Eire Aonair is a political party of Ireland. It was founded on March 17th 2011.
This party is centred around individual freedom, value politics, and community.
Eire Aonair communicates using in-game resources (articles, group private messages & live feed), forum, and IRC.
IRC Channel #EireAonair
The founding constitution of Eire Aonair outlines the core guidelines of the party. A copy of the constitution can be read in the visitors center of the Eire Aonair forum. You are not required to register with their forum in order to view copies of documents in the visitor's center.
Link to full constitution: click here
|Summary of Constitution|
Eire Aonair's constitution outlines four basic values: community, individual responsibility, fair play/respect, and principles over politics. It identifies independent thought as a main feature of the party and states that free speech, open mindedness, participation in public debate, and honesty should be first and foremost. Essentially, Eire Aonair is outlined as a party of democracy for people with ideas and a willingness to do good.
The Values Concept
Section four of the constitution is titled "The Values Concept". This section proposes a reciprocating relationship between the party, members, and the community. Essentially: the members do right by the community, they lend integrity to the party, which in-turn helps the party's members to be re-elected and continue to help the community. This idea is simple, but it is considered extremely important and all too easily forgotten. Section five re-inforces this idea by encouraging members to take on personal responsibilities and consider their impact on the community.
Balance of Life
Eire Aonair's constitution includes guidelines designed to encourage members to take care of their real lives as well as playing eRepublik. Members are expected to be considerate of the real life commitments and aspirations of other players and to encourage a healthy life style for each other. Members are also advised to pace their in game commitments with the amount of free time that they have in real life for their own sake and for the sake of other players who may be depending on them. Section seven ties into this by ensuring a separation between the party and religious beliefs while also prohibiting discrimination based on religion.
Determining Party Stance
The last section of the constitution states that party stances on current issues can be adopted through discussion. Future party stances developed a system of democratic voting for party stances.
Eire Aonair's principle political values are outlined in their constitution. Additional political stances are decided democratically by the members of the party through a process of proposal and voting. Stances can also be reversed, replaced, or amended through a voting process outlined in section one of each stance. These stances are not partisan commitments, but represent the interests that should be protected by the party's leader in representing the members.
In May of 2011 Eire Aonair passed its official stance on the territory of Northern Ireland in eRepublik.  The stance outlines that Northern Ireland is legitimately an original territory of the UK where Ireland is defined as the Republic of Ireland rather than the island. This conclusion is drawn in response to ideas of a United Ireland that come from real life history. The stance goes on to say that despite this conclusion, Northern Ireland is still a natural target for Ireland's military since the other two of Ireland's neighbours are historical in-game allies, and Northern Ireland is a border region with Ireland. This stance supports a strategic view of Northern Ireland rather than a fanatical one.
In September of 2011 a new official stance was passed by Eire Aonair outlining the democratic expectations of the party for Ireland.  The document supports a discrimination free democracy where loyal citizens are encouraged to vote without being under duress or authoritative instruction. It also makes comments on the ideals of logical debate rather than rhetoric or pure propaganda. In addition, the conditions of party support are outlined stating that, "(the) official political support of Eire Aonair for a political candidate does not represent a guaranteed vote from all of the party's members."
In August of 2013 a new policy was enacted in order to provide political opportunities to members of political parties which are not in the top five. Within this document would-be candidates with Eire Aonair who are loyal and active to alternative eIrish political parties are described as "external candidates". Under this policy the discretion of Eire Aonair's leadership is required in determining which external candidates are suitable to participate in this new policy. The reasoning behind this stance, which was voted into effect by the members of Eire Aonair, is to lend a voice to political minorities who would otherwise be unable to find representation in Dail, in the same way that Eire Aonair benefitted from the good will of many top 5 political parties when it was such a minority. It was determined that such a policy was necessary because of the complications presented by the new congress election system, where political parties are voted for rather than candidates. In an effort to take into account the effects of this change the following rules are instated with regard to external candidates:
1. A maximum of two external candidates may be permitted willful priority by the party president of Eire Aonair. 2. No external candidate shall be appointed by the party president a top five spot above any proven member of Eire Aonair.
Within the bounds of these rules the priority of external candidates will be determined in the same way as all other candidates, through the rankings provided by Eire Aonair's leadership board (party president, vice president, secretary general, councillor, and spokesman).
