15: Remembrance Day
The Act should specify that the period of remembrance
in Ireland be of the same length, as is the period
of remembrance in Great Britain.
The Act should state that the period of remembrance
recalls all Irish citizens who have lost their lives
in conflicts either on Irish territory or on foreign
The Act should recognise that the poppy is a British
emblem and for that reason is controversial to Ireland.
For that reason the Act should forbid the wearing
of a poppy by an Irish citizen.
The Act should specify that during the period of
remembrance an Irish citizen should wear an internationally
recognised symbol of peace such as a white dove.
The Act should stipulate as necessary that during
the period of remembrance public figures, but not
Clerics wear a white dove of peace.
The Act should specify that on remembrance day a
parade be held in Dublin, headed by the Secretary
of State for Ireland, the Taoiseach followed by
four senior Clerics in church in alphabetical order,
followed by a detachment of Irish guards, followed
by a detachment of Military Personnel from the Royal
Irish Army lead by an Irish general, followed by
personnel from the Garda Siochana, followed by personnel
from the Provincial Police from the four provinces,
each Police Provincial personnel being lead by the
leader of the appropriate Provincial House of Representatives,
followed by a Military band playing solemn music.
The procession which should be Military and Police
only and should exclude civilians from the procession
under the act.
The Act recommends that he procession starts at
the General Post Office in Dublin and proceeds to
a Christian Church where an ecumenical Service will
be held. The Service should include all of the TD's
from the Dail Eireann and also civilians.
Under freedom of choice, expression and behaviour,
the Act should permit the playing of all sporting
Activities, athletic Activities, games and pastimes,
which are internationally recognised, as being such.
The Act should give special recognition to the Gaelic
Athletic Association. However if membership of the
GAA remains Catholic and therefore Church, the Act
should restrict the playing of Gaelic Games to Catholic
Church territory. If the GAA States that its membership
is open to all Christians or non Christians into
its ranks, the Act will define the GAA as State
and Christian In that case the Act will define the
GAA as the Royal Gaelic Athletic Association and
will confer on the GAA the Crown Irish special freedom
of access to Irish territory in all its aspects
and to all building without hindrance in order to
promote but not impose the playing of Gaelic Games.
The Act should also confer on all Irish citizens
the Crown Irish special freedom of access to membership
of the GAA
The Act recommends that the Heir to the Throne becomes
patron of the GAA
The Act should recommend that all-Ireland finals
in Croke Park be attended by the Heir to the Throne,
the Secretary of State for Ireland, the Taoiseach
and by the four leaders of the Provincial House
The Act should recommend that all-Ireland finals
in football and hurling be policed by the Garda
Siochana and by members of the four Provincial Police
The Act should stipulate as necessary that the Royal
flag of Ireland along with the four Provincial flags
be displayed, the Irish National Anthem - A Nation
Once Again be sung and that the Artane Boys
Band parade the pitch at all-Ireland finals.
17: The National Graves of Ireland
The Act should deem it appropriate to honour the
dead in Ireland. For that reason a National Graves
Honours list should be drawn up by the Supreme Council
of Irish Jurists accepting any suggestions from
the general public and draw up the list in a liberal
frame of mind.
The Act should suggest that the list include those
who are dead, lost, have given their lives in outstanding
Service, either at home or abroad such as:
the creation of wealth
music either classical or popular
the arts including film
sporting and athletic activities
And any other category deemed appropriate by the
Supreme Council of Irish Jurists
The Act should state it is a duty of the Irish guards
to inspect and maintain the National Graves regularly
and to keep in display and in good order, the Royal
flag of Ireland along with the four Provincial flags
The Act should forbid the holding of an assembly
at any National grave and the making of speeches.
The Act should encourage Irish citizens to visit
the National graves but are advised to place a wreath
on the grave and allow the incumbent to rest in
Visiting Foreign Heads of State or Foreign Dignitaries
The Act should make provisions for State visits
by Foreign Heads of State and Foreign Dignitaries
The Act should state that the visitors have the
following State ceremony.
The Act recommends that the visitor attends Dail
Eireann where the Crown Irish wearing the Irish
Crown jewels is present along with the Secretary
of State for Ireland the Taoiseach and all the TDs.
The visitor would be obliged to state the nature
and purpose of his or her visit. When Dail Eireann
is thus addressed the TDs will then vote on the
matter. On a majority, the Crown Irish will present
a scroll to the visitor conferring to the visitor,
the Crown Irish special right of access to Irish
territory in all its aspects to every nook and cranny
of the environment and to all buildings. On this
understanding the visitor will plan his or her itinerary
On this understanding the Pope could make a State
visit to Ireland, the Pope being the Head of State
for the Vatican City, Head of the Roman Catholic
Church and being recognised in the Act as being
Christian in belief, in moral outlook, in behaviour
in religious practise and in speech.
