Revive the Boycott! After the Kells eviction. Those responsible have no place amongst us!


The unforgivable images which have emerged in recent days – depicting the forced eviction of the Lloyd family from their family home in Kells County Meath – should serve as a wakeup call to the Irish Nation, illustrating the severity of the Class War now being waged upon us by the agents of Foreign and domestic capitalism.

The brutal 19th century evictions of downtrodden Irish families at the bidding of foreign financiers cast an eternal spectre over the Irish psyche; it was and remains an enduring image, representative of the oppression of our people.

In the classrooms across our country, through song, fireside stories and in print, accounts of the heartless actions of crown bailiffs, court sheriffs’ and their hired constabulary were etched into the Irish mindset and (until recently) instilled both a resolute class based hatred for the word ‘bailiff’ and a national determination that such humiliation as endured by previous Irish generations would not be repeated in the time of existing generations.

Also taught to the children of Ireland, was the tried and tested Irish tactic of mass working class resistance, known now as the ‘Boyott’. The means by which one Captain Boycott was driven from his ill gotten lands and indeed from Ireland itself by tactics in which both him and his locally hired mercenaries, guilty of assisting in the infliction of socio-economic hardship upon Irish Families would be shunned and rejected in all possible interactions, making their existence within the community virtually impossible.

The tactic was probably best summed up by Parnell, when he explained….’When a man takes a farm from which another has been evicted, you must shun him on the roadside when you meet him – you must shun him in the streets of the town – you must shun him in the shop – you must shun him on the fair green and in the market place, and even in the place of worship, by leaving him alone, by putting him in moral Coventry, by isolating him from the rest of the country, as if he were the leper of old – you must show him your detestation of the crime he committed’.

The financiers ultimately responsible for the eviction of the Lloyds from their family home on Wednesday, know nothing of this legacy nor the shared National/Class history familiar to all but the youngest of Irish people. They are not of our people nor of the Working Class, and in all matters (financial & social) the old saying ‘what can you expect from a pig but a grunt’ serves as an apt analysis of the action and motives of mortgage lender Stepstone Mortgages, an American finance company which (according to ‘Real Irish Media’) operate from 1, Spenser Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

However in this (and the many more shameful evictions which have occurred here over recent years) there are those from both our National and Working Class social pool who are well aware of what was our deep rooted and sacred duty to avoid and resist any repetition of the humiliation of another Irish Family being dumped by the roadside, by the Bailiffs, the Sherriff’s and the hired Constabulary of Foreign financiers.

By their greed driven actions, Irish traitors such as Solicitors AC Forde & Co whose offices are at 14, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 (tel. 01 6608955), have forfeited the right to consider themselves as of the Irish people and deserve to be rejected from amongst us through the use of the Boycott tactic mentioned above.

So to for The County Registrar responsible for issuing the eviction order, be it Bridget O’Malley or her Louth ‘stand-in’ Mairead Ahern. So too the Assistant Sherriff Bernie McCormack who resides at Meadstown, Dunderry, Navan, Co. Meath.

Bailiff Joseph Moran also sits on this Roll of Dishonour, as having turned his back on the Irish people and the Irish Working Class in particular. Indeed all who co-operated in this forced eviction deserve to be rejected as the Class/National traitors they are.

The Irish Republican Socialist Party, in response to the increasing severity of unjustifiable class war on our most vulnerable (the most shocking of which being the re-emergence of the forced eviction) calls for the revival of the tactic of popular Boycott. That a database of the guilty be drawn up nationwide and distributed to communities for the purposed of peaceful yet effective resistance.

We call for this measure in defence of our class and as a demonstration to the heartless minority (be they Financers, Sherrifs, Bailiffs or Gardai) that the Irish people, in the proud history of our fighting forefathers, will not suffer perpetually for the interests of Foreign capital.