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RSF Vice President Calls On Provisionals To Disband

Easter 1916 commemoration in Caherciveen, Co Kerry

Des Dalton, Vice President, Republican Sinn Fein • Easter 2005

The fix that the Provisionals find themselves in at the moment is self-created. In 1986, when they left the Republican Movement, they were warned that it was not possible to have a 'foot in both camps'. To be both a revolutionary movement and a constitutional political party. Whilst enmeshing themselves further within the partitionist system north and south, they have continued to placate their members and supporters by portraying themselves as a radical organisation.

However it is not possible to seek to administer and police British rule on the one hand whilst at the same time claim to be a revolutionary movement. The rationale for the continued existence of the Provisional military group in this context is certainly not for the achievement of Irish freedom. The continued existence of this group masquerading under the honoured name of the Irish Republican Army is an affront to all Irish Republicans.

They are not an army of national liberation but have degenerated into a criminal militia, whose purpose is to control through fear the nationalist community, maintaining the Provisional's stranglehold. Their actions and activities have dishonoured the proud and noble name of Irish Republicanism. It is time for them to disband, handing their weapons over, not to the forces of the British crown, but to those willing and determined to continue the fight for Irish freedom.










































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Index: Current Articles

28 March 2005

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