“Following on from the news that the commemoration to remember members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) is to be deferred until the near future, it has come to light that the names of members of the RIC, DMP, Black & Tans, Auxiliaries and British Soldiers killed between 1916 – 1921 are to be placed upon the Wall of Shame in Glasnevin.
This news was confirmed by Josepha Madigan the Twenty-Six County State Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. This is yet another attempt by the Twenty-Six County State Government to whitewash our history. The names of those who murdered Irish people and burned towns to the ground have no place alongside our patriot dead.
The current Wall which contains the names of British Soldiers who were killed the 1916 Easter Rising should be knocked down and rebuilt to only display the names of those who died fighting for Irish freedom.
We will be at the forefront in the fight against this latest shameful act by the Twenty-Six County State and when the time comes for the commemoration we will oppose that also.
Leo Varadkar and his cronies have shown their true colors once again, this time it did not go unnoticed by the vast majority of Irish people who rightly let their feelings known with regards remembering British Collaborators and terrorists in Ireland. Many political parties have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing votes for a likely upcoming election. We would advise caution against them. Many of these parties have a strong history of anti-republicanism and some such as Provisional Sinn Féin have participated in remembering members of the British Army in the Occupied Six Counties.
We in Sinn Féin Poblachtach have remained loyal to the All-Ireland Republic Proclaimed in 1916 and will continue to do so, remembering all who have given their lives for the Irish Republic.”
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