How long would Ireland last in an invasion?

If the Isle Of Man decided to invade we would by ok.Ireland is in no way configured to resist and invasion but there is no doubt that the UK would consider such an invasion as equivalent to declaring war on

What would happen if Chechnya declared war on Ireland?

What would happen if Chechnya declared war on Ireland?Absolutely nothing. Chechnya's just a region of Russia, not a country. A region of one country

What UFO sightings have never been explained?

One incident is the Thomas Mantell incident which happened to a US military pilot, I think around the late 1940s or 1950s. Supposedly he saw a large Ufo and tried to get closer to it but then crashed mysteriously.Mantell UFO incident - Wikipedia

What do people get wrong about Irish people?

Probably what most will say: drunkenness is not as common as people think. It as actually relatively uncommon. In fact, the legal drinking age in Ireland is 18, making it one of the oldest legal drinking ages in Europe, as many others are 14 and

Has anyone been hearing that in Ireland, their aviation had reports by their pilots of a UFO? Why is this not being talked about?

It is being talked about. It's on freaking CNN. Pilots see 'very fast' UFO above Ireland They were commercial pilots who saw weird lights, which didn't show up on radar and no one knows exactly what they were. Although meteors coming in on a flat trajectory is the

Do Irish people celebrate Halloween in Ireland and do they wear costumes to school on Halloween?

Yes we do celebrate Halloween in Ireland and we do wear costumes to school on Halloween (well usually the week before Halloween as we have a week off at the end of October/start of November every year for mid term break).Halloween actually originates from the Celts and the ancient Celtic festival Samhain (pronounced sow-in) means 'end of summer' in

What are the most disturbing facts about Ireland that most people do not know?

We have a secret weapon which we are using to take over the world. Most people around the globe are not aware of it yet we have infiltrated a huge number of nations (sometimes illegally) without them knowing what our cunning

What are the most disturbing facts about Ireland that most people do not know?

We have a secret weapon which we are using to take over the world. Most people around the globe are not aware of it yet we have infiltrated a huge number of nations (sometimes illegally) without them knowing what our cunning

Do Irish people celebrate Halloween in Ireland and do they wear costumes to school on Halloween?

Yes we do celebrate Halloween in Ireland and we do wear costumes to school on Halloween (well usually the week before Halloween as we have a week off at the end of October/start of November every year for mid term break).Halloween actually originates from the Celts and the ancient Celtic festival Samhain (pronounced sow-in) means 'end of summer' in

What was your 'only in Ireland' moment?

9/11 was a shocking event - something I will never forget. Most of the people of Ireland were appalled and disgusted by the scale of the tragedy. Things changed that day for us all, most noticeably the focus on airport security.Just a few days after the tragedy

Which are the best places to eat in Dublin?

1. Boojum burritos at camden street.2. Hansung korean supermarket and restaurant. Good value for huge portions in the set menu.3. Dicey's carvery lunch, 12-2pm every weekday. Fiver if you're a student.4. Cornish pasties in the lane from Merchants arch, temple bar area. 5. Yum thai off grafton street.All of the above under 6

How and why has Ireland become more liberal?

Mark Howe has given some very good points in his answer, and to add a couple more:Ireland is demographically very young, with 67% of the population being between the ages of 15 and 65 in 2011, but when you drill down further, the numbers skew massively in favour of 21–39. Young people are

What is it like to migrate to Ireland?

I first moved to Ireland to be with my beautiful girlfriend from County Cork. I could not believe it when I arrived. England's countryside is pretty green (I'm English), but I have never seen green like spring in County Cork. It is beautiful. Truly

What do Brits think of Ireland?

I have not yet visited Ireland (but have met many Irish people over the years). I have impressions of a proud nation with a rich history, wonderful culture, great enjoyment of life, passion for religion, the arts and music, sense of morality, very strong and close families, friendliness, and an ability to blend traditional life and customs

What screams "I'm Irish"?

