Laigheann

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An Tír Laigheann
Laigheann
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Motto: In Veritae Triumphi
In Truth, Triumph
Anthem: Hymn of the Motherland (Iomann an dTír)
CapitalAn Loch
Largest city Laigheach
Official languages English, Irish
Demonym Laigheach
Government Republic
 •  Prime Minister Liam Forristal
 •  Vice Prime Minister Andrew Hallissey
Population
 •  2018 estimate 660,743
Currency Laigheach Punt (LPT)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY
Drives on the right
Calling code +535
ISO 3166 code LH
Internet TLD .lh

Laigheann is a country in the Zendari world.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of the name Laigheann comes from the ancient Gaelic word 'laighean', meaning spear. An ancient tribesman, Laigheann Mac Cómhaltáin formed a tribe in the area that would eventually become An Tír Laigheann, or Laigheann for short. In English, Laigheann is known as Lyon, but attempts to implement this name were not a roaring success.

History[edit | edit source]

The country remained a hermit state from its formation in around 583 until the 1800s. Around this point, Thearian merchants began to arrive from the nearby nation of Éimi, which formed a small minority around the city of Prod, which eventually grew into a majority. This led to English being installed as a main language in the country, and a parliament being formed in the year 1844. Before that, the country had been ruled largely by pogues, who were priests who had been trained in both law and medicine.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Laigheann has a rich history of culture. Since the 1200s, the old style music tradition of Shan-Nos singing has remained a tradition in many a household, with the Cashlawn Barr Shan-Nos Singing Fleadh attracting thousands of visitors per year. Examples of these kinds of songs include Sean Ó Bhearghá's rendition of the old folk song, Amhrán an Bó and the Bríd Nic Craith written Cá Bhfuil Mo Gheansaí.

Outside of this, Laigheann is known for its famous dancing traditions. The national dance of the Uiscedamhsa, written by an expatriate of Laigheann, Mike Yanke in 1977, has been a famed part of Laigheach culture and is performed at every major football game that the Laigheach national football, rugby or cricket team plays, along with the national anthem.

Government[edit | edit source]

Since its parliament was formed, the main party in Laigheann has been the Labour Party. Other parties include the Nationalist Party, Na Daoine (The People) and the Christian Party, the latter of which failed to elect any members in the last parliament election.

The parliament consists of 100 members: 5 from each constituency.

List of current parliament members[edit | edit source]

