Delegation: Ireland (Eire)
Event: Pearl-MUN 2004
Student: Mohammad Al Mailem
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Ireland As Gaeilge: Seo dhibh a chairde duan Oglaigh, Cathreimeach briomhar ceolmhar, Ar dtinte cnamh go buacach taid, 'S an speir go min realtogach Is fonnmhar faobhrach sinn chun gleo 'S go tiunmhar gle roimh thiocht do'n lo Fe chiunas chaomh na hoiche ar seol: Seo libh canaidh Amhran na bhFiann Curfa: Sinne Firnna Fail A ta fe gheall ag Eirinn, buion dar slua Thar toinn do rainig chugainn, Fe mhoid bheith saor. Sean tir ar sinsir feasta Ni fhagfar fe'n tioran na fe'n trail Anocht a theam sa bhearna bhaoil, Le gean ar Ghaeil chun bais no saoil Le guna screach fe lamhach na bpilear Seo libh canaidh Amhran na bhFiann. Cois banta reidhe, ar ardaibh sleibhe, Ba bhuachach ar sinsir romhainn, Ag lamhach go trean fe'n sar-bhrat sein Ta thuas sa ghaoith go seolta Ba dhuchas riamh d'ar gcine chaidh Gan iompail siar o imirt air, 'S ag siul mar iad i gcoinne namhad Seo libh, canaidh Amhran na bhFiann Curfa: A bhuion nach fann d'fhuil Ghaeil is Gall, Sin breacadh lae na saoirse, Ta sceimhle 's scanradh i gcroithe namhad, Roimh ranna laochra ar dtire. Ar dtinte is treith gan spreach anois, Sin luisne ghle san speir anoir, 'S an biobha i raon na bpilear agaibh: Seo libh, canaidh Amhran na bh Fiann. Curfa English: We'll sing song, a soldier's song, With cheering rousing chorus, As round our blazing fires we throng, The starry heavens o'er us; Impatient for the coming fight, And as we wait the morning's light, Here in the silence of the night, We'll chant a soldier's song. Chorus: Soldiers are we whose lives are pledged to Ireland; Some have come from a land beyond the wave. Sworn to be free, No more our ancient sire land Shall shelter the despot or the slave. Tonight we man the gap of danger In Erin's cause, come woe or weal 'Mid cannons' roar and rifles peal, We'll chant a soldier's song In valley green, on towering crag, Our fathers fought before us, And conquered 'neath the same old flag That's proudly floating o'er us. We're children of a fighting race, That never yet has known disgrace, And as we march, the foe to face, We'll chant a soldier's song Chorus Sons of the Gael! Men of the Pale! The long watched day is breaking; The serried ranks of Inisfail Shall set the Tyrant quaking. Our camp fires now are burning low; See in the east a silv'ry glow, Out yonder waits the Saxon foe, So chant a soldier's song.
Ireland is an independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government. The president who serves as chief of state, is elected every seven years, and can be elected only once more. The president appoints as prime minister the leader of the political party, or coalition of parties. This wins the most seats in the Dail (House of Representatives). The ultimate court of appeal is the Supreme Court, consisting of the chief justice and five other justices.
The political parties are, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Green party, Labor party, Progressive democrats, Sinn Fien, Socialist party, and The Workerís Party.
From 1800 to 1921, Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 established the Irish Free State which, after World War II, left the British Commonwealth and became a republic. Six northern counties on the island of Ireland--Northern Ireland--remain part of the United Kingdom.
Irish politics remain dominated by the two political parties that grew out of Ireland's bitter 1922-23 civil war. Fianna Fail was formed by those who opposed the 1921 treaty that partitioned the island. Fianna Fail soon became Ireland's largest political party. Fine Gael, representative of the pro-treaty forces, remains the country's second-largest party.
In recent years, however, there have been signs that this largely two-party structure is evolving. Mary Robinson of the Labor Party shocked the political establishment by winning the 1990 presidential election. The two main parties lost ground as the Labor Party scored a historic breakthrough, winning 19% of the vote and 33 seats in the House. As a result of the election, Labor held the balance of power between the two largest parties and initially chose to go into coalition with Fianna Fail. That government collapsed in November 1994.