People can normally tell an Irish person simply from their accent. We have a distinct way about us too though that I have not found very often elsewhere.I think one of the most remarkable things about us is that we are THE most relaxed people on the planet. Nothing seems to make us mad or excited. We are

Does Ireland have better steak than America?

I would say it largely depends where the beef you're getting in America is from exactly.The main factors that will contribute to the taste of your steak is manor which the cows are brought up, the food they eat as well as how the meat is treated

Could Ireland produce all its own food?

Its an unusual question- however, doubtless, the answer is an emphatic- Ireland most certainly *could* produce more than enough food to feed its population- if it ever chose to do so.As recently as the 1940s- the then government of Ireland- implemented a defacto trade war with the UK- which

Why are British and Irish people so pale compared to other Europeans?

We darken* in sunlight, it just doesn't happen very often.The UK and Ireland are actually quite a long way North of a lot of Central and Southern Europe and the majority of the US for that matter. Look at the latitude of Birmingham or even Plymouth in the far south of

Will Ireland really need emergency aid in no deal Brexit?

Not likely. 13.5% of our exports go to the UK, though significant it's not really fatal. Most of that trade is agriculture exports which make up little over 2% of our gdp.

Could Ireland produce all its own food?

Its an unusual question- however, doubtless, the answer is an emphatic- Ireland most certainly *could* produce more than enough food to feed its population- if it ever chose to do so.As recently as the 1940s- the then government of Ireland- implemented a defacto trade war with the UK- which

Why are British and Irish people so pale compared to other Europeans?

We darken* in sunlight, it just doesn't happen very often.The UK and Ireland are actually quite a long way North of a lot of Central and Southern Europe and the majority of the US for that matter. Look at the latitude of Birmingham or even Plymouth in the far south of

Will Ireland really need emergency aid in no deal Brexit?

Not likely. 13.5% of our exports go to the UK, though significant it's not really fatal. Most of that trade is agriculture exports which make up little over 2% of our gdp.

How is the relationship between Ireland and Britain?

It's really good. We probably have the two most similar markets, cultures, etc. for two completely distinct countries.We each have a special status in the other country which goes way beyond the status given to citizens of other EU countries. We

Could I celebrate my Irish ancestry(I'm 1/32nd Irish)?

I mean you can, just know that Irish people like myself sit around mocking you. I used to work in the tourist office in Waterville and in our lunch break we'd do impressions of all the Americans (it was always Americans) who came in a told us that their great great great great great

If Britain was defeated in WW2 would Germany have invaded Ireland?

It all depends whether Germany was at war with the USA at the time.  If Germany had invaded Britain before the USA joined the Allies then I probably think that Germany would have left the Republic of Ireland stay neutral and unoccupied.  There was

Is there any rivalry between Irish and Northern Irish people? If so, how is it?

Well we get quite a few Irish Quorans who quote the following at Northerners of whatever hue- it's not even a sectarian argument:Ireland is

Why are the Scottish and Irish so friendly? What caused that?

The Irish are friendly because deep down they are a stoical people who just want a quiet life and for everyone to get along.The Scots aren't that friendly.Decent, perhaps; law-abiding, sure. Angered by perceived injustice, definitely. Friendly? No, not very, in my experience. Less unfriendly than the (southern) English, but that's a pretty low bar to clear.

What is the relationship like between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland?

Currently thanks to the GFA (Good Friday Agreement), stable, but it is a fragile peace and needs to be watched, at the moment there is an agreement to power share being made by the two parties in Northern Ireland, SF (Sinn

Where is Ireland's most beautiful view and why?

Where is Ireland's most beautiful view and why?There are many beautiful views in Ireland, but during our last family holiday the Doolough Valley in Mayo was the most memorable.

What do Irish people think of Northern Ireland?

Put a wall around it and let stew in there own poison.As a southern Irishman i cannot stand the place.

Will Britain leave the EU and will it benefit Ireland?

