100th Turning Of The Sovereign Seal Of The Sovereign Republic Of Éire

2019-01-21: The 100th turning of the sovereign seal of the sovereign Republic of Éire, by Billy Maguire, President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), on Ireland’s Independance Day, January 21st, on behalf of the sovereign People of Éire.

The sovereign seal of the sovereign Republic of Éire, was the seal of the Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916 and which met for the first time on January 21 1919 following all-island elections in 1918; the seal was present in the Mansion House as a symbol of the Irish Republic that was formally declared independent on that day. This also provided legitimacy to the Soloheadbeg ambush.

A member of the Maguire family has turned the seal each January 21st for 100 years; Billy Maguire has carried this out each year since 1963 (56 years) on behalf of the sovereign People of Éire.

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Mary Lou McDonald at Sinn Féin commemoration of the Soloheadbeg Ambush

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald addresses the Sinn Féin commemoration of the Soloheadbeg Ambush 100 years prior; this is generally considered the first act of the Irish War of Independence in which Irish people retaliated for centuries of British oppression.

The ambush was organised and carried out by members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and Irish Republican Army, and some who were members of both. The objective of the ambush was the capture of explosives used in mining, which explosives were used some months later.

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.”

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

2018-10-12

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”.
 

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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.”

Senator Paul Gavan – George Plant Commemoration

The oration by Senator Paul Gavan is available to view here:

 

Tomás Ó Donnabháin remembered

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Seo phictiúrí ó Glean Gual an Satharn chaite, 2017-11-25. Isteach ann tá muintir Sinn Féin, Cumann Tommy Kavanagh sna Commons/Gort na hUamha.

Freisin, tá an gComhairleóir Davy Dunne ó Sinn Féin, le Dick agus Willie Ó Shea. Tá DIck agus Willie Phoblactánaigh le tamall mór anuas, ach níl mór ar sin a bhféidir linn a rá.

Leag an gComhairleóir bláthanna ar uamh Thomás Uí Donnabháin a bhfuair bás mar toradh dún mharú ag  Black and Tans, diabhail orthú. Marach sé i 1920 le linn  cogadh idir an Bhreatain Mór agus Phoblacht Ceannasach Éire.

Níl Phoblacht na hÉireann iníon do Phoblact Ceannasach Éire, mar is eól do daoine chomh sinne i Sinn Féin mar Dick agus Wille, ach an oiread. Ach do bhí siad fíor buoich chun comóradh fear a básach ar son an Phoblacht Ceannasach sin, agus chun bheith ann agus an gCómhairleóir ag ligint na mbláthanna chun meadú meas ar Thomás Uí Donnabháin.


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Photographs from Glengoole (New Birmingham) from last Saturday 25th November, 2017. These show members of the Tommy Kavanagh Cumann, Sinn Féin from The Commons Gortnahoe.

Also present are Councillor Davy Dunne and Dick and Willie O’Shea. Simply put, DIck and Willie are Republicans of long standing.

Cllr Dunne laid a wreath on the grave of Thomas O’Donovan, killed by the much reviled Black and Tans in 1920, while fighting against Great Britain for the sovereign Republic of Éire.

The Republic of Ireland is not the successor of the sovereign Republic of Éire, as would be known to older Republicans like Dick and Willie. They were delighted to attend the commemoration of one who died for that sovereign Republic, and to be present when Councillor Dunne laid a wreath of respect for Thomas O’Donovan.


Seán Treacy Commemoration – Mary Lou McDonald

Sunday 15th October, 2017.

The text of the oration delivered by Mary Lou is here: 2017-10-15-MLMcD-TextOfSpeech

There’s video of the oration:

And photographs… lots of photographs

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Liam Lynch commemoration, 2017

On Sunday 16th July the annual Liam Lynch commemoration was held in the Knockmealdown Mountains, above Goatenbridge in County Tipperary.

Well attended, we heard a lament played by Padraig O Cadhain, a little of which is here:

The oration was delivered by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, the final part of which is here:

Donnchadh reminded us that it is clear to all who look rationally and objectively at the present state of the ‘Republic’ of Ireland that the vision of 1916 and of 1919 has not been fulfilled.

Below are some of the photographs taken at the event, held as always in beautiful Irish July sunshine.

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Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

2017-07-16

Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration

Tipperary Republican Commemoration Committee cordially invite all to the annual General Liam Lynch commemoration:

Goatenbridge, Co. Tipperary, 2017-07-16.

Guest speaker will be Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD of Sinn Féin (Cork South Central).

Music on the day will be provided by Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band.

Assemble at 14:30. Refreshments provided afterwards.

All are welcome.

– Tipperary Republican Commemoration Committee

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