To his teaching we owe it there is such a thing as Irish Nationalism and to the memory of the deed he nerved his generation to do, to the memory of ‘98, we owe it that there is any manhood left in Ireland.
Look at the Irish! Theyare the cleverest propagandists extant, and managed to persuade most people that they were a brave, generous, humorous, talented, warm- hearted race, cruelly yoked to a dull mercantile England, when,God knows, they were exactly the opposite.Buchan, John, 1st BaronTweedsmuir
Did the Warwickshire militia, who were chiefly artisans, teach the Irish to drink beer, or did they learn from the Irish how to drink whiskey?Maria Edgeworth
When Pearse summoned Cuchulain to his side, What stalked through the Post Office? What intellect, What calculation, number, measurement, replied? We Irish, born into that ancient sect But thrown upon this filthy modern tide And by its formless spawning fury wrecked, Climb to our proper dark, that we may trace The lineaments of a plummet-measured face.William Butler Yeats
He turn'd him right and round about, Upon the Irish shore, And gae his bridle reins a shake, With, Adieu for evermore, my dear, And Adieu for evermore!Robert Burns
But after being fired at once or twice, The ear becomes more Irish, and less nice.Robert Byron
Sir Patrick Rackrent lived and died a monument of old Irish hospitality.Maria Edgeworth
No modern Irish writer, even of the stature of Yeats or Joyce, is completely free from traces of nationalism.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised.
The Nice Treaty gave the Irish Government the right to appoint the Irish Commissioner. This right is removed under the Lisbon Treaty.declan ganley
The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world.norman mailer
The people are beginning to fear that the Irish Government is merely a machinery for their destruction; that, for all the usual functions of Government, this Castle-nuisance is altogether powerless; that it is unable, or unwilling, to take a single step for the prevention of famine, for the encouragement of manufactures, or providing fields of industry, and is only active in promoting, by high premiums and bounties, the horrible manufacture of crimes!john mitchel
It is in that English Parliament the chains for Ireland are forged, and any Irish patriot who goes into that forge to free Ireland will soon find himself welded into the agency of his country’s subjection to England.jeremiah o'donovan rossa
I should make it clear that we do not accept that Britain has a special responsibility to meet the costs of land purchase in Zimbabwe. We are a new government from diverse backgrounds without links to former colonial interests. My own origins are Irish and, as you know, we were colonised, not colonisers.clare short
If humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain.william howard taft
...Irish as a person but I feel Jewish as an actor.harrison ford
They condemn him [Hitler] for persecuting the Jews, but he has not shown half the ferocity which Cromwell showed towards the Irish Catholics as for instance, in the siege of the fortress of Drogheda and the burning alive of its inmates.david lloyd george
Australia without the Irish would be unthinkable . . . unimaginable . . . unspeakable.paul keating
As to the American [Civil] War it has manifestly ceased to have any attainable object as far as the Northerns are concerned, except to get rid of some more thousand troublesome Irish and Germans. It must be owned, however, that the Anglo-Saxon race on both sides have shown courage and endurance highly honourable to their stock.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
He turn'd him right and round about Upon the Irish shore, And gae his bridle reins a shake, With Adieu for evermore, My dear, With Adieu for evermore.Robert Burns
What captivity has been to the Jews, exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen.
The dust of some is Irish earth, Among their own they rest.
Decisions of the Irish Courts, though entitled to the highest respect. are not binding on English Judges.