However a visiting Foreign Head of State or Foreign
Dignitary can only make a State visit to Ireland
by an invitation from the Taoiseach.
If the Taoiseach is to issue an invitation to the
Pope to make a State visit to Ireland the request
for such a visit must be made jointly by the Heads
of the Four Christian Churches named in the Act.
On making a State visit to Ireland under freedom
to worship according to personal conscience, the
Pope would be free to say mass in public. Should
the Secretary of State for Ireland the Taoiseach,
TDs, representatives of the four Provincial Houses
attend the Pope saying mass, they do so in a private
capacity and are not representative of the Irish
Should the Pope chose to attend a State Christian
Act of worship, the Service must be ecumenical as
laid down in the Act.
19: Christian Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Peace
The Act should recognise the need for reconciliation,
forgiveness and peace in Ireland.
The Act should make provision for the setting up
of a Crown Irish State Christian Chapel of reconciliation,
forgiveness and peace.
For this purpose the Act should recommend the use
of the chapel Kilmainim for Irish services in this
Under the Act this chapel in Kilmainim should be
re-consecrated in a joint Christian ceremony conducted
by four Senior Clerics from each one of the four
Christian Churches named in the Act.
The Act should recommend that the Roman Catholic
Altar be removed and placed in a museum and be replaced
by a plain wooden table above which is a full length
Celtic Cross. The chapel should display the Crown
Irish Representation, the Royal Irish flag along
with the 4 Provincial flags, a lectern, a clock
showing the time of day and calendar showing the
day, the month and the year.
The Act should stipulate as necessary that on every
Easter Sunday an ecumenical Service of reconciliation,
forgiveness and peace be held in the chapel attended
by the Crown Irish wearing the Irish Crown jewels,
attended by four senior Christian Clerics, by the
Secretary of State for Ireland, the Taoiseach. all
the TDs from Dail Eireann along with the four leaders
of the Provincial Houses of Representatives.
The Act recommends that the service begins with
the firing of a volley of shots in the courtyard
of Kilmainim jail the command being given hi the
Irish language by the Irish Guards.
The Act expects that the Irish Guards will enter
the chapel hearing arms. The Religious Service will
then begin, the Service being given by one of the
Christian Clerics, the order in which the Cleric
is chosen annually, being determined by the alphabetical
order of the Churches.
During the rest of the year the chapel should be
in use for talks, lectures and discussions on aspects
of ecumenism with the ecumenical Services being
held regularly in the chapel.
The Act stipulates as necessary that the Christian
Service and its ritual be replayed by Radio Telefis
Eireann and by National radio to the Irish Nation.
20: The Media
The Act should recognise Radio Telefis Eireann as
the National State television for Ireland.
The Act should also make provisions for the establishment
of four Provincial television stations, Connacht
television, Leinster television, Munster television,
and Ulster television, provided by either the State
or by advertisement or by both.
The Act again recognises the Irish and English languages
are of equal status.
The Act should allow the setting up of independent
television Stations funded by advertisement.
In the Act, the media are underpinned by freedom
of thought, speech, behaviour, and expression, to
be creative and imaginative, to entertain and be
entertained, and to educate within the Law
The Act should also allow radio broadcasting Nationally,
Provincially, and locally, radio being underpinned
by the same freedoms, as is television.
21: The National State Universities of Ireland
The Act should recognise the following universities
as comprising the National State universities of
Trinity College, Dublin
University College, Dublin
University of Maynooth
University of Limerick
University of Ulster
Queens University, Belfast
The Act should recommend that the Queens University
of Belfast change its charter to the Crown Irish
University of Belfast.
The universities are underpinned by freedom of thought,
mind, speech, expression, to educate and to be educated,
to be imaginative and creative, to experiment, to
dissent in speech or in writing, to challenge in
speech or in writing and freedom of behaviour within
the Law and any other freedom that is deemed appropriate
to university life.
Act should recognise the Irish Congress of Trade
Unions as the representative body for Trade Unions
The Act stipulates as necessary that all Trade Unions
in Ireland affiliate to the ICTU and that no Trade
Union in Ireland can be affiliated to the Trades
Union Congress in Great Britain.
The Act strongly recommends that the Ulster Teachers
Union and the Irish National teacher's Organisation
come together and work together in a joint Teachers
The Act should state the Mail Service in Ireland
is known as the Crown Irish Mail Service.
