I run a music company that performs, composes , records, teaches, and makes radio programmes. We have won many awards and sold in the tens of thousands. All of the royalties were stolen, as the free state decided sometime in the 1990's not to have any more independent music. So along with all the other artists of that period, our work was bootlegged and sold off at an enterprise Ireland trade stand at Midem trade fair for sale at Walmart. Our CD's were stolen by U2 through their dissolved distribution outlet; again no action from the Free state
Yet that is not the main point here. The takeover of science in Ireland by the CIA through its InQTel front in the person of Anita Jones has resulted in the Irish taxpayer funding US spooks, unaccountable even to the US electorate, to the tune of about $1 billion a year. The main point is that the Free state does not allow Irish people express themselves in any advanced cultural activity and is almost certainly actively involved in cultural genocide..
After a lot of work, we have managed to find a home for jazz in Gaelic in a downtown SF club. The owner, who is gay, loves our theater background, and commented that he wants something classy, a contrast to the burlesque infecting SF. The Free state's response to this need? An ugly transvestite and kitsch;
Something needs to be done, as there is no doubt that talented artists are among those being evicted from their homes in Ireland. As for those of us abroad, the Free state is just more garbage to deal with.