James Irwin

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The Honourable Captain James Irwin, Earl Irwin of Ballybane (Born James Anthony Irwin 2008), is a retired Roscami politician and army officer who served as the 2nd 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.

The Honourable Captain in Chief
The Earl Irwin of Ballybane
HOP
With Viscount Mervustan and others on a bus
With Viscount Mervustan and others on a bus
2nd President of Roscamistan
in office
17th May 2021 to 23 June 2021
Vice President Kayden Conboy
Predecessor General Andrew Brotherton
Successor General 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 (October)
1st Prime Minister of Mervustan
in office
27 April 2021 to 23 June 2021
President Andrew Brotherton
Himself
Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan David Moore
Predecessor Himself (as Premier of the Province of Mervue)
Successor Evan Irwin (July)
Premier of Mervue
in office
1 April 2021 - 27 April 2021
President Andrew Brotherton
Predecessor office established
Successor succeeded by himself (as 1st Prime Minister of Mervustan)
Member of the House of Lords of the Kingdom of Roscam as the 1st Earl Irwin of Ballybane
in office
11 October 2021 to 3 November 2021
Prince Regent Andrew Brotherton
Predecessor office established
Successor legislature dissolution as part of Reforms of November 2021
Peerage Earl Irwin of Ballybane (Hereditary)
Personal information
Born unknown 2008
Galway City,County Galway,Ireland
Birth name James Anthony Irwin
Citizenship Republic of Roscamistan Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Residence Mervustan Province
Occupation Football player, Political leader (formerly)
Cabinet Irwin National Cabinet (formerly)
Irwin Provincial Cabinet (formerly)
First Brotherton Cabinet (formerly)
Committees Council of State (formerly)
Portfolio Former President of Roscamistan
Religion Roman Catholic
Known for Being 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
Captain In Chief (honorary)
Unit Mervustan Militia
Commands Commander in Chief of the Roscamistan Defence Forces (formerly)
Battles/wars the 17thMayCoup
Awards The Order of the Count of Purple

Time in politics

Beginning

James' 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 Andrew 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 James, now leader of the rebel faction. James then became the second President of Roscamistan and Kayden Conboy became the second Vice President of Roscamistan. James 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’s government

After the coup, James Irwin solidified his control over Roscamistan, keeping Andrew Brotherton 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, Co-Vice President, first in rank, with Major Kayden Conboy, and serving from 8 June 2021 to 23 June 2021.

Over time, it became apparent that James 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 Irish Minister for Education, James 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.

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, James transferred the powers and duties of the Presidency, disregarding the line of succession, Andrew Brotherton became the 3rd 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. James 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 but in recent times, his reputation in Roscami politics has been restored.

Return to the Military

In September 2021, James Irwin 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 of the Roscamistan, but this time subordinate the Administrative Officer 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 1st Viscount Mervustan and was the 2nd Prime Minister of Mervustan, staying so from 28 June 2021 until the 3 November 2021, when he was sacked and Deputy PM David Moore succeeded Lord Mervustan as Prime Minister.

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