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2016-04-12 21:28

The truth should be heard by all,800 years of injustice to the Irish
people by the dirty hands of the British goverment!



2016-04-13 19:53

Because genocide is still going on around the world and is being ignored or covered up and I feel very strongly that we should not support Governments that continue to do this.



2016-04-14 18:50

This must be made know to the world. Because I know that it has touch these of Irish descent today this day. I know what it did to my Grandfather Patrick Young from Western Cork. These are still affecting us today. Especially the lose of the Irish Language.



2016-04-14 21:46

I feel it necessary to educate people with facts



2016-04-15 08:46

I have a great grand father who served in the American civil war, during my research I come across a lot that I did not know about what went on at that time then thing that I found changed my mind. It was because of the British Government at the time.



2016-04-15 11:07

Pursuit of truth and special interest being 7th generation Irish convict descendant on desease ridden convict vessels in early 1800's to Australia



2016-04-17 15:34

It is time the whole truth came out. The famine is still being taught in schools as an 'accident', it wasn't, it was genocide.



2016-04-26 09:43

The Great Hunger



2016-05-04 17:01

Both me and my husband's people are from Ireland, we've read many books about the great hunger.



2016-05-04 17:11

because their never was a famine in ireland ,their was a potato blight , it was genocide ,when the ships left the limerick docks the water was coming over the side of the ships because they were so weighted down with livestock for mother england ,
across the rives the english soldiers were battering back the women and children trying to get into the work house ,fact not fiction ,these people some of them must have being my ancestors ,thats why i signed your petition ,famine my arse



2016-05-04 22:45

I believe that there was sufficient food in Ireland at the time It was an economic policy ---laissez-faire and our people died It was genocide ---an unforgivable act



2016-05-05 08:41

my ancestors came from Ireland and I would rather the whole true story was told.



2016-05-06 10:20

Because we were exporting the finest of beef,lamb,butter and grain, and the poor tenant farmers dying from hunger in rhe ditches.



2016-05-10 17:09

Because I am Irish. I turn 65 today and this is the first time I have heard about this part of history. Always thought it had to do with the potato famine.



2016-05-12 18:53

So the world can know the truth.



2016-05-13 14:13

Because of the lack of understanding in Britain I lived there for 40 years heard many jokes lampooning the Irish dead.



2016-05-14 01:14

It was a GENOCIDE. Boat loads of food left Ireland every day for england. My/Our Ancestors needed to be expunged as we always refused foreign rule & the english just wanted our most fertile island to award to their war heroes. Wars that resulted in subjugation of Peoples' from slavery of Africans to India.



2016-05-27 18:16

It's What I Believe



2016-05-28 20:11

When this time in history is described as a "famine", it makes me sick. This was genocide, without question. The DELIBERATE starvation of thousands upon thousands of people was so less than a holocaust! Stealing land, banishing them to certain death - not my definition of famine.



2016-05-29 18:04

Justice must be sought



2016-06-04 01:54

The truth needs to be admitted to and acknowledged



2016-06-04 06:18

It is very sad that a genocide of these proportions took place in our history, and is called misleadingly a famine, yet think how it is still happening today in regions of Africa, etc. Why.does not mankind wake up to the fact that we all are in the same boat here on earth and that we are all interconnected as equal people?



2016-06-04 16:21

It's the truth



2016-07-03 06:47

I signed so that the world will recognise what really happen in Ireland.I dont wish to have the genocide which happened here in Ireland,to be glossed over in history as a Famine.Or that there was a food shortage,food was being exported from Ireland under Military protection.



2016-07-09 22:57

I am 65 yrs old and even as a young girl I thought, Why Did They Do This To The Irish?! I did think of Hitler but just couldn't and did not want to even think about it. My eyes have been open now but it took courageous people as you are to print the history.
Sincerely, Ellen

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