NAME SURNAME PARTY CONSTITUENCY NOTES
William Lane Labour An Loch
Grant McGuinness Labour An Loch
Gabriel Driver Labour An Loch
Cómhaltáin Mac Crualaioch Labour An Loch Minister for Housing
Richard Flannery Independent An Loch
Jane O'Brien Labour Ardagh North
Colin O'Connor Labour Ardagh North Minister for Justice and Law
Jason Cantwell Nationalist Party Ardagh North
Pete Roche Labour Ardagh North
Lee Martins Labour Ardagh North
David Bowles Labour Ardagh South
Trevor Daly Labour Ardagh South Minister for Health
Anne Allen Labour Ardagh South
Zach Reynolds Labour Ardagh South Minister for Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy
Tiernan Browne Labour Ardagh South
Conor Lally Labour Ballyfinn Minister for Finance and Business
Craig McDonnell Labour Ballyfinn
Ferdia MacShane Independent Ballyfinn
James Corley Labour Ballyfinn
Sheila Kelly Labour Ballyfinn
Lawrence Hammill Labour Carnmore
Cian Byrne Labour Carnmore
Mary Kate Morgan Labour Carnmore
Ollie Conly Labour Carnmore
Shane O'Dwyer Labour Carnmore
Liam Forristal Labour Clonkilly North PM
David Dunne Independent Clonkilly North
Sonny Warner Labour Clonkilly North
Padraig Murphy Nationalist Party Clonkilly North
Sam Drennan Nationalist Party Clonkilly North
Harry Murphy Labour Clonkilly South
Rod Collins Labour Clonkilly South
Tom McCarthy Labour Clonkilly South
Jack Oliver Labour Clonkilly South
Ellen Kearney Nationalist Party Clonkilly South
Conor Westhuizen Labour Dunageery Minister for Education
Alistair Moreland Labour Dunageery
Niamh Collison Labour Dunageery
James Bhandarkar Labour Dunageery
Walter Scanlon Labour Dunageery
Patrick Joy Labour Inishbawn
Davina Nolan Nationalist Party Inishbawn Leader of the Opposition
Sean Kennedy Labour Inishbawn
Nigel Kinlen Nationalist Party Inishbawn
Bill Quinn Na Daoine Inishbawn
Shea Kenniff Labour IMPO
Patrick Regan Labour IMPO
Wayne Pepper Labour IMPO
Liam Spillane Labour IMPO
Don Malone Independent IMPO
Michael Caffrey Nationalist Party Kilcolman Vice Leader of the Opposition
Sandrine Murphy Labour Kilcolman Minister for Agriculture and Marine Affairs
Gordon Comley Harrop Labour Kilcolman
Conor Gannon Labour Kilcolman
John Drechsel Labour Kilcolman Minister for Communications
Seamus Neville Labour Knockboy
Igor Nazarenko Labour Knockboy
Luis Moraes Labour Knockboy
Geraldine Halligan Labour Knockboy
Liam Byrne Nationalist Party Knockboy
Stephen Cooper Labour Loch More
Kevin Murphy Labour Loch More
John Joe Enright Labour Loch More Minister for Defense
Dale Keenleyside Labour Loch More
Jason Campbell Labour Loch More
Peter Johnson Labour Loch Beg
Emily Marry Labour Loch Beg Minister for Local Affairs
Thomas Costello Labour Loch Beg
James Farrell Labour Loch Beg
Maria Logan Labour Loch Beg
Steven Nagle Nationalist Party Maltingford
Mathieu Ferrier Labour Maltingford
Sean Alton Labour Maltingford
Patricia Curtis Labour Maltingford
Joseph Carroll Labour Maltingford
Celine James Labour Portlinnock North
Dylan Horgan Labour Portlinnock North
Patrick Rowlands Labour Portlinnock North
Alan Keane Labour Portlinnock North Minister for the Environment
Hugh Plowman Labour Portlinnock North
Evan Glenn Labour Portlinnock South
Cillian O'Sullivan Labour Portlinnock South
Ben Fox Labour Portlinnock South
Mateusz Jablonski Independent Portlinnock South
Fred Young Na Daoine Portlinnock South
Shane Morris Labour Rosnoe Minister for Transport and Tourism
Zoe Finnegan Nationalist Party Rosnoe
Andrew Hallissey Labour Rosnoe Vice PM
Ted Philbin Labour Rosnoe
Deborah Barrett Labour Rosnoe
Goran Milosevic Independent Termann
Ross O'Leary Na Daoine Termann
Helen O'Shaughnessy Labour Termann
Leah Considine Labour Termann
Michael Fife Labour Termann
Robert Swan Labour Laigheach Islands
Jacob Rawley Independent Laigheach Islands
Tommy Griffith Nationalist Party Laigheach Islands
Will Hoobin Independent Laigheach Islands
Conrad Jackson Independent Laigheach Islands

Transport[edit | edit source]

There is a small road system in Laigheann, but it is rarely used by anyone, as very affordable metro transport has been made readily available.

Laigheann is served by the LL (Líne Laigheach), a metro service connecting major towns and cities in all of the districts apart from the Islands. All of the routes are profitable due to the popularity of the metro line. There are ferry services available to the residents of the Islands to connect them with the nearest city, which is Ballyfinn (located within Kilcolman).

There are five airports in Laigheann: the largest of these is Loch-Sweeney International Airport, located in An Loch. The other airports are Ardagh Crowntree Airport, Kingsland Airport (located within IMPO), Clonkilly International Airport and Portlinnock Jan Swillen Airport.

Laws[edit | edit source]

  • Drinking age: 16 for beer, cider or any other drink below 5% ABV, 17 for all other. ID is necessary to purchase alcohol if you are presumed to be under 21. Though it is illegal to sell to underage customers, it is not illegal to attempt to buy.
  • Smoking age: 18. Though only 2% of the Laigheach population regularly smoke, tobacconists must ask for ID when selling tobacco to those presumed to be under 21. The same applies for vaping.
  • Legality of drugs: Marijuana is legalized and widely available in distributories around Laigheann, however it must only be sold to those 18 and over. Other drugs are illegal and strictly criminalized.
  • Voting age: 16 for all elections.
  • Age of candidacy: 18 for local elections, 21 for party leadership or leadership of the country.
  • Driving age: 16 when accompanied by an adult, 18 otherwise.
  • Working age: 15, however exceptions apply where someone is working within a family business.
  • Age of consent: 18, but not strictly enforced.
  • Censorship laws: Virtually non existent. Extreme hate speech is banned.
  • LGBT rights: Special protection laws for LGBT+ people.
  • Gun laws: Very strict. Those who wish to purchase guns must go through rigorous training and background checks, and then will be able to purchase a hunting gun.