Ireland, assuming they have been paying attention, stand to make $trillions from brexit. Any company looking for an english-speaking country in Europe - will set up operations in Ireland. Millions of pro-Europeans with a deep commitment to the 21st Century will relocate to Ireland and bring their assets, qualifications and businesses with them. Irish businesses can

Do Irish people like Canadians?

I grew up on a diet of Canadian imports including

What surprises Americans when they visit Ireland?

When we visited Ireland earlier this year I noticed how the locals spoke about the Irish nationalism movement and the struggle for independence from the UK. They were very forthright about the rightness of their cause and the injustices and cruelty that they had experienced under British rule, and yet they did not speak with

Are Irish people mostly blond?

No. Most native Irish as most Europeans outside of Scandinavia have brown hair of various shades (67%). Nevertheless, pure black hair is extremely rare among Irish folks as it is in most Northern European countries. The difference is that when Irish people

According to history, what is the actual issue between England and Ireland?

You can't just go back ‘several hundred' years to get a view on this.1,500 years ago various Irish warrior kings raided and occupied various parts of the west of the Britain. They ran a healthy slave trade, selling British people into the

Should Queen Elizabeth II be welcome in Ireland?

On the Island of Ireland there are over a million people who consider themselves British and as such she is their Queen, further to this she visits and is welcomed regularly in that part of Ireland. Her visit to the Republic of Ireland will bring about demonstrations especially from Irish Nationalists who

What do Argentine people think of the Irish?

There's no evident connection among Argentina and Ireland, beyond the popularity of St. Patrick's day since a little more than a decade. And this is not because of the love to the Green Island, but as an opportunity to drink a lot with a good excuse.There's nothing against Irish people, for sure.

What if Ireland remained part of the British Empire?

You know, the idea that Ireland might, in some parallel universe, have remained part of the UK (NB: not Empire) is so bizarre that I'm having real trouble considering it. And I'm a pretty imaginative person. Zombies? Fine. Aliens? Gotcha -

Irish Ethnicity and People: Who's worth following here from Ireland?

In addition to the people who already answered your question and the people named in those answers (all of whom are worth following), let me mention Andy Hayes and Sable de Oliveira .Edit: I see nobody mentioned Ultan O'Brien . He is also well worth following. 

Were there dinosaurs in Ireland?

Most of Ireland was shallow seas during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, meaning no dinosaurs. But, where there was dry land, there might have been some. Unfortunately, the conditions for preserving fossils from that time haven't been that great in Ireland. There was extensive volcanic activity

Is Ireland nicer to live in than America?

It depends on what you class as

What are some good things about living in Ireland?

People are generally nice. They are tolerant, open, friendly, welcoming and considerate to strangers - particularly in the republic. It's a safe country.  Everyday food quality is truly excellent, safe and GM free.  Night life and entertainment is really  good.  The air is very clean. The scenery is amazing and within easy reach

What is it like to live in Wexford, Ireland?

Fantastic! You'll have the best beaches in the country right on your doorstep. Not to mention idyllic forests and mountains right on your doorstep. Wexford is well connected to both Dublin and Waterford if you want the bigger city experience

Did dinosaurs live in Ireland?

They probably did, but it's a somewhat unfortunate story for us here in Ireland. Apart from the far north-east of Ireland, most rocks date back to the Devonian and Carboniferous periods (between 420 million years ago and 300 million years). It appears that whatever was above these

What are foreigners general impressions of Ireland?

I was only there a little while, but it was great to visit! Part of my family came to the USA from Ireland, so there was a little odd expectation of connection.I found Ireland to be small... I am used to the expanses of the USA. But I felt

What are some Irish traits?

Insecure, massivelyCreativeMay seem a very backward people to visiting tourists but certainly not as bad as we used to beGenerally friendly but a lot of it can be artificialBegrudgingGenerous, consistently ranked high for donating to charitiesCelebrate mediocrityQuite racist but nowhere near as