The Right Excellent Captain James Irwin, Earl Irwin of Ballybane (born James Anthony Irwin, 2008), is a retired Irish-Roscami micronationalist and army officer who served as the second President of Roscamistan, having taken the office from his predecessor Andrew Brotherton, from 18 May 2021 to 23 June 2021. He was also the first Prime Minister of Mervustan when the Province of Mervustan was made autonomous, from 27 April 2021 to 23 June 2021. His time in Roscamistan was one of great importance, having shaped it more than anybody else, besides Andrew Brotherton, Fearghas MacLochlainn and Adam Flannery. He is currently retired from Roscami politics, and it is unknown whether he will return to politics or not.

The Right Excellent Captain in Chief
The Earl Irwin of Ballybane
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2022 portrait of James Irwin
2nd President of Roscamistan
In office
18 May 2021 to 23 June 2021
Vice President Kayden Conboy and Andrew Brotherton[a]
Predecessor Andrew Brotherton
Successor Andrew Brotherton
1st Chief of the Defence Staff of the Roscamistan Defence Forces
In office
1 May 2021 to 18 May 2021
President Andrew Brotherton
Predecessor office established
Successor Matthew Williams
1st Prime Minister of Mervustan
In office
27 April 2021 to 23 June 2021
President Andrew Brotherton
Himself
Deputy Prime Minister David Moore
Predecessor office established (himself as Premier of Mervue)
Successor Evan Irwin
Premier of Mervue
In office
1 April 2021 - 27 April 2021
President Andrew Brotherton
Predecessor office established
Successor office abolished (as 1st Prime Minister of Mervustan)
Member of the House of Lords of the Kingdom of Roscam
In office
11 October 2021 to 3 November 2021
Prince Regent Andrew Brotherton
Predecessor Seat established
Successor Seat abolished
Peerage Earl Irwin of Ballybane (Hereditary)
Personal information
Born Unknown 2008
 Ireland
Birth name James Anthony Irwin
Citizenship  Roscamistan
 Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Roscamistan Freedom Party
Residence  Mervustan
Occupation Football player
Cabinet First Brotherton Cabinet
Irwin Cabinet
Irwin Mervustan Cabinet
Committees Council of State (formerly)
Religion Roman Catholic
Known for Being the second President of Roscamistan, first Prime Minister of Mervustan, leading the 17thMayCoup.
Military service
Nickname(s) Captain Irwin
Allegiance  Roscamistan
Service/branch Roscamistan Army
In service 2021 -
Rank Captain
Unit Mervustan Militia
Commands Commander in Chief (18 May 2021 to 23 June 2021)
Battles/wars 17thMayCoup
Mervustan Conflict
Awards Order of the Count of Purple

Time in politics

Beginning

Irwin became involved with Roscamistan in late March 2021, when he became lowly minister. Irwin’s first major position in Roscamistan was becoming the first Premier of Mervue, an autonomous province within Roscamistan, on 1 April 2021, he later became Prime Minister of Mervustan, the successor position to the Mervue Premiership, on 27 April 2021. He became the first Chief of the Defence Staff of the Roscamistan Defence Forces on 1 May 2021.

Leader of the Coup

Main article 17thMayCoup

Things were good until 17 May 2021, when he was frustrated at the President of Roscamistan, Andrew Brotherton, making laws directly for Mervustan more and more. He, along with the Chancellor of Galway City, Major Kayden Conboy, and the Deputy Minister of Defence, Dean Merritt claimed Brotherton was but not limited to, a communist, evil, a dictator and destroying the autonomous status of Mervustan province. By the end of the school day, Andrew Brotherton had been overthrown by Irwin, now leader of the rebel faction. Irwin then became the second President of Roscamistan and Kayden Conboy became the second Vice President of Roscamistan. Irwin was now in firm control of both the National Cabinet of Roscamistan and his Provincial Cabinet in the Province of Mervustan.

After the coup and James’ government

After the coup, Irwin solidified his control over Roscamistan, keeping Andrew Brotherton in his Cabinet, but with the low role of Minister of Internal Polish Affairs.

Over time, his predecessor Andrew Brotherton began to regain his influence, becoming for the first and as of January 2022, only time a Co-Vice President, first in rank, with Kayden Conboy, and serving from 8 June 2021 to 23 June 2021.

Over time, it became apparent that Irwin was showing disinterest in the Government. But he did try to use his powers. In Mid June 2021, when Norma Foley, the Irish Minister for Education visited the school that most the government (excluding Culann Burke), went to. When the teacher asked who wanted to talk with the Irish Minister for Education, Irwin put up his hand and to roughly quote " I should because I’m the President of Roscamistan", after a few laughs from people in the classroom and jeers by Andrew Brotherton later, the teacher said no and a different person from the class went to talk with the Irish Minister for Education.

Resignation

After Andrew Brotherton kept calling for his resignation, he finally gave in, knowing he couldn't stay in power anymore. In a lost document which is still being looked for that James Irwin and Andrew Brotherton made, Irwin transferred the powers and duties of the presidency, disregarding the line of succession, Andrew Brotherton became the third President of Roscamistan at 10:55 A.M, 23 June 2021, and at 11:00 A.M, 23 June 2021, Kayden Conboy was sacked as Vice President. Irwin also resigned from the premiership of Mervustan, vacating the office. This ended his time in Roscami politics. Two days later, the sixth class pupils of 2020/2021 left the school for the last time for their summer holidays.

After this, his legacy was initially disgraced and made to look bad but in recent times after the presidential election, his reputation in Roscami politics has been restored, with now a street and an award named after him.

Return to active service

In Mid September 2021, James Irwin was persuaded by his brother Evan Irwin, his successor as Prime Minister of Mervustan and the First Secretary of State Adam Flannery to join the Mervustan militia, along with his neighbour and friend Patrick Conway and the Jim ' the imp ' Hearne, and once again became an active captain in the Roscamistan Army, now subordinate the Governor of Mervustan as the Commander of the Mervustan Milita.

Personal life

He was born in 2008 and is the middle child of the family. His brother Evan Irwin is the first Viscount Mervustan and was the second Prime Minister of Mervustan, staying so from 28 June 2021 until 3 November 2021, when he was sacked and Deputy Prime Minister David Moore succeeded Lord Mervustan as Prime Minister.

Notes

  1. Serving concurrently from 8 June 2021 to 20 June 2021.