Eire Aonair has been home to many players of various real life and in game backgrounds ranging from anarcho-capitalists to socialists. Dominantly Eire Aonair's members communicate in english and endorse an Irish cultural foundation.
|March 17 2011 - April 18 2011||Ian E Coleman||-|
|April 18 2011 - May 15 2011||Goku Jones||2 (100.00%)|
|May 16 2011 - June 15 2011||Ian E Coleman||8 (100.00%)|
|June 16 2011 - July 15 2011||Ian E Coleman||14 (87.50%)|
|July 16 2011 - Aug 15 2011||D-Glennon||5 (83.33%)|
|Aug 16 2011 - Sept 15 2011||D-Glennon||12 (75.00%)|
|Sept 16 2011 - Oct 15 2011||D-Glennon||11 (68.75%)|
|Oct 16 2011 - Oct 26 2011||MikeBane||9 (40.91%)|
|Oct 26 2011- Nov 15 2011||Bhane||-|
|Nov 16 2011 - Dec 15 2011||D-Glennon||11 (78.57%)|
|Dec 16 2011 - Jan 15 2012||Bassy||5 (50.00%)|
|Jan 16 2012 - Feb 15 2012||Ian E Coleman||6 (54.55%)|
|Feb 16 2012 - March 15 2012||Darragh Davis||6 (75.00%)|
|March 16 2012 - April 15 2012||D-Glennon||5 (50.00%)|
|April 16 2012 - May 15 2012||Joey Millz||5 (55.56%)|
|May 16 2012 - June 15 2012||Joey Millz||6 (66.67%)|
|June 16 2012 - July 15 2012||MrConwayTwitty||7 (63.64%)|
|July 16 2012 - Aug 15 2012||Joey Millz||5 (71.43%)|
|Aug 16 2012 - Sept 15 2012||Joey Millz||6 (60.00%)|
|Sept 16 2012 - Oct 15 2012||Joey Millz||4 (40.00%)|
|Oct 16 2012 - Nov 15 2012||Ian E Coleman||4 (66.67%)|
|Nov 16 2012 - Dec 15 2012||Klynn||4 (36.36%)|
|Dec 16 2012 - Jan 15 2013||Viktor Kurgan||9 (64.29%)|
|Jan 16 2013 - Feb 15 2013||Leo Demidov||6 (50.00%)|
|Feb 16 2013 - March 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||22 (84.52%)|
|March 16 2013 - April 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||31 (83.78%)|
|April 16 2013 - May 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||29 (87.88%)|
|May 16 2013 - June 15 2013||Marinko Margarin||17 (47.22%)|
|June 16 2013 - July 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||19 (70.37%)|
|July 16 2013 - August 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||24 (92.31%)|
|August 16 2013 - September 15 2013||Ian E Coleman||30 (83.33%)|
|September 16 2013 - October 15 2013||Sir Adriano Prette||10 (32.26%)|
|October 16 2013 - November 15 2013||EmFaMe||14 (53.85%)|
|November 16 2013 - December 15 2013||Rafaia||21 (63.64%)|
|December 16 2013 - January 15 2014||Rafaia||23 (100.00%)|
|January 16 2014 - February 15 2014||Don Croata||21 (75.00%)|
|February 16 2014 - March 15 2014||Rafaia||10 (38.46%)|
|March 16 2014 - April 15 2014||Daniel.Plainview||14 (87.50%)|
|March 6 - April 5, 2013||MUFC92 - 3rd Mandate|| 40.78% (73 Votes)|
|April 6 - May 5, 2013||MUFC92 - 4th Mandate|| 66.67% (104 Votes)|
|May 6 - June 5, 2013||Sir Adriano Prette - 1st Mandate|| 30.67% (50 Votes)|
|September 6 - October 5, 2013||Ian E Coleman - 1st Mandate|| 58.06% (90 Votes)|
|October 6 - November 5, 2013||Ian E Coleman - 2nd Mandate|| 61.21% (71 Votes)|
|February 6 - March 5, 2013||Don Croata - 5th Mandate|| 100.00% (81 Votes)|
|Achab Collins, Adelsberger, Aeriala (Kaptain Kidd), Bassy, BiednyMis, Boeffle13, Bristel Akina, CallofCthulhu, Connor H, Columbia, Daniel.Plainview, Darragh Davis, D-Glennon, Domagojvu II, Donnzer, Druidsland, Engineer0, EmFaMe, Endritt Zekka, Frankie Macadelic18, Grannus, Ian E Coleman, Igor7, Irasian, Joey Millz, Johnny Jnr, Klynn, Laoch113, Lee Flanagan, Leo Demidov, Lexone, Loouman, Mary Robinson, Marinko Margarin, MikeBane, MrConwayTwitty, MUFC992, Nataliia from Galicia, New Faustian Man, Nilogic, Rafaia, Releasethe Krakken, Ryan Flaherty, seanlynch, Seanan, Sean Power, Sir Adriano Prette, Stranger Here Myself, Teutorix Aleria, Tom Becca, Ulaidian, Uljanov, Viktor Kurgan, 10.1.13.5.19|
Eire Aonair's name and symbol (the raven) were inspired by the influences of Eire Aontaithe and its founder Wandering Rian. Eire Aonair was founded on March 17, 2011 by Ian E Coleman. This was after the complete wipe of eIreland in December 2010 that had removed all of eIreland's previous political parties - an event that forced the nation to start over from scratch. Three months after this event, the political scene of eIreland was saturated with new political parties. The high saturation of eIreland's political scene explains the slow growth of the party and much of the continued difficulties that would be faced in the future.
