MESSAGE TO THE FREE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

To the Nations of the World ! Greeting.
The Nation of Ireland having proclaimed her national independence, calls through her elected representatives in Parliament assembled in the Irish Capital on January 21st, 1919, upon every free nation to support the Irish Republic by recognising Ireland's national status and her right to its vindication at the Peace Congress.
Nationally, the race, the language, the customs and traditions of Ireland are radically distinct from the English, Ireland is one of the most ancient nations in Europe, and she has preserved her national integrity, vigorous and intact, through seven centuries of foreign oppression : she has never relinquished her national rights, and throughout the long era of English usurpation she has in every generation defiantly proclaimed her inalienable right of nationhood down to her last glorious resort to arms in 1916.
Internationally, Ireland is the gateway of the Atlantic. Ireland is the last outpost of Europe towards the West: Ireland is the point upon which great trade routes between East and West converge: her independence is demanded by the Freedom of the Seas : her great harbours must be open to all nations, instead of being the monopoly of England. To-day these harbours are empty and idle solely because English policy is determined to retain Ireland as a barren bulwark for English aggrandisement, and the unique geographical position of this island, far from being a benefit and safeguard to Europe and America, is subjected to the purposes of England's policy of world domination.
Ireland to-day reasserts her historic nationhood the more confidently before the new world emerging from the War, because she believes in freedom and justice as the fundamental principles of international law, because she believes in a frank co-operation between the peoples for equal rights against the vested privileges of ancient tyrannies, because the permanent peace of Europe can never be secured by perpetuating military dominion for the profit of empire but only by establishing the control of government in every land upon the basis of the free will of a free people, and the existing state of war, between Ireland and England, can never be ended until Ireland is definitely evacuated by the armed forces of England.
For these among other reasons, Ireland—resolutely and irrevocably determined at the dawn of the promised era of self-determination and liberty that she will suffer foreign dominion no longer—calls upon every free nation to uphold her national claim to complete independence as an Irish Republic against the arrogant pretensions of England founded in fraud and sustained only by an overwhelming military occupation, and demands to be confronted publicly with England at the Congress of the Nations, in order that the civilised world having judged between English wrong and Irish right may guarantee to Ireland its permanent support for the maintenance of her national independence.

Déanfaidh an Teachta ón Ollscoil Náisiúnta is ó Chathair Dhoire Cholm Cille san do thairgsint don Dáil.

A Chinn Chómhairle is a mhuinntir na Dála, iarraim orraibh glacadh leis an scéal atá againn dá chur ag triall ar Shaornáisiúnaibh an Domhain. Táimíd ag iarraidh ortha cabhrughadh le Saorstát Éireann. Ní h-amhla atámíd ag iarraidh ortha Saorstát do chur ar bun i nÉirinn - tá san déanta cheana. Nílimíd ag iarraidh ortha sinn do chur fé éan chomaoin aca: táimíd ag iarraidh ortha iad féin do chur fé chomaoin aca féin. Molaimíd dóibh é sin do dhéanamh ó cheart, agus muna ndéinid siad é cionnus atá a fhios aca ná go dtiocfadh an lá go mbeadh an scéal chomh dona aca féin is mar atá in Éirinn le na céadtha blian. Ar maithe leó féin iseadh atáimíd ag iarraidh ortha seasamh le cúis na hÉireann fé láthair.

Rud eile, nílimíd-na fé chomaoin ag éan náisiún eile. Ar a mhalairt de chuma atá an scéal - is beag náisiún sa domhan ná fuil fé chomaoin againn-na. An náisiún is treise ar domhan indiu, an náisiún is mó atá ag treabhadh ar thaobh na saoirse, bíodh go bhfuil an gníomh le déanamh fós aca .i. Stáiteanna America, muna mbeadh an chabhair do fuaireadar san ó Éirinn insan tseanaimsir ní bheadh saoirse ná ceart aca féin. B'iad muinntir na hÉireann do thug an chabhair sin dóibh nuair a bhíodar go mór ina gábha, agus muna mbeadh congnamh na nGaedhal, is spioraid an chirt do rug Éireannaigh leó anonn go hAmerica, ní thiocfadh le lucht an U.S.A., saoirse do bhaint amach dóibh féin.

Agus maidir le náisiúin eile : is fada do mhuinntir na hÉireann ag tabhairt dóibh an nídh ba luachmhaire aca. Nuair bhí léigheann is creideamh fé bhláth i nÉirinn thug sí léigheann agus creideamh do sna tíribh eile agus gan éan-rud d'éileamh ina n-ionad. Chuir sí fáilte riamh roimh gach stróinséar ó gach aon pháirt den domhan : nuair a thángadar go h-Éirinn thug sí teagasc dóibh, thug sí leabhra dhóibh in aisce, do bhronn sí ortha gach maitheas dá raibh aici. Agus indiu nuair iompuigheann sí chúcha chum iarraidh ortha seasamh leis an gceart ní comaoin atá aice dá eileamh ortha acht cothrom na féinne.

Is truagh ná fuil daoine ó gach náisiún díobh annso indiu, mar do b'fhearrde a gcuid eoluis ar an gcás. Dá mbeidís in Éirinn indiu agus arm dfheicsint annso atá níos líonmhaire go mór ná mar a bhí insa tír éin ré le seacht gcéad bliain anuas, ón gcéad lá do tháinig an Sasanach anall. Agus ba chóir a fhios a bheith ag na náisiúin gurab é an fáth go bhfuilid ann, easbaidh úirlise a bheith ar mhuinntir na hÉireann. Muna mbeadh sin, ní sheasochadh an t-arm san aon tseachtmhain amháin.

Cuirfidh an Príomh-Theachta ó Chathair Chorcaighe leis an dtairgsin.

Tá mórtus mór ormsa an chae do bheith agam ar chur leis an dtairgsint seo.

An toil leis an nDáil glacadh leis an méid sin? ["Is toil"]. Tá sé glacaithe d'aontoil.