There’s a mistake with the blasphemy referendum and Michael D. didn’t spot it

Republican Brehon Fachtna Roe has said: “There’s a problem with the referendum on Blasphemy and Michael D. Higgins didn’t spot it.”

“The public debate and discourse has been about blasphemy, which has a long list of meanings and things which can offended. But as it’s the Irish language version of the constitution that takes precedence the Irish language word must be examined. This is diamhasla, a much tighter definition, meaning only insulting god (dia (god) + masla (insult)).”

“The words are not the same, and the meanings of the words are not the same. There has been no discussion about this difference. As protector of the 1937 constitution, Michael D. Higgins has failed.”

‘Blasphemy’ has a longer list of things that can be offended than has ‘diamhasla’. The words are not the same. Tá liosta níos faide de na rudaí ar feidir leat ‘blaisféim’ i gcoinne i mBéarla na i nGaeilge. Níl na focail mar an gcéanna.
Tá liosta níos faide de na rudaí ar feidir leat ‘blaisféim’ i gcoinne i mBéarla na i nGaeilge. Níl na focail mar an gcéanna. ‘Blasphemy’ has a longer list of things that can be offended than has ‘diamhasla’. The words are not the same.

“What is significant is that denying the existence of a god, or of God, is a pre-requisite to denying the Irish people their sovereignty as it is “under God” that such sovereignty exists. That’s a problem when Brexit is is imminent.”

“There is an Act that outlines what ‘blasphemy’ is, the definition for the Irish language version is a direct translation from English to Irish. As that then lays the English meaning on top of the Irish version, that  in turn contravenes the principle that it’s the Irish language that takes precedence and such Act is therefore itself unconstitutional.”

“This isn’t the first time that President Higgins missed the point. He previously signed the legislative instrument that sought to privatise the water supply of the nation. This is unsurprising as he also took the Oath of office despite personal beliefs.”

“The significance of something as seemingly minor as this is as important as the change to the polarity of your world view as believing god not to be male, but female. A small difference seemingly, but now the polarity of every thing changes and the world is seen more clearly.”

“At a very minimum, this referendum is unsafe, so I shall change my vote from ‘yes’ to ‘no’ until the question is resolved.”

Nazi-esque Casey and modern Ireland: a choice must be made

A senior Republican source has said: “The southern ‘Republic’ sank to new depths when Peter Casey made his comments about the Irish Travelling community. The comments are bad enough, but the public response has been nazi-esque. Now a choice really, really, needs to be made.”

“All Republicans respect all people, as equals. Real respect, ‘meas’ mar a cuirtear as i nGaeilge. But the Irish word translates better as ‘a sense of the worth of someone’. That’s a better translation. It’s clear that Peter knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing, if he wishes to step upwards on the backs of others. Which is what he’s doing. He’s using hate as leverage to step ahead of others.

“But the depths fallen to are not the words of Casey, as he’s just one of the rich guys who have a bet on to see who can get the most votes. For them, the election is just a lark, a toy to play with for a while to mop up some of the disaffected ‘anyone but Michael D’ vote that might otherwise go to the only Republican in the race.

“The depths fallen to are by the majority of the respondents to the media, who have been supportive of blatant racism against the non-settled Irish.

“Now might be a good time for the Irish people to look around them and to realise that with foreign wars coming soon, we cannot keep them off the island if we ourselves select as Uachtarán the sort of right-wing person that is Casey.

“This island must save itself from the danger Western industrialised society poses to itself by choosing the least war-like of the candidates. It must choose the candidate who would risk alienating some of their friends to show empathy with some of their ‘enemies’.

“The Irish way has never been about squares and rectangles and straight lines. The Irish way has always been the more rounded and softer shape, the circle. The social-circle. The stone-circle.

“Muna bhfuil aon Éireannaigh fágtha anois?

“Cinnte go bhfuil a lán Sásanaigh in aiteanna airde.

“Ach is muidne mar Éireannaigh atá ag votáil ar an Aoine ag teacht.

“Best to choose the most naturally Irish person we have as Uachtarán, agus cinnte – níl sin Peter Casey.