In 1997, however, there was a return to a more traditional model. In the June general election, Labor lost heavily and was reduced to 18 seats in the Dail. Though Fianna Fail did not win an outright majority, it increased its seats to 76 and was able to form a coalition with the much smaller (4 seats) Progressive Democrats. Fine Gael also picked up seats but was unable to form a coalition with the much-reduced Labor Party. In the November 1997 presidential election, Fianna Fail candidate Mary McAleese, a lawyer from Northern Ireland, won a record victory over four other candidates.
Ireland is divided into 32 counties, including the six British-controlled counties in Northern Ireland. There are no bordering countries to Ireland, but itís close to the United Kingdom. Its cost line is 1,448, its total area is 70,280 sq. km. The river that passes Ireland is, Shannon, the longest river in Ireland and Britain. The lakes are, Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg. The terrains are mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounding by rugged hills and low mountains; there are also sea cliffs on the west coast.
The natural sources found in Ireland are as follows, zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, and silver. It exports from those resources, the natural gas. Ireland doesnít only have natural resources, but about three quarters of the countries land is suitable for agriculture. Beef and dairy cattle are raised in large numbers. It also has potatoes, cereal, and sugar beet. Its industries are linen, crystal glass, whiskey, and beer.
Ireland is a pretty big country, so it must have many people living there. Its population is: 3,924,140 (July 2003 est.). Itís made of 0-14 years: 21.2% (male 427,017; female 404,191), and 15-64 years: 67.4% (male 1,322,982; female 1,322,429), and 65 years and over: 11.4% (male 194,724; female 252,797) (2003 est.). the population growth rate of Ireland is 1.03%. the birth of Ireland is 14.63/1000 (2003 est.). The ethnic groups found in Ireland are, Celtic, English. The religions found in Ireland are, Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9% (1998).
GDP composition by sector: agriculture: 5, industry: 46% services: 49% (2002 est.). The GDP of Ireland since 2002 is: $113.7 billion. The trade partners of Ireland in exporting are, the UK, the US, Belgium, Germany, and France. The trade partners in importing are, the UK, the US, and Germany. Most of the countries industries are from agriculture, potato, cereal, beef, and sugar. Other world famous Irish products are linen, crystal glass, whiskey and beer.
Irelands Military branch is made of the army (including naval service and air cops), also of national police. The age of entering the military obligatory is 17 years of age, but in the military, there are only males, and theyíre ages start from 15-49. There are 1,020,182 (2003 est.) these are the only ones that are available. The expenses paid for the military every year are approximately, $700 billion dollars. The total expenses of the military reach up to 0.9%.
Views on world problems:
Ireland is quite a big country, and as you know, it is also an island, so itís isolated from all other countries, it does not have many enemies, but it did have a problem with the United Kingdom, but now itís solved. So you can see Ireland is a very peaceful country, that doesnít like trouble. Ireland also did not take any military action against terrorism. You can also tell that if it does not have any problems with any other countries, that it must have many allies, and they cannot be counted with fingers. Some of them are: Germany, France, the UK, the US, Belgium, and much much more. But still, relations between Irish citizens, and English citizen, remains uncalm, they do not seem to appreciate each other.
Ireland was first found by some fishers and hunters. Celtic people settled in Ireland in around 300 BC, and early Ireland became a center of Christianity. In the 12th century, the English invaded Ireland, but it was not until the 16th century when they controlled the whole island. In 1921, the British gave home rule to the southern 26 counties, where the majority of the people were catholic. The Northern 6 counties were and still remain ruled by the English. In 1949 the south became a republic.
The Gaels, made their way to the island sometime between about 600 and 150 BC. At 1168, the English invaded the Irish. By the year 1841- 1851, the population of Ireland dropped from 8.2 million, till 6.6 million citizens, all because of starvation, diseases, and emigration. Most of them left to the United States of America. In 1920, Ireland split into two parts, the north and the south. At 1921 south Ireland and Britain, signed a treaty, that Ireland is a free state.
A subsequent civil war broke out between pro-treaty and anti-treaty factions but ultimately the treaty stood. Ireland was then within the British Commonwealth, but it lasted only 11 years, until 1948. Then the republic of Ireland was born. In 1972, the Republic of Ireland joined the European Economic Community (EEC) along with the United Kingdom and Denmark. That same year, the Northern Irish State was dissolved and the six counties were put under direct rule from London. Celtic people settled in Ireland around 300 BC, and early Ireland became an important center of Christianity. In the 12th century England invaded Ireland, not until the 16th century that they had the whole island. In 1921, the British government granted them home rule to the southern 26 counties, where the majority of the people were Catholic. The northern six counties, where there was a Protestant majority, remained as part of the United Kingdom.