Eire Aonair was founded as a freethinking semi-partisan party - a party driven by principles rather than political ideology that would look for the best ideas from every corner of the political scene. The party would encourage free speech, constructive debate, and smart gameplay. As shown by Eire Aonair's constitution, strong emphasis was placed on the welfare of gamers, encouraging a healthy and supportive community and a balance between gaming and real life.
|Early History (2011-2012)|
Due to timing, shortly after the foundation of Eire Aonair, the party came under attacks from the Bremen Clubhouse, a group of hostile British political take-over agents. At the time Ireland and the UK were continuing their long and heated war with each other. After falling under the control of hostile efforts, Eire Aonair was able to exist underground for one month. In the following month genuine members were able to regain control. During this same time, all of eIreland was engaged in a strategic Anti-takeover effort to avoid giving congress seats to hostile take-over agents - Eire Aonair played an important role in ensuring the success of these efforts.
Eire Aonair and its members have headed many breakthrough projects ranging from economic to military matters. The first member to create a project was Stranger Here Myself who developed The Moynihan Group as an economic think tank. Stranger Here Myself's work and ideas would later lead to award winning projects and in-depth economic discussion.
In June of 2011 Eire Aonair's Donnzer worked with the party to develop the The Black Buck Initiative. This initiative was designed to collect military intelligence and was later re-calibrated to collect information and statistics for analysis. 
In late July of 2011 an article published on behalf of Eire Aonair, Eire Aonair Test Run Company Project: A More Efficient Commune, won the award for Article of the Month in June 2011.  This project was the collaborative effort of many members and involved active experimentation and economic study to increase the efficiency of military communes. The project concluded that by using a purchased based model (rather than a production version) efficiency could be improved by more than 40%. The new model was the brainchild of EA economist Stranger Here Myself. Sir Adriano Prette ran the practical research and analysis for the project, including the management of the company and the calculations of efficiency comparisons
Also in July 2011, the party took large steps to improve internal communication under the guidance D-Glennon. This coincided with admin changes to ingame communications that allowed for a shout feed and conference private messages. At the same time, through his suggestion Joey Millz initiates the creation of an Eire Aonair Department of Recruitment. The new department aims to help generate interest and gain new members for the party.
JIG and EAMU
Around the middle of August 2011 Stranger Here Myself creates a new Group Joint Investment Scheme with the Moynihan Group, modelled after similar work done in Hungary. The new project operates by allowing a group of investors to found Q4 companies in a short period of time through a system of group payments.
By September Eire Aonair's Joint Investment Project is continuing with considerable success. The remaining participants (Patrick O'Leary, Connor H, Stranger Here Myself, John Gormley, Sir Adriano Prette, joey millz, D-Glennon, and Ian E Coleman) continue to make contributions, and by the end of the month four Q4 companies are already constructed. This project would end a success, with all of the participants benefiting. At this same time Eire Aonair's project of creating a military unit is realized when agreements with Bassy finally come into fruition. Bassy donates his military unit, once called Troid na hEireann Arm, to the newly formed E.A.M.U. to be used as its military unit. For his great contribution to the party and the E.A.M.U. project, Bassy is made the first Chief Command Officer of the new unit. New uniforms and a constitution are made public and recruitment begins. This MU is later discontinued due to supply problems, only to be re-opened in the summer of 2012. Later EAMU was disbanded again in favour of supporting a central national military unit, Irish Army. With many successful innovations and ideas, EAMU becomes a model for a new more open Irish Army as EAMU soldiers join their central national force.