The landlord classes: “they haven’t gone away, you know”

A senior source in the Republican Movement has said “We thank Peter Casey, candidate in the election for the Presidency of the Irish Free State, for reminding us of the importance of this election as that State struggles to survive Brexit.”

“In expressing the uafásach views of the comfortable landlord class, but directing those at the travelling community, he also reminds us of our history and the death and destruction that such property ownership views ultimately lead to.”

“Nuair a bhí eirí-amach sa bhlian 1848 i dTiobraid Árann cad ar creid daoine cosúil le Peter faoi ‘property’ ag an am sin? Mar tá Peter ag rá an rud céanna a dúirt na tiarna talúin sna bliainta nach raibh prataí na bia ar bith le fáil. Cuirtear ‘gorta’ ar sin, ach deireann an stair scéal eile. Ag an am sin, bhí na tiarna talún ag gearán faoi muintir na h-Éireann mar “basically people camping in someone else’s land”. It might be entertaining to hear Peter’s views on that, though the entertainment may lie in picking apart his knowledge and understanding of our history.”

“When you say “basically people camping in someone else’s land” of anyone, you place the person below the soil in your world view. Yes, someone holds a piece of paper that says they ‘own’ that land in the English system; but the Irish person camping on that land holds their heritage and their heart within them; the person camping on that land lives, but the piece of paper does not.”

“Anyone who camps on the foreshore or in a field during the summer holiday is also “basically people camping in someone else’s land”. As long as care is taken of the locality, and respect shown for the land upon which we walk, there is no need for complaint.”

“The position of the IRB with respect to the comfortable and landlord classes is: “they haven’t gone away, you know”.

“Beidh siad anseo agus ar barr muid go dtí go bhfuil Uachtarán macánta don Phoblacht, agus an Phoblacht ar ais freisin.”

Brexit negotiations and the Irish Presidential elections

A senior source in the Republican movement has said: “The failure to progress in Brexit negotiations imposes a much, much, greater responsibility on Irish voters in the upcoming elections for president. The IRB continue to monitor progress in both.”

“The legitimacy of the 26 county ‘Republic’ has always been open to question, and any change in it’s position or status has implications for it’s mandate to operate.”

“Brexit is the single most destabilising event in Europe in two generations. Any change in the border or the relations of the parties across it is a serious, serious matter. The potential threat to peace is not just on this island, but to all of Europe.”

“The Irish people have to decide who is the person most likely to represent them honestly when all the other structures fall.”

“The single biggest advantage that Liadh Ní Riada has is that she naturally thinks in Irish. Not only is she of the island, but she thinks in the natural honest and unaffected way that the island was long known for. This is because she doesn’t just speak the tongue native to the island when there’s a TV camera about as some do, she thinks in it.”

“When Brexit removes the mandate of the Irish Free State to operate the citizens of it can have only 1 of the 6 contestants for the office; the wiser voter knows that the Irish language takes official precedence over the English language, and realises that the aims of Irish composer Seán Ó Riada lives on in the thoughts of his daughter, agus na smaointe sin as Gaeilge.”

“Bíonn sí fíor deacair bréag a insint as Gaeilge, uaireanta.”

“It’s a lot harder to lie in Irish, than it is in English.”

An slí ceart ar aghaidh – Gaeilge chun tosáigh

A senior source in the Republican movement has said: “Tá sí soléir cad í an slí ceart ar aghaidh. Caithfimid balance a fháil ar an saol atá againn ar an domhann seo. Ní ach mbád sa spás í.”

“Táimd ag seoladh go léir ar an mbád ach tá seans mór go bhfuilmuid chun an bað a bhriseadh. Ní bheidh bua ag éinne tar éis capsize.”

The Normans didn’t come here because of a marital row, any more than they came for the fishing. Castles were the air-craft carriers of their day.

“Féach ar fadhbanna ár dtimpeallacht, agus global warming ar súil faoi lán luas. Féach an easnamh balance idir saibhir agus bocht. Ni bhuntaiste do muintir saibhir é sin. Ta siad ag seasamh ar cnoc mór nach bhfuil isteach ann ach daoine bocht. Mar sand-dune atá ró-mhór, an t-áon rud atá cinnte ná go dtitfidh an méad go léir, cé nach bhfuil fhios an ám. Is féidir rud a dhéanamh faoi anois, nó tabhair an job go dtí ár bpáistí.”

