RIC & DMP to be Commemorated as part of Free State 1916 Centenary Events


Thomas Kent, Executed 1916 in Cork, Being escorted by RIC & British Soldiers

27 August 2016: Interdenominational service for DMP and RIC dead of 1916. At the Church of St Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, Dublin 6W, at 2.30pm.  This event has been organised by the Harp Society.

Preas Ráitheas / Press Release


R.I.C. enforcing an eviction

“A follow up to the odious ‘Wall of Shame’ erected in Glasnevin Cemetery and the State commemoration for British soldiers in Grangegorman Cemetery earlier this year, the counter-revolutionary Free State is now gearing up to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police who were killed by the Revolutionaries of the Easter Rising which declared an All Ireland Republic in 1916.

No other State on earth goes out of its way to commemorate the war dead of their enemies in such fashion as the Irish Free State; established with pure British intention and maintained ever since by pro British lapdogs it goes to show they do not see the British colonial forces as enemies but as friends.

The Irish Harp Society are the organizers of this event. An organisation whose mission statement reads: “The Harp Society” will strive to honor in every way possible the contribution to peace of all police services and in particular those of Ireland and Great Britain.”

On their website they go onto declare under their objectives where their loyalties lie;

“4.1 To secure for the members of the main forces, the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police and their predecessor forces, who were killed in the course of duty, a suitable monument.”

“4.2 To liaise with other groups and associations in Northern Ireland in order to achieve an advanced appreciation of our respective heritage and loyalties.”

In 847 years of the English Crowns colonial aggression in Ireland those who police on behalf of England have been bound by duty to stand by every act of brutality, every unjust English law attacking Gaelic cultural identity, the genocides, the ethnic cleansing and plantations, the enslavement of Irish people, the mass orchestrated starvation of millions, the list is long as it is harrowing.

The RIC, DMP and “predecessor forces” are all a continuation into modern times of that legacy, the Royal Ulster Constabulary – RUC, An Garda Síochana and the PSNI are all an embodiment of the same, all working in tandem to safeguard the present objective of normalizing British rule in Ireland.

Republican Sinn Féin in representing the true ideals set out in 1916 will not be silent in the face of this agenda.  We will continue to educate, to agitate and to organise upon the principles of our Revolutionary tradition against the imperialists who have suppressed the Irish people and ruled our country to ruin.

“If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs.”                          – James Connolly, Executed Leader of 1916 Rising


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