We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.
Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all the dangers which war can inflict.
From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.
It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.
By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme.
Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone, after France had fallen and before America entered the War.
We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme.
God has been pleased to save us during the years of war that have already passed. We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end. But we must do our part.
The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more difficult as time went on and we became more and more isolated.