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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Commonwealth

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# United Ireland
McDonald says she can see 'no good argument' for re-entering the Commonwealth
McDonald says she can see ‘no good argument’ for re-entering the Commonwealth.
# Commonwealth
Barbados to become republic and cut ties with British monarchy
The country is removing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?
There’s been some talk about it.
# 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.
# 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
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# boris in banjul
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.
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.
# 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.
# 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’
# 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.
# 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.
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
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”.
# 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.
# Daily Fix
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?
# 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.
# Your Say
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?
# 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.
# 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.