The continuity Republican Movement assembled in Sallins Village, County Kildare on Sunday 11 of June for the annual parade to Bodenstown Churchyard where lies the remains of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founding father of Ireland’s long and renowned revolutionary tradition.
A full report will be in the July issue of SAOIRSE, The Voice of the Republican Movement.
Well done to all members of Republican Sinn Féin, Cumann na mBan and Na Fianna Éireann, to all the supporters who braved the terrible weather to take part.
Concluding the proceedings at the Annual Wolfe Tone commemoration at Bodenstown, Co Kilkdare on Sunday, June 11, Cathaoirleach Daire Mac Cionnaith, Leas-Uachtarán, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, said:
“Last week we saw an article in the Limerick Leader from a group purporting to represent a section of the Republican Movement declaring a ceasefire and announcing decommissioning. These people are not part of the Republican Movement; they are a criminal gang using the name of Republicanism for their criminal enterprise. The Republican Movement will not allow its name to be used by criminals; these people should disband now and go home. THERE IS NO PLACE IN REPUBLICANISM FOR CRIMINALITY.
“As we leave here let us redouble our efforts to attain the Republic of 1916, a Republic of equals, where homelessness and hunger are a thing of the past; where white-collar crime is punished and not rewarded and where those in high office cannot reward themselves with high wages/pensions and massive expenses while taxpayers and unemployed are told to make do; where parents have to fundraise for school equipment as their schools fall asunder.
“This week we have seen the Tories link up with the DUP in order to hold onto power in Westminster. In the immediate aftermath of the election the biggest internet search in England, Scotland and Wales was for who this party are and what they stand for. Well, simply put, they are a homophobic bigoted sectarian party. As the powerbrokers now within this coalition they have the power to roll back on equality rights for minorities within all parts the disunited kingdom, not just the Occupied Six Counties.
“It is past time to call for an end to this occupation. No border poll; No voting on Unity. NOW is the time for a commitment from Westminster to withdraw from Ireland. It is time for a United Ireland where we will decide the type of future we want for all the people of Ireland. Our Éire Nua is the perfect basis for a federal Ireland, an Ireland of equals, where decisions that affect areas are made by those living in those areas.
“We call on the people of Ireland young and old to join with us. Join the Republican Movement: we have unfinished business. Together we can achieve the Republic declared in Easter Week.”
Photographs can been seen on the Republican Sinn Féin facebook page. Onwards to the Republic.