leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann
extend revolutionary greetings to our volunteers
and supporters on this the 90th anniversary of the
Easter Rising. We offer our continuing condolences
to the families of all those who have died in the
pursuit of Irish freedom. Their memory is an inspiration
to us all. We also send solidarity greetings to
our imprisoned comrades at home and abroad. We salute
your courage and your continued resistance to the
policy of criminalisation.
Republican position is again under threat by revisionists
within the Free State establishment. Their attempts
to misrepresent the Republican position will be
exposed by those who still hold true to Republican
ideals. This Easter those who have usurped Irish
sovereignty will parade past the GPO and attempt
to reclaim the legacy of 1916. Republicans will
again resist the attempts of constitutional nationalists
to portray themselves as the legitimate successors
of Pearse and Connolly.
remember with pride the ten Óglaigh na hÉireann
and INLA volunteers who died 25 years ago in the
pursuit of political status and we reaffirm, in
their memory, our commitment to the ending of British
rule in Ireland and the restoration of national
democracy and national sovereignty.
comrades have usurped the constitution of Óglaigh
na hÉireann and have accepted Britain's right
to interfere in our affairs. This is an intolerable
situation and the leadership of Óglaigh na
hÉireann pledge to remain true to our constitution
and its aims and objectives.
sovereignty is being undermined on a daily basis,
not only by the British Army in the north, but also
by the American warplanes which land illegally in
Shannon. Our national resources are being stolen
by multinational capitalists and their Free State
allies. Republicans stand for the complete ownership
of Irish national territory and its resources for
the benefit of the Irish people in accordance with
the proclamation of the Republic.
causes of the conflict in Ireland remain unchanged.
Britain refuses to declare its intent to withdraw
and the so called government of the Irish people
refuses to demand their withdrawal. While this remains
the case Óglaigh na hÉireann will
continue to exist to defend Irish sovereignty and
the Irish nation.