The south became a republic in 1949.
Issue # 1: The issue of displaced people:
It was just recent that the UN, through a number of its agencies, has begun to improve its capacity to provide humanitarian assistance, protection and reintegration support to the numbers of internally displaced people worldwide. The UN is now is trying to decrease the amount of displaced people through out the world. Even though it might be impossible, but the UN might provide these people with all the materials and shelter they are in need of.
In Ireland, there are large amounts of displaced people that are increasing in a huge amount. 400 individuals ask for asylum each year. They are coming from all over the world, and they are countries such as: China, Kosovo, Algeria, Romania, Afghanistan, Somalia, Colombia and else where. There are at least 100,000 asylum applications still being processed in the UK and Ireland.
Issue # 2: The issue of generic drugs:
Generic drugs are less expensive drugs, but are the same therapeutic value as brand-name drugs. Generic medicines appear on the market when the protection of original primary medicines, assured by patent, is expired. Generic drugs are publicized as their chemical name, and not the name of the original brand. The countries most concerned with this issue are undoubtedly African countries. The US is also taking this issue very serious consideration. Canada is about to be the first country to allow companies to legally make and export, cheap generic medicines for developing nations.
See, now what Irelandís doing, is that they are allowing generic drugs, since they are half the price, and help all woman with breast and ovarian cancer. Also AIDS patients with Karposa sarcoma. The organization behind all of this help in selling generic drugs to, sick patients of cancer and AIDS is, NOW (National Organization for woman). To do this they are pressuring to stop an unconscionable, and so far successful, campaign to block the marketing of generic drugs that would cost only half the price.
Issue # 3: The issue of weapons of mass destruction:
Weapons of mass destruction are defined as weapons that kill and destroy people. They are weapons such as chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons. The exchange and use of weapons of mass destruction has increased a lot over the years, Countries are buying them and using against other countries in a violent way.
Ireland is a very peaceful country, which does not cooperate with theses kinds of weapons. Ireland does buy weapons, but it does not buy neither biological, nor chemical, nor radiological, nor nuclear weapons. It buys weapons to teach its soldiers how to defend its own country. But Ireland is willing to support any resolution against buying or using biological weapons.
Submitted by: Republic of Ireland Delegate: Mohammed Al Mailam Issue: The right of displaced people and how it can be solved by the UN.
Defining displaced people as people that are displaced in their own country worth no shelter,
Taking into consideration that they are humans that should be welcomed into there countries with shelter, education, and jobs,
Welcoming the fact that there are over 100,000 displaced people through out the world,
Recognizing that there are countries who are not welcoming people into there home land,
Keeping in mind that there are people who have send over 100,000 applications to enter Ireland and the UK,, also keeping in mind that these people are coming from China, Kosovo, Algeria, Romania, Afghanistan, Somalia, Colombia and else where,
1-Resolves the creation of the new sub organization called, the United Nations Organization for Displaced People (UNODP): a. meetings will be held in Switzerland, b. each country should have a member; the UNODP prefers it to be foreign minister, c. there will be three meetings held every year, April, August, and December, and in in case of emergency situations, d. they UNODP will raise money using fund-raisers, e. the UNODP will build shelters to who ever is in need of one, f. the UNODP will also provide education for the elderly, and the young;
2-Urges countries to report any displaced people to the UNODP, to help with the situation;
3-Request that all countries that are willing and able to host displaced people to help the UNODP;
4-Notes that the UNODP will hire experts in displaced people issues to provide solutions;
5-Draws the attention that the UNODP will pay for any help problems, the displaced people are in need of;
6-Resolves that this will decrease the number of displaced people around the world;
Good afternoon Honorable chair, fellow delegates. From the land of Irish coffee and green clovers, Ireland welcomes you to this event, and we hope that after today the world will be a better place. Ireland is a peace loving country that is willing to do what ever it can to bring peace to the world. Ireland is a country who is friends with every one. It is a country which likes to solve its own problems.
One of the biggest problems found in Ireland is the issue of displaced people, which Ireland will be talking about. It is an issue that should not only concern Ireland, but all the countries standing before me on this stage. I hope all the countries out there support the issue of displaced people, and stand with Ireland to support it, and not to be against it. So help Ireland make the world a better place for every living soul.