Article 1 - The Nation

Official Literal English translation

Article 1 The Nation

The nation of Éire hereby affirms its inalienable, invincible, sovereign right to establish whatever type of Government they themselves choose, to determine their relationship with other nations, and to promote their political and economic and learned life in accordance with the natural bent and practices of their ancestors.

Points to Consider:

Article 1 is the most important article in the constitution.  As Irish nationals, we are the nation.

As Irish nationals no acts can be applied to us without our consent. We can simply live freely on the land. 

The State is not to be confused with the nation. The State is a juristic person capable of holding property (and is a corporation). It cannot be regarded as a government department. Anyone employed by, or acting for, the State are simply agents for the State, and they cannot claim ownership of the property of the State.

An Irish Citizen is very different from an Irish national.

Citizenship as defined by the 1935 act and the 1956 act.

This 63-article Irish Constitution is the capacity in which we can do business.

There are 2 different types of "citizenship":

1. A citizen of Ireland is a commercial entity represented by our "legal" all-caps name and has no personal rights, only privileges in this capacity. It is a juristic person/resident.

2. A citizen of the State Éire is a human person represented by a given name (fore name) and does allow for personal rights enshrined in your fundamental personal rights as laid out in articles 40 - 44 of An Bunreacht 1937.

Article 63 Kelly The Irish Constitution hierarchy of rights

In the event of a conflict between the hierarchy of constitutional rights, the higher rank must prevail, i.e. the Gaelic text which carries the full canopy of law that justice must be administrated.