November of 2011 was a difficult month for Eire Aonair. After being elected to Party President, MikeBane was met with resistance following his decisions to change elements of the party's public image. Many of MikeBanes changes reflected his famous ego - changing the name and description of the party to focus on his leadership. Bane also opted to redesign elements of the Eire Aonair logo, compromising the black raven for a red star.
These changes were met with resistance from the core members of Eire Aonair. Although purely cosmetic, the focus of party image on MikeBane's leadership was seen as a contradiction to the party's values for group leadership, democratically focused decision making, and teamwork. The red star added to the party's logo was seen as a symbol for the political left, and many Eire Aonair members were unhappy with the abolishment of the raven, which had been an important symbol of the party since its foundation nine months ago.
Following the large amount of negative feedback regarding his changes, MikeBane decided to undo the changes he had made and to apologize to the party. He did promise not to make any such changes again without consulting the members of the party first.
Despite MikeBane reverting his changes as party president, some members of Eire Aonair remained unsatisfied with MikeBane's leadership. Following a damaging article from a fellow member of Eire Aonair regarding his actions during the term, MikeBane would resign from the position of Party President. The article in question presented MikeBane as a political takeover leader and self-absorbed dictator, despite being published after an apology by MikeBane and the reversion of the changes that were objected to. According to the founder of Eire Aonair, Ian E Coleman "I believe that (the controversial actions of Mike) (were) an honest mistake - rather than a PTO which I think of as a malicious and conscious attack." 
After MikeBane's resignation, Bhane, a trusted friend of Eire Aonair and a loyal member of the Irish Union Party, took the temporary position of party president to protect the party during its transition. Later the Party President position was passed to Reactionist for the remainder of the term.
Joey Millz Era
On April 16, 2012 Joey Millz was elected to lead Eire Aonair for the first time. It would be the first of five wins for Joey in the next six months, tying him with D-Glennon for the most times leading the party, and doing so in a convincingly consecutive fashion. As a loyal member of Eire Aonair, Joey lead as a conservative president - preserving the parties logo, forum, and description for the summer months. Joey's terms lasted from April 16, 2012 to September 2012, with the exception of the June elections which were won by MrConwayTwitty.
In September the admin introduced reforms to the political module, and falling activity lead to a decline in Eire Aonair's standing. The new political module introduced a system where party presidents prioritize congress candidates on a list and elections were determined by voting for each party, rather than the old system where each candidate could be voted for independently.
October 2012 Renewal By mid-November, the party had grown to 18 members, and was only two members short of the top five where Independent Voices had 20.
|Late History (2013-2014)|
On February 10, 2013, it was announced that Saoirse, the second largest political party at the time, would become a part of Eire Aonair.  To avoid a large amount of membership attrition, the members of Eire Aonair moved into the Saoirse party and the name and description of Saoirse were then changed to Eire Aonair's. This brought Eire Aonair from having less than 20 members and being out of the top five, to having more than 50 members and being the second place party. The effect of the merger was that all of the members of Saoirse had joined under the original constitution and legacy of the Eire Aonair. Saoirse and Eire Aonair had both been like minded and similar in their approaches to political philosophy in many ways before the merger. This merger removed significant pressure from the political scene in eIreland by bringing more of eIreland under the top five.
On February 15, 2013, Ian E Coleman, the founder of EA, was elected the first party president of the merged Eire Aonair.  The merger had been negotiated under the party presidencies of Uljanov (Saoirse) and Leo Demidov (EA). For the first month the party was run to be run by a council with two members from each party - MUFC92 (Saoirse founder), Uljanov (last Saoirse president), Leo Demidov (president of EA for January '13), and Sir Adriano Prette (long time member of EA). The merged Eire Aonair would go on to win their first congress elections with the most total votes (50) and 11 (27.93%) elected congress representatives.