I Am Eamon Gilmore



A new campaign video has been released featuring celebrities and activists highlighting the plight of Bradley Manning.

With the commencement of Manning’s trial for leaking confidential information, let us remind ourselves of our own Eamon Gilmore.

And his briefing with CIA officials at the US Embassy, Ballsbridge.

“I think the Lisbon Treaty is dead. The Irish people have now decided in a referendum that they do not wish to have it ratified therefore Ireland cannot ratify the Lisbon Treaty and therefore the Lisbon Treaty falls.”

Eamon Gilmore, June 13, 2008


“There is no basis for believing that a second referendum would produce a different result which is any different from the first one.”

Eamon Gilmore following a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, July 21, 2008


“Gilmore, who has led calls against a second referendum has told the embassy separately that he fully expects, and would support holding a second referendum in 2009. He explained his public posture of opposition to a second reference as ‘politically necessary’ for the time being.”

Ambassador Thomas Foley, in a cable sent on July 23, 2008



Bradley Manning and us: a soldier for truth on trial (Guardian)

Previously: Wikileaks Day 2: Here Lies Eamon Gilmore

Gilmore ‘took opposing views in public and in private’ Irish Independent, June 1, 2011)