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Thread: Selling the Nation's historical documents for personal gain, just how low can FFers go?

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    Default Selling the Nation's historical documents for personal gain, just how low can FFers go?

    I thought I'd seen it all when the gurrier corner-boy crawled into the cupboard to sell newspapers.
    Now this: Andrews to sell signed copy of Belfast Agreement - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 05, 2013
    Is there any level below which they won't stoop?

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    Looking forward to seeing that sketch on 'The Savage Eye'....


    And why would we be surprised ? They've already sold out the whole country from under us, this is just the paperwork.

    Now you'd be surprised if you learned that Abe Lincoln had sold The Gettysburg Address...
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    How important is this yoke? It's only a copy and who is going to pay 3000 plus for it? I have seen such like signed papers in museums and my eyes glaze over with boredom. Having said that I suppose it has some limited historical value and since it's owner appears to be a well heeled and highly state pensioned politician the auction of same might raise questions. But then again perhaps he really needs the money. It is his personal property to do with as he pleases. Either way a storm In a teacuP
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    Does the copy of the Belfast Agreement not belong to the State? Andrews was there in his capacity representing Ireland, therefore all official papers belong to the nation. If he was selling off personal notes etc then maybe a different story. These papers should be placed in the National Archives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    How important is this yoke? It's only a copy and who is going to pay 3000 plus for it? I have seen such like signed papers in museums and my eyes glaze over with boredom. Having said that I suppose it has some limited historical value and since it's owner appears to be a well heeled and highly state pensioned politician the auction of same might raise questions. But then again perhaps he really needs the money. It is his personal property to do with as he pleases. Either way a storm In a teacuP
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    How important is this yoke? It's only a copy and who is going to pay 3000 plus for it? I have seen such like signed papers in museums and my eyes glaze over with boredom.

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    How does Andrews "own" this document? How did that happen?
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    What do the Gardai have to say about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagel View Post
    I thought I'd seen it all when the gurrier corner-boy crawled into the cupboard to sell newspapers.
    Now this: Andrews to sell signed copy of Belfast Agreement - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 05, 2013
    Is there any level below which they won't stoop?
    Maybe he should donate it to the DUP, they clearly havn't read it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoteFFno1 View Post
    What do the Gardai have to say about this?
    Has an official complaint been lodged? Sounds like something you could do.... You know, seeing as how ye are FF Nua now not the old FF.
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