Bring back the Brehon Law — 13 Comments

  1. Brehon law was acknowledged as the fairest in the world.There is an argument that that it was kinda biased to favour the female(probably goes to show that even the finest judicial systems have their flaws).

    • The difference as I see it….

      A bloke steals my car and is caught.

      Under Brehon Law, he has to return the car, replace it with a car of equal value, or pay me compensation.

      Under current law, there are courts, solicitors, judges, appeals and ultimately [with luck] a prison sentence with all that costs the state.  And what do I get?  Fuck all.

      Which is the most sensible?

      • Brehon Law sounds wonderful, effective, cheap and cuts the cancer of state completely away. What's not to like?

  2. Meanwhile here in the land of the ginormous state

    HMG never happier than when spunking their tax theft up the fucking wall.
    1. Accelerating the journey between concept and commercialisation 
    2. Connecting the innovation landscape

    3. Turning government action into business opportunity
    4. Investing in priority areas based on potential 
    5. Continuously improving our capability 

    It's looking like there aren't going to be enough lamp posts.

    • Btw Bill/watch out for pointless roadworks until the end of Dec.Assuming your lot operate same as all our fucking useless assholes in the local councils "use it or lose it" is their only budget philosophy.

  3. "I think stripping him of his pension and assets and donating them to the original cause would be just restitution?"

    I think stripping the bastards skin off would be more appropriate. I am sick and tired of listening to these bastards justifying their greedy grubbing ways. Politico's, charity CEO's and the like. Fucking arseholes the lot of em.



  4. During Brehon Law times an aggrieved person could sit outside the home of a wrongdoer and go on hunger strike in order morally to enforce restitution. Maybe there was a punishment-fits-the-crime system as well. I can imagine that if someone stole honey and bog butter and was caught the appropriate punishment was for the thief to be bound and buried up to the neck covered in bog butter and honey near an anthill. Just imagine that the lovely natural food didn't satisfy the appetites of those hardworking ants!

    Allowing ourselves to be walked on by government and individual ripoff scams is part of Irish national identity. Another pressing identity issue is the question of male national hygiene. Here is a link to an important American debate on the matter: –    Under my Brehon law system a new aromatic cowpatty soap would be produced for compulsory use by defaulters.


    • I really must read up more on this Brehon Law business.  It seems to rely far more on restitution than revenge or punishment, which is fair.  If a person isn't going to benefit from a crime, then why bother?  And under our current system, all the victim gets is a "day in court" – a fat lot of fucking use.

      • Agreed. The roman law tradition leaves many victims of crimes unsatisfied. Brehon laws need to be clarified re. principles and punishments. Ask a folklore/celtic studies expert for some leads. I do hope my idea for compulsory cowpatty soap can fit into a Brehon law context. Hanging and flogging are too good for some malefactors.

      • I've got some info somewhere on these electronic storage devices about the Molmutine Laws which reveals how far reaching and sensible these Laws are and shows why they have been suppressed and replaced by the fakery that is legislation by law society.
        Still looking but I found this about King Arthur .. makes one think?
        If it's as dark in Ireland today as it is in this part of the British Isles have a butchers.

  5. Totally agree.  Take a look at the Sister Fidelma fictional mysteries, or Ellis's scholarly publications for a better appreciation of the time when Government did not abuse human rights.

    "Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943) is a historian, literary biographer and novelist who has published over 90 books to date under his own name and that of his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on Celtic history and culture. Under his Tremayne pseudonym he is the author of the international bestselling Sister Fidelma Mystery series." 

    Try for an introduction.

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