Category Archives: RSF – REPUBLICIAN SINN FEIN
Picket in support of the 5th Annual International POW Day, which was held in the Bullring on the 24th of October. This statement was read out at the picket;
Comrades, we are gathered here today to pay homage to our brave volunteers and to highlight the plight that they are currently facing as they languish in captivity. It is important to send not only our Solidarity, but also to show our defiance of British rule and continue to progress towards the United Ireland we need.
With many thanks to: Republican Sinn Féin Wexford:
I, Kevin Barry, of 58 South Circular Road, in the County of Dublin, Medical Student, aged 18 years and upwards solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:
With many thanks to: Thomas Harte Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin Co Armagh:
Republican Sinn Fein and the Continuity IRA
A letter which appeared in yesterdays Irish News Tuesday August 26 2014, from RSF president (Republican Sinn Fein) Des Dalton.
THE announcement by the 26-county justice minister, Frances Fitzgerald, of draconian new laws marks a direct attack on the right to hold or communicate political opions and ideas as set out in the UN (United Nations) Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
With the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising fast approaching it is obvious that the 26-county administration is attempting to silence Irish Republicanism and to drive it underground. Such coercive methods have failed in the past as this present effort will also fail. The proposed new laws are intended to silence those who refuse to accept the normalisation of British rule in Ireland and the continued partition of our nation. However, these measures can also be extended to cover all forms of political dissent, be that political, social or economic. People need to be awake to this fact and speak out now. Civil and political rights bodies need to protest against this gratuitous attack on the human rights of Irish citizens. Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Almost 100 years ago Padraig Mac Piarais (Patrick Perse) warned the predecessors of today’s political class: “They think they have pacified Ireland. They think that have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools – they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.” It is evident that the political establishment have not absorbed the lessons of history. They think that they can imprison an idea, that by locking up republicans they can suppress the desire for a free and independent Ireland. Irish republicanism has withstood centuries of repression at the hands of both the 26-county and British states. It has enjured and will continue to do so because it lives in the hearts and minds of the Irish people. Ireland unfree shall never be at peace!!!
With many thanks to: Des Dalton, Uacharan, Republican Sinn Fein (RSF), Dublin 1
COLOUR party uniforms belonging to Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) were seized during police raids in Craigavon last week. http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/webimage/1.5560656.1381077197!/image/3090683238.jpg_gen/derivatives/articleImgDeriv_628px/3090683238.jpg The uniforms were due to be used during annual Easter commemoration in Lurgan this Saturday. It is understood as many as 18 uniforms were taken from a house in the Drumbeg estate on Friday. Sources say the uniforms were bought to replace two sets previously taken by the RUC/PSNI and they are regularly used during events organised by the hardline party. The same set of uniforms is believed to have been used by a guard of honour at the funeral of Co Donegal republican Joe O’Neill (pictured above) who died last year. The items recovered included trousers, jumpers, boots, scarves and berets. While it is not clear why they were seized it is understood a number of people arrested in the North Armagh area recently have been questioned about images that appeared in a calendar produced by Republican Sinn Fein. RSF spokesman Martin Duffy condemned the RUC/PSNI operation, claiming it was “heavy handed.” “This happens the same time every year when Republican Sinn Fein is holding a commemoration,” he said. “It’s just harassment to try and stop it but they won’t stop it.” Meanwhile, a shotgun was also discovered during a search of another property nearby on Friday. A 49-year-old man and 52-year-old woman arrested at the time were later released. With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News.