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#Commonwealth

# commonwealth - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic Lá Na Poblachta

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

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

# commonwealth - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

There’s been some talk about it.

# commonwealth - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like? National Question

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

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

# commonwealth - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification Irish Unity

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

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

# commonwealth - Sunday 24 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda' Commonwealth

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

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

# commonwealth - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed Border Poll

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

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

# commonwealth - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth Boris In Banjul This post contains videos

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

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

# commonwealth - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth? Opinion

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

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

# commonwealth - Monday 25 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish residents in the UK will get to vote in Britain's referendum on Europe Eligible

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

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

# commonwealth - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Queen is set to lose this Barbadian paradise from her vast realm Run This Town

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

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

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

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

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

# commonwealth - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth Come On In

This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth

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

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2 Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth Commonwealth

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth

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

# commonwealth - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader Commonwealth This post contains a poll

Republic of Ireland should rejoin Commonwealth, says UUP leader

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

From TheJournal.ie "Outdated" succession law set to be changed Commonwealth

"Outdated" succession law set to be changed

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Republic join the Commonwealth in exchange for a united Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# commonwealth - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate Race For The Áras

McGuinness brands Gay Mitchell comments 'pathetic' after Áras debate

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

From TheJournal.ie Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland Race For The Áras

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland

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