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PostSubject: Re: Sarkozy Egged - But for Breton not Irish Independence   Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:17 am

To divert this thread back to thje original topic some Breton Nationalists emigrated to Ireland after the Second World War because it wasn`t safe for them to remain in France after they had sided with the Germans. They chose Ireland as a destination because it was the only Celtic nation state in the world. (Even if the idea of a Celtic race is becoming eroded by historians etc.) Some of them even learned Irish. One of them lived in Co. Galway and died within the last ten years. I remember his death. Heuseff I think his name was.
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PostSubject: Re: Sarkozy Egged - But for Breton not Irish Independence   Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:29 am

I knew a Galway man and he was married to a woman and he used to call her Heuseff.
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PostSubject: Re: Sarkozy Egged - But for Breton not Irish Independence   Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:32 pm

Many will be pleased to hear this news:

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01/09/2008 - 15:10:46
A relieved French waiter, who was arrested for trying to pelt France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy with eggs on his arrival at Government Buildings in July, today gave the thumbs up to Irish justice.

Michael Audran (aged 35), with an address at Drumderg, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim, had pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive behaviour contrary to the Public Order Act, at Merrion Street, in Dublin, during Sarkozy’s one-day visit, on July 21 last.

President Sarkozy had been in Ireland to meet politicians and lobby groups to address concerns over the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

Audran, who has been living in Ireland for about three years, was brought to court that day where he had been ordered to pay €150 to the Fr. Peter McVerry Trust in lieu of a conviction as well as a €300 fine with three months to pay and five days’ jail in default.

Today Audran, who is originally from Brittany, in France, handed over the money in court.

Judge Cormac Dunne said “thank you for your donation, the matter is completed” as he struck out the charge.

Garda Sergeant Paul Tallon of Harcourt Terrace station had said earlier that Audran made no reply when he was charged.

Gda-Sgt Tallon had told the court at 1.20pm on July 21 last “a security cordon was set up at Government Buildings as the French president arrived.”

“He attempted to break through and throw eggs. He managed to throw one which missed the car.”

The court was told that Audran had no previous convictions and was agreeable to making a contribution to charity.

He had been granted bail at his first court appearance with a condition banning him from “any building in which the French President is located” for the duration of his visit.

Outside court yesterday today following his hearing, Audran was in buoyant form and said, “I think Irish justice has been very kind.”

“I know that in France it would have been six months in jail and a €7,500 fine,” he claimed.

However, Audran still went on to brand Sarkozy a “dictator” and went on to say that if the French premier returned to Ireland, “I’ll be waiting.”

“He is a dictator, he tries to control everything, I don’t want him to control Ireland,” he said smiling.”
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