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An Update on Irish Republicanism for Ban Ki-moon (UN) and Christine Lagarde (IMF)

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With tomorrow's Easter Monday Commemoration of the 1916 Rising in mind, an e-mail sent this afternoon to Mr Ban Ki-moon (United Nations), which was copied to, among others, Ms Christine Lagarde (Managing Director at the International Monitory Fund) contained the text in the section just below.


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Excerpt from the Republican Sinn Fe'in Web Site ( ):

"Republican Sinn Fe'in is internationalist. We have a sense that we all have a common identity as human beings, as members of the great family of peoples. We wish to play our role in this wider world community on the basis of equality and respect for the rights of others. In particular, we would wish to eliminate the kinds of international trade and international debt that impoverish the peoples of the Third World. We advocate neutrality in respect to military alliances and power blocs and we feel a sense of solidarity with all peoples who are struggling for freedom and justice."

The Father of Irish Republicanism ...

Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763 - 1798), who died by his own hand in a Dublin jail after being refused a "soldier's execution", is widely regarded as the "father of Irish republicanism". He was a lawyer and a leading member of the group of aristocrats who vigorously supported the Irish independence movement known as "The United Irishmen". The aristocrats in question included the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who, in addition to now being widely considered one of the very best lyric poets of the English language, was closely associated with contemporaries Lord Byron and John Keats, in addition to being an enthusiastic supporter of contemporary "United Irishman" journalist Peter Finnerty who came from Loughrea in County Galway, and who also "did time" in "English jails". Percy Bysshe Shelley also became the idol of a number of other famous poets including Alfred Lord Tennyson and William Butler Yeats.

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Theobald Wolfe Tone, The Father of Irish Republicanism, United Irishmen, Peter Finnerty, Human Rights Ireland:


The full rich-text version of this afternoon's e-mail to the UN (referred to above at start of comment) can be viewed at:

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Republic of Ireland Bank Bailouts, Article 6.1 of Constitution, Ban Ki-moon, UN, Christine Lagarde, IMF, Human Rights Ireland ...

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William Finnerty is back living in the Republic of Ireland at the present time, which is where he was born and where he grew up. His father was Irish (County Galway), and his mother American (New York City). He has worked mostly in the (more...)
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