Press Release/Preas Ráiteas
“Speaking prior to a ceremony on the hallowed ground of Glasnevin Cemetery on March 31st, Teresa Villiers, UK Secretary of State for the Occupied Six Counties delivered what can only be described as a finite, carefully calculated insult to those buried in that cemetery who gave their lives for Irish Freedom. In her statement she said;
“Soon people from both Northern and Southern Ireland will have a place to come together in quiet contemplation to pay tribute to the memory of those, from across the whole island of Ireland, who gave so much for our freedom.”
What exactly does “our freedom” mean? It’s certainly not Irish Freedom she was referring too as Martin Corey and others know only too well.
Her attendance along with Deidre Mills, Director of UK Operations with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 26-County Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, foresaw the laying of a stone for a monumental “Cross of Sacrifice” which will be unveiled later in the year to commemorate British soldiers.
This is all part and parcel of a carefully fostered plan being hatched by the British Government and it’s subservient’s to bury the legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising as we approach the centenary. By cementing the normalisation of relations between the two states before Irish Freedom is achieved, they are paving the way for even greater collaboration beyond 2016. Possible outcomes are limitless for these ancient tyrants of our nation. An “all-island” neo-colonial police force and Ireland united but fully enmeshed within the commonwealth are but two potential outcomes.
Many thousands of Irishmen were led to their slaughter by Britain in WW1 under the benign promise that they would be “fighting for the freedom of small nations” in a “war to end all wars” and that Home Rule would be granted to Ireland. They lied then and they continue to lie.
Sinn Féin Poblachtach calls on the people of Ireland to rally to the republican standard in defence of our historic nation, and as we approach the centenary of 1916 let us vow to finish the unfinished business of our forgotten revolution and reclaim our denied birthright to sovereign and unfettered independence.”
Seán Ó Dubhláin,
Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Ard Chomhairle
Contact: 089 412 5973