Ok thanks. What are the people of Northern Ireland then
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Irish, because Ireland isn't part of Great Britain
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Irish or European. not British.
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Ok thanks. What are the people of Northern Ireland then
They are Northern Irish. Northern Ireland isn't part of Britain but is part of the UK, though.
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People in NI have the right to identify as Irish or British.
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They are Northern Irish. Northern Ireland isn't part of Britain but is part of the UK, though.
Although many are adamant that they are either British or Irish depending on which side of the divide they fall on.

Suggesting otherwise may provoke a violent response.
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Although many are adamant that they are either British or Irish depending on which side of the divide they fall on.

Suggesting otherwise may provoke a violent response.
It's up to them to call themselves what they want. But Northern Ireland isn't part of Britain no matter how people respond!
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They're Irish at heart.


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Irish, because Ireland isn't part of Great Britain
these are two different countries
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these are two different countries
Which two countries are you referring to here?
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these are two different countries
Great Britain is an island, not a country. In fact, Great Britain hasn't been a sovereign state since 1801.
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People in NI have the right to identify as Irish or British.
That really, prob best to let people make their own minds up.
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That really, prob best to let people make their own minds up.
It is a key part of the GFA: people born in the counties can identify as Irish, British, both and can consequently hold citizenship of either or both.
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It is a key part of the GFA: people born in the counties can identify as Irish, British, both and can consequently hold citizenship of either or both.
Fair, not really my thing, but I'm Scottish, so reserve the right to identify as Scottish or British, whichever suits me best at the time, but i'll kick up fk over anyone trying to tell me which I am.
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Southern Ireland is called the republic of Ireland, it is a sovereign state.so, therefore, it is a country of its own. Norhern Ireland is a part of British.
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Ok thanks. What are the people of Northern Ireland then
British, because NI's part of the UK.
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Please help lol
this is a complex political issue where people where both sides of the border there are multiple opinions. There was a an on-going war/terrorist plot about till 1998 known as the troubles fighting about this issue.

At current status:
-Northern Ireland: people can be either or both
-Republic of Ireland: Irish (im not sure if they can also identify as British, but i don't think they can)

Generally Republic of Ireland / the southern area is Irish
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Is this really the state of the British education system?... Christ.
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Some people from ni would say they are Irish and some would say British or Northern Irish. Which are they??
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