FREEDOM OF THE SEAS.
EOIN MACNEILL (Ollscoil na hEireann) moved, and A. MACCABE (S. Sligo) seconded the following motion:—
"We recognise that on the Independence of Ireland more than on any other single fact the Freedom of the Seas depends. It will never be with the consent of the Irish Nation that their land, its coasts and harbours, shall be made use of by any Power to dominate the ocean, which should be a free highway for all peoples. We desire that our ports and harbours should be equally accessible to all external nations, and that the present naval and mercantile monopoly over them exercised by England to our great detriment and the detriment of other nations shall be abolished."
Question put and agreed to.