National Irish Freedom Committee
National Irish Freedom Committee (NIFC) is an U.S.
based organization with no foreign principle. It's
primary objective is to promote the Eire Nua (New
Ireland) program here in the U.S. Another of its objectives
is to lend financial support through Cabhair in Ireland
to the dependants of Eire Nua activists who are being
harassed and marginalized by the authorities in both
parts of Ireland for promoting Eire Nua. A third objective
of the NIFC, is to promote our Irish-American cultural
heritage here in the U.S.
authors of Eire Nua, who happen to be members of Republican
Sinn Fein have been denied entry visas by the U.S.
government since 1976. This policy has severely hampered
the promotion of Eire Nua in here in the U.S. It has
left the American public with the impression that
their is no alternative to the British authored Good
Friday Agreement (GFA) Despite this arbitrary visa
policy, the NIFC will continue to promote Eire Nua
as a viable alternative to the GFA.
regrettable that Republican Sinn Fein (RSF), the oldest
political party in Irelands, whose members were
the authors of Eire Nua, are now deemed a terrorist
organization by the U.S. government. It has a chilling
effect on the exercise of the freedoms that we hold
sacrosanct and casts a cloud on the sacrifice of those
who died to preserve those same freedoms.
Irish Freedom Committee website: http://www.irishfreedom.net
State Department McCarthyism
by Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, President,
Republican Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin is a separate and distinct political
organisation dedicated to the national liberation
of Ireland. It has no military wing nor is it the
political wing of any other organisation.
US State Department, which has been notoriously pro-British
over the decades, in its current report says that
Republican Sinn Féin is an alias for the Continuity
IRA. This is a blatant misrepresentation and an attempt
to brand a long-standing Irish Republican organisation
as a candidate for the latest bout of McCarthyism
under the cover of the recent Patriot Act enacted
since September 2001.
also seeks to repress legitimate opposition to the
Stormont Agreement and the promotion of the ÉIRE
NUA alternative to it. The President of Republican
Sinn Féin has been banned from the USA for
over 30 years and other leading members have been
likewise excluded in recent years.
repression and misrepresentation will not deter our
members from their political activities at this time
or in time to come.
Sinn Féin, Teach Dáithí Ó
Conaill, 223 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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