“Agus tá rud a bhféidir linn déanamh faoi anois.”

“Tagann dualgas leis an Gaeilge. Mar sin an seán-seán-seán thuiscint ár daonnachas. In the Irish language we have the most ancient of our understanding of this world upon which we live.”

“Our language is in danger. Má tá sí i mbaol táimid i mbaol.”

“A language is a way of viewing the world. It is a way of comprehending and explaining things and of communicating emotion. But before we do all other things in a language, first we reason in it. That’s why the Irish language is so important to the world. Sí teanga na gCeannasaigh.”

“It’s why the Romans sent the English here.”

“Tagann Ceannasachas mar dualgas Gaeilge.”

An slí ceart ar aghaidh – Gaeilge chun tosáigh

A senior source in the Republican movement has said: “Tá sí soléir cad í an slí ceart ar aghaidh. Caithfimid balance a fháil ar an saol atá again ar an domhann seo. Ní ach mbád sa spás í.”

“Táimd ag seoladh go léir ar an mbád ach tá seans mór go bhfuilmid chun an bað a bhriseadh. Ní bheidh bua ag éinne tar éis capsize.”

The Normans didn’t come here because of a marital row, any more than they came for the fishing. Castles were the air-craft carriers of their day.

“Féach ar fadhbanna ár dtimpeallacht, agus global warming ar súil faoi lán luas. Féach an easnamh balance idir saibhir agus bocht. Ni bhuntaiste do muintir saibhir é sin. Ta siad ag seasamh ar cnoc mór nach bhfuil isteach ann ach daoine bocht. Mar sand-dune atá ró-mhór, an t-áon rud atá cinnte ná go dtitfidh an méad go léir, cé nach bhfuil fhios an ám. Is féidir rud a dhéanamh faoi anois, nó tabhair an job go dtí ár bpáistí.”

“Agus tá rud a bhféidir linn déanamh faoi anois.”

“Tagann dualgas leis an Gaeilge. Mar sin an seán-seán-seán thuiscint ár daonnachas. In the Irish language we have the most ancient of our understanding of this world upon which we live.”

“Our language is in danger. Má tá sí i mbaol táimid i mbaol.”

“A language is a way of viewing the world. It is a way of comprehending and explaining things and of communicating emotion. But before we do all other things in a language, first we reason in it. That’s why the Irish language is so important to the world. Sí teanga na gCeannasaigh.”

“It’s why the Romans sent the English here.”

“Tagann Ceannasachas mar dualgas Gaeilge”.

The 100 year Free State experiment has failed: The election should become a referendum

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A senior source has in the Republican movement has said: “The nearly 100 year experiment of the Irish Free State has failed. This is obvious from the repeated and successive failures of the organs of that State.”
 
“There is presently talk about a General Election arising out of the recent budget; a few pieces of paper either side of a line or a little instability in a working arrangement isn’t sufficient reason for that.”
 
“What is sufficient reason, but which has passed with no effective action is the successive failures of the functions of the State. Education, the most important of all because from it comes our next generation is in the hands of a discredited foreign power. Health, by which we keep our next and our retired generations well is dysfunctional. The banking sector, through which the State regulates commerce, and which we all depend upon continues to be reviled. The military which we rely upon in times of emergency cannot get recruits with sufficient health and education for the job. The Garda Síochána, once one of our greatest gems, and in which we rightly had immeasurable pride, is demonstrably corrupted with now a head of the organisation who cannot think or speak in our native tongue.”
 
“Homeless people die on our streets of cold and hunger, and parents have to walk 260Km for medicine for their children.”
 
