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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
It's one way of doing things...
# Shay Guevara
'Intern bank execs and politicians' - revolution in the small ads?
An online recruitment call for revolutionaries promises all the interned a fair trial. At a later date.

HAVE YOU EVER considered joining an army, but find the Defence Forces just a little bit too mainstream?

Have you grown so tired with things in Ireland that you see no future in the ballot box?

Are you really bored and fancy a bit of a run around?

Then this could be the Gumtree ad for you.

In the ad, posted in the jobs section of the site but which has since been taken down, the poster seeks to recruit ‘revolutionaries’ in order to form an army.

The poster aims to “overthrow the Government and take control of the country for the people of Ireland”, adding that the current government are “inept and incompetent at what they were mandated to do”.

Overthrowing a government can be hard work, especially if you can’t get the numbers. Luckily this ad is looking for a fighting force of between 400 and 500. Or about 15 per cent of the Irish who fought in 1916. And that went well.

As for what would happen after the violent overthrow of our democratically elected parliament, details are kept scarce, save for the internment of any banking executive or politician deemed to have played a part in “the destruction of the Irish economy and sovereignty”.

Don’t think this sounds like a military junta or anything, because a fair trial is promised. At ‘a later date’.

And don’t think just anyone is being sought by our wannabe Shay Guevara, because the ad specifically calls for members of An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces to sign up.

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