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‘Irish Socialist Republicans’ have begun painting out Dublin street signs “named after British Imperialists”. The group launched its campaign against ‘Victoria Road’ in Killiney, County Dublin

This morning.

Victoria Road, Killiney. County Dublin

‘Britain continues to illegally occupy Six Irish Counties, yet there are streets across the country named after and therefore glorifying the actions of British Imperialists in Ireland.

Our campaign is about highlighting this and encouraging people to take similar action themselves. Such actions are a small but symbolic way to contribute to the ongoing anti colonial resistance in Ireland.

We have launched this campaign here at Victoria Road in Killiney as there is no justifiable arguement as to why a road in Ireland should be called after England’s Genocide Queen who presided over a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing in Ireland from 1845-1852.

By painting out these road signs we are stating that the ongoing British Occupation of our country is unacceptable and that the glorification of the crimes of British Imperialism in Ireland will not be tolerated.

In the coming weeks we will be building the campaign to reach every street in the country that is named after a British Imperialist.’”

A statement from ‘Irish Socialist Republicans’ sent out this afternoon.

FIGHT!

Also: Irish Socialist Republicans, anyone?

76 thoughts on “You May Be Amused

    1. denny

      Can you imagine the country under them and the Irish language with out the English words to make it complete
      What absolute dicks

      1. ReproBertie

        Hey david, can you imagine the English language without the French, Italian and German words to make it complete?

        1. Papi

          david can’t imagine anything. At all. He had his imagination removed surgically so that he could become a professional eejit.

  1. Gabby

    How do you spell Victoria in Gaelic? The letter ‘v’ doesn’t exist in Irish, so I’ll have a shot:-
    Bhicteoiria. The revised Gaelic sign name might eventually say: BOTHAR BHICTEOIRIA.
    Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.

    1. ReproBertie

      Sadly it does, as you will discover should you ever dfhág do veist I do veain.

      Sure check it out on Vicipéid.

    2. Kevin Doyle

      Ugh. Gaeilge or irish, “gaelic” is the type of football.
      I dont know why this bothers me, it just does. In my head, I hear it said in an American accent.

    1. Nigel

      It’ll take more than a few million dead and displaced Irish for us to put up with castigating British policies in Ireland as crimes against humanity!

      Not but that a bit of vandalism seems like a fairly feeble response. Change the name though by all means. Feck Mhictoria.

      1. Derek Mulready

        The Irish languages used to have 18 letters but was changed in 1964 to the English version 26 so as to make it more user friendly

  2. Conski

    but then why would you leave the Irish version of “Victoria” ?

    Also I live in a democracy, so just cause you’ve an issue with something doesn’t mean you get to ram your beliefs onto the rest of us. (I’m Irish, a Republican and mildly socialist – thanking you)

  3. Rep

    Are these the idiots from Cork or are they just copying them?

    Either way they should be sent back to Cork and not be allowed leave.

      1. Cian

        One word: Langer![1]

        [1] I’m kinda wondering if BS will bowdlerize this post – which would make it meaningless.

  4. Sheik Yahbouti

    “Them”? Don’t you mean ‘him’? Some sad farty in his basement flat.

    1. dhaughton99

      The same type of treasonous fool who dumps bags of rubbish in ditches coz won’t pay for bin collections.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        That really grinds my gears. I saw a lady bringing her rubbish to various street bins in Schull in small bags so she could divvy it up. She was well dressed and in a fancy car. People are male appendages. Or female appendages (except, as the wags always say, lacking in depth and warmth). Ho ho.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          two observations and two questions:

          1. i don’t think you can accurately refer to a “female appendage”, unless you’re referring to a case of vaginal prolapse, which, believe me, is no laughing matter;

          2. how do you feel about people throwing stuff into a neighbour’s skip (when it’s dark, of course);

          3. did you follow her around from street bin to street bin? that’s a bit weird;

          4. it’s generally older people doing that, isn’t it? perhaps younger people just leave their shi te on the beach

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            * I thought about that, but then thought FLAPS.
            * Can’t deny I haven’t done that. A bed, actually. Heh. But that was in Australia, so it doesn’t count.
            * Schull is small. I was outside a pub and saw her going to 2 bins.
            * She was in her 40s, maybe? So incredibly young.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            don’t know what you’re talking about, topsy. i never said i was in america.

