We in Sinn Féin Poblachtach honor those who throughout their life’s labored in service of the Irish Republic. Such men and women were the backbone of our Movement. Our Patrons set a shining example for those who fought to achieve the Irish Republic. They inspire us still.
They did not tolerate double standards. They never deviated from the Republic Proclaimed in 1916, and democratically endorsed in 1918, and ratified by the First Dáil Éireann in 1919.
Their legacy is one of Unbroken Continuity.
“But some will never survive to celebrate the great victory that will establish our independence; yet they shall not go without reward; for to them will come a vision of soul of the future triumph, an exaltation of soul in the consciousness of labouring for that future, an exultation of soul in the knowledge that once its purpose is grasped, no tyranny can destroy it, that the destiny of our country is assured, and her dominion will endure for ever.”
Terence MacSwiney, Principles of Freedom, Chapter 2, Seperation