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A previous version of this website exists here. It contains ALL of the material available on this site - PLUS LOTS MORE! I had intended to add the information available on the previous site design to this site design but never got to it. However, I have decided to at least make that information available to visitors of this site.  By all means have a look here, but don't forget to check out the rest of the information available at the old site (still hosted here). - Thank you.

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Dear website visitor, as of Nov 2nd, 2009, this website is in the process of being redesigned and updated. The redesign includes a new navigation system to make this site easier to use and share with friends and/or social networking sites. No advertising banners or google ads or popups will appear on this website, I promise). I also intend to make it lighter on grapics so that it delivers the information that you want faster than before. I will update the information available on this website as well as add some new stuff and remove some of the old/broken stuff. The redesign has already began and will take at least a couple of weeks as of the above date to complete. When it's complete, this website will be updated with the new design replacing the old one.

If you have any comments, requests, or questions, please use our new interactive Ireland First! forum here).

At this point, I would like to apologise to those of you who emailed me questions and did not recieve an answer. Any further questions should be posted on the forum where they will be seen and possibly answered by myself or other visitors/readers of this website.

Thank you for visiting Ireland First!, I hope you find the information you are looking for, if not use the Ireland First! Forum to request that information be included in a future update to this website.

Ray Cantillon (Eirefirst.com admin)

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To navigate around this website, please use the menus that appear on both the top and bottom of all pages on this website. Thought it may seem tricky at first, you will soon find this is a very easy website to navigate. NOTE: Only menu itmes in green are currently available. The items in Grey will become available as soon as possible. I apologise for the inconvienence.

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"I speak to my people, and I speak in my people's name to the masters of my people. I say to my people that they are holy, that they are august, despite their chains, That they are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer, That they have but need of courage, and to call on the name of their God, God the unforgetting, the dear God that loves the peoples For whom He died naked, suffering shame. And I say to my people's masters: Beware, Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people, Who shall take what ye would not give. Did ye think to conquer the people, Or that Law is stronger than life and than men's desire to be free? We will try it out with you, ye that have harried and held, Ye that have bullied and bribed, tyrants, hypocrites, liars!" - Excerpt from "The Rebel" by Patrick Pearse.

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"Self-government is our right, a thing born in us at birth. A thing no more to be doled out to us or withheld from us by another people than the right to life itself - than the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers, or to love our kind. If it be treason to fight against such an unnatural fate as this, then I am proud to be a rebel, and shall cling to my 'rebellion' with the last drop of my blood." - Roger Casement made from the dock of the Old Bailey.

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The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann has formally ordered an end to the armed campaign. This will take effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon. All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. All volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programs through exclusively peaceful means. Volunteers must not engage in any other activities whatsoever. - PIRA statement July 28th, 2005

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