“How we came to this pass is the result of a lie. Each and every one of us knows what happens arising from a lie. The lie festers, and no good can come of it. All around it starts to fester until something has to give.”
“So too with the birth of the Irish Free State. It has traded as the “Republic” of Ireland since 1949, but is still at heart the Free State. The discriminatory oath for President demonstrates that.”
“Any journalist worth two pennies will ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney about the 1927 court decision in New York County that found that the “Irish Free State is not the successor of the revolutionary organisation known as Dáil Éireann”. Guaranty Safe Deposit Co vs the Irish Free State is where the truth lies.”
“December 14th is the day to hold a General Election, coming exactly 100 years to the day after the 1918 elections. Let it be a referendum on whether any of our aspirations of 100 years ago have been met.”
“On December, having waited for almost 100 years, the IRB call for a referendum on whether the decision made in good faith, but with poor foresight, by our predecessors should stand.”
“As Brexit looms, this becomes imperative anyway”.
 

ENDS

Sinn Féin has moved a long way from it’s roots

A senior source in the Republican movement has commented that: “Sinn Féin has moved a long way from it’s roots, if it were to allow one of it’s members to be President of the ‘Republic’ of Ireland – even if elected.

The Irish Free State was merely renamed as a Republic in 1949, and on a day-to-day basis most people refer to the Southern 26 Counties as a Republic.

However, no Republic has 2nd class citizens, not on the ground of gender, but also not on the ground of religion.

( The sovereign Constitution of 1919 has a similar preamble, but does not have the religious Oath of the 1937 Constitution)

Clearly, only Christians can become President of the State because of the religious oath of office.

While some will argue that this is merely part of the State tradition, the Oath from Article 12.8 clearly discriminates against Irish people who have moved beyond religion. Almost 25% of Irish people are now atheists, Humanists, or others of no religion. This 25% of the voting population are without voice.

The Father of Irish Republicanism, Wolfe Tone, was most clear that all of Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter were welcome, and all were equal.

Clearly this is not the case with the Dublin administration.

Sinn Féin would be truer to it’s roots were it to support an abstentionist candidate nominated by the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) – who founded the original Sinn Féin and were the organisers of the 1916 rising from which the 26-county ‘Republic’ of Ireland claims legitimacy – or to declare that Sinn Féin’s own candidate would refuse to take the discriminatory oath.

If the Irish people were to remember their roots, and to seek to reclaim their sovereignty by electing a Humanist Republican, the side-effect of not taking a religious oath – which a true secular Republican could not do – would be the crippling of the Irish Free State.

As that State is dysfunctional already, it would be best to show that clearly.

This is where Sinn Féin’s tradition would take it, if Mary Lou McDonald were true to the aim of a Republic of Equals.”

Tipperary Health Campaign Only Beginning – Ciara McCormack

Ciara McCormack, Sinn Féin’s General Election Candidate for Tipperary, speaking at the Referendum count centre in Thurles last Saturday, said:

“I would like to thank all those who participated in the campaign to afford Irish women compassionate and comprehensive health care.”

“The people of Tipperary have come out and voiced their opinion in a resounding fashion to repeal the 8th, many people have campaigned for decades on this issue and their enormous contribution has to be recognised.”

“The simple fact is that the constitution was never the place to legislate for the intricacies of individual medical cases and finally this mistake is being corrected, this was primarily a key victory for women’s health in the 26 counties.”

“Tipperary has proven today that we can fight for and enact positive social change, that we can change our county and change it for the better.”

“Now all that energy, passion and commitment most to be put towards all of the other failing mechanisms within our Health and Mental Healthcare system, especially the ongoing Smear test scandal.”

“It is totally unacceptable the predicament that Tipperary women were left to languish in after this scandal broke. Support centres had to be set up from emergency funding from the Irish Cancer Society in Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre in Nenagh to accommodate women in crisis over fears that they may be next.”

“The callous vote on the Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill [Seanad]2017 on the 8th of November last year most be condemned in the strongest manner. The Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael ‘de facto’ coalition voted to deny HSE patients the legal guarantee to open disclosures by changing the legal text from ‘shall’ make disclosures to ‘may’ make disclosures.”

“All patients within our healthcare system deserve dignity and justice and the highest quality care, the injustice of the 8th has been righted through referendum, it’s about time the architects of the dysfunctional HSE were held to account at the ballot box.”