  5. Simon

    Not to be mixed up with the Irish Republicans Socialists or The People’s Front of Judea

  6. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I deplore the lack of effort. Why not buy the same green paint as the sign so at least it would blend in. If you’re doing to do something completely daft, at least do it properly.

    1. Bernie

      ‘News’ from Facebook, how endearing. Has your sleuthing turned up any other news-worthy gems? Ducks in a flap due to rivers receding or colonic clinics closures because of drought?

        1. Jesús, María, and Josépha

          (Puts down the Belgian beer): Just Six County Councils aren’t recognised.

  7. Joe cool

    Armchair wannabe republicans. 2 week course in social studies and they go all Wolfie smith

      1. Rob_G

        I don’t think anyone mentioned SF on this thread until you did just now.

        – do you get paid to support SF position on every tangential and unrelated opportunity, or is it more of a hobby?

        1. johnny

          OMG-Rob we had words bout this before (your stalking me again) creeps me out:)
          ah your Jake ?

          1. Rob_G

            You appear to accusing someone of shilling, whereas your posts are the only thing remotely shill-like on the thread.

          2. mildred st meadowlark

            He thinks he’s gas and also intelligent, but the tenor of his comments make that the biggest joke of all.

          3. SOQ

            Oh hello Johnny. I missed you at Dublin Pride so can I assume you will be at Belfast Pride instead? Or is equality only on your very narrow terms and we’ll get around to the Queers sometime after as gaeilge has really annoyed the prods? Sorry if my post is SCREAMING it from the rooftops again but… I just can’t help it.

            Maybe it’s because I have Kylie playing in the background?

          4. Ting-Tong

            if he lives in america how is he live from kilkenny every week with his dog on bsott and doing fundraising events and visiting Kenny tynan

          5. johnny

            Hi Frilly,NY at moment and Hamptons,spent lot time last few months in LA/Yucca Valley.
            Who knows what the future holds,after a fun journey,I’m working on a project in India,maybe next stop.Had a pit stop in distressed debt in NY,principally with a RE focus,hence Digicel/Anglo/NAMA.

            The rest of you,really 2 comments by me resulted in 6 pointless responses,see initial comment to Rob !

            Ting,don’t burden yourself reading any my comments,they really are above your pay grade.

            Happy July 4th America (no Leo,no not the stars & stripes socks)

          6. Ting-Tong

            well done johnny that’s one coherent post to your name in the last 24 hours clap clap
            caca valley and the hamptons my hoop aloha from hawaii

  8. Huey Luas on the News

    They’ll be busy in Kingstown, I mean Dún Laoghaire. The place is riddled with regal street names, yacht clubs and monuments. There’s another Victoria Road in DLR by the way. Is this the one Enya lives on?

    One monument was vandalized and another bombed on DL seafront decades ago. Ironically DLR CC have done more damage to the seafront than republicans even could- as for the Harbour Company…

    Still if the Bearla Blackout pees off the media likes of Eoghan Harris, Conor O’Cleary, and Olivia O’Leary then it’s got some merit….

  9. Clampers Outside!

    What next? …knock down all the churches in Ireland because of the RCC and the Vatican? Can we start with say Clonmacnoise and finish at St Patrick’s Cathedral… it’d be a good parking spot. Shall we just destroy all of the bits of the past not liked and write them all out of history. Nothing to be learnt from it anyway, it’s the past… pffft! …and could trigger the feeble.

    1. Nigel

      Yeah, it’s a slippery slope from changing a few street names to flattening Newgrange because them ancient Bronze Age bastards owned slaves.

  10. Rob_G

    The great thing about being a republic is that we no longer have the English deciding what’s best for us, we can decide for ourselves.

    Now we have these gobshites wanting to make our decisions for us as they have decided that they know what is best for us.

    – kindly feck off, chaps

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