The Act should State that the Crown Irish Mail Service
vans be coloured green and that an Irish stamp should
show the Crown Irish Representation.
22: The Holding of Referenda
The Act should make provision for the holding of
a 32 county referendum in Ireland. The provision
has problems. In such a referendum the Catholic
majority will swamp the Protestant minority. To
avoid this, the Act should stipulate as necessary
that in a thirty-two county referendum the votes
in the twenty-six counties and the votes in the
six counties be counted separately. Under this provision
in the Act an all Ireland referendum would have
Firstly where there is a significant majority vote
in favour of the referendum in both territories
the referendum is carried.
Secondly where there is a significant majority votes
against the referendum in both the territories the
referendum is defeated.
Thirdly where the referendum is supported by a significant
majority in one territory but is defeated by a significant
majority in the other, the referendum in this case
A National State referendum should be drawn up as
you wish Ireland to be:
A Sovereign Nation within the United Kingdom
with the National government of Ireland Act
as its constitution.
republic with the 1937 constitution as its constitution.
In the provision made in the Act for the holding
of an all Ireland referendum the National State
referendum would have these possible outcomes.
If a significant majority in both territories upholds
an option "A" then Ireland is united as
a Sovereign Nation within the United Kingdom. In
that case, unlike Great Britain the Crown Irish
would have been democratically elected. In that
case the Irish problem will be solved.
If at a future time there should arise widespread
dissatisfaction with the Crown Irish among the people,
in the press, in the media and in the Churches,
the Act should authorise the Taoiseach to put the
National State referendum to the people.
If option "B" is upheld by a significant
majority in both territories Ireland will be united
as a Republic and the Irish problem is solved.
If option "A" is upheld by a significant
majority in the six counties and option "B"
is upheld by a significant majority in the twenty
six counties then the referendum will be inconclusive
and Ireland will remained partitioned and the Irish
problem will remain unsolved.
Where Ireland remains partitioned the constitution
of Northern Ireland would be the written constitution
the National Government of Ireland Act that having
being upheld by a significant majority in the six
counties and Northern Ireland would have a stable
With the National Government of Ireland Act as the
written constitution of Northern Ireland, it would
then be a constitutional imperative that English
Soldiers, Scottish Soldiers and Welsh Soldiers leave
Northern Ireland lock, stock and barrel and take
the Union Jack with them, the Royal Irish Regiment
remaining in Northern Ireland acting in defence
of Irish territory and in defence of Democracy.
Constituted as such Northern Ireland would have
one Head of State, one flag, one Government elected
by the people, one anthem and one passport. The
powers invested in Dail Eireann would be taken up
by Westminster and the authority to be devolved
to the House of Ulster would be decided by the British
Prime Minister and the leader of the Ulster House
of Representatives in discussion. Under the Act,
Northern Ireland would return MPS to Westminster.
The Act should State that the Government of Ireland
Act can be amended as follows
In a minor way by the Taoiseach with the majority
support of Dail Eireann
a major way. Where Dail Eireann amends the Act
in this way, the amendment must have the support
of Westminster and then be put to the Irish people
in a referendum.
To bring the National government of Ireland Act
into existence, a moderate centre would have to
come together in Northern Ireland drawn from the
Official Unionist, the SDLP and the Alliance Party
and be under the banner of Federal Unionism - Early
Sinn Fein. This Party should seek a mandate from
the people of Northern Ireland to write the National
Government of Ireland Act. If such a mandate is
found the Act should be composed at Stormont by
the elected Representatives.
A draft having been drawn up, the draft would need
discussion by all bodies involved in the Act. That
done, the Act should be presented to Westminster
for debate and ratification.
When ratified, copies of the Act in Irish and English
should be distributed to the Irish people for discussion
When the Act has been internalised by the Irish
people the National State Referendum should be put
to the people and a Democratic solution to the Irish
problem arrived at.
Unionism - Early Sinn Fein
Article 2: The Way of
Article 3: The Crown
Article 4: Rights, Freedoms
Article 5: The Legal
Article 6: Government
Article 7: Religion
Article 8: Policing
Article 9: The Army,
the Navy and the Air Force
Article 10: The Orange
Article 11: Schooling
Article 12: Marriage
Article 13: The Family
Article 14: Culture
Article 16: Sport
Article 17: The National
Graves of Ireland
Article 18: Visiting
Foreign Heads of State or Foreign Dignitaries
Article 19: Christian
Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Peace
Article 20: The Media
Article 21: The National
State Universities of Ireland
Article 22: The Holding
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Improbable Solution to the Irish Problem