Ireland is anything but a republic.
Independence in 1922 did not lead to freedom and self-determination, but slavery, child rape, wholesale theft of our resources by dishonest politicians, and domination of our education and health systems by perverted, authoritarian clergy.
We live in a country that abdicated its responsiblities to its most vulnerable.
It handed control of schools and hospitals to people who are unqualified and unfit: the Catholic church. The taxpayer picks up the bill for compensating victims of clerical abuse. A foreign multinational takes our natural gas without paying for it, and 200 of our police beat protesters off the roads. The minister for justice proposes to make blasphemy a crime. Our former prime minister was owned in his entirety by property developers.
In 1984, we had the most advanced digital communications network in the world, but this government gave it away to an asset stripper for peanuts and now we have almost no broadband infrastructure. We have no proper public transport system. Our schools are in prefabs. There’s no access to information: this is one of the most secretive States in Europe, and one of the most authoritarian. Our politicians, doctors and lawyers are the best paid in the world. Small cabals run the country for their own benefit, while the poor, the sick and the weak have no voice whatever.
It’s insane. The country is insane, corrupt and oppressive.
This is not a modern European democracy. This is Albania.
The project has failed. It’s time to start again.
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