The Connolly Youth Movement held its first public Easter Rising commemoration on Sunday 23 April. It was the third independent commemoration that the organisation has hosted. The commemoration, the first open to the public, was attended by representatives of Lasair Dhearg and the Irish Communist Party. Members of the public were also in attendance. The … Read more
Since the state’s formation, neutrality in international affairs has been a key tenet of foreign policy considerations in the 26 counties. However, it is a tenet that has seen continuous challenges from successive governments, and has been eroded by measures such as the south’s participation in EU Battlegroups, and by its co-operation with the EU’s … Read more
With the recent EU decision to halt energy imports from Russia as a result of the latter’s invasion of Ukraine, energy prices across the bloc have soared. Many industries across Europe, such as steel, fertiliser, and paper, unable to meet energy demands, are seriously scaling back or halting production altogether. In Ireland, the most visible … Read more
The best way to remember the Fenians – and every other republican – is to make their ambitions a reality. Fight against the apathy that is so prevalent; agitate for a better future. Educate people on what the cause of societies problems are and what can be done about them. Organise in your workplace, in your community, and in your college to make the Republican ideal a reality.
Denial of access to abortion services has the potential to jeopardise a persons physical and mental health and denies them autonomy, dignity and freedom. The denial of abortion access is a form of violence and oppression and reflects a patriarchal agenda concerned with the control of the sexuality and bodies of women and pregnant people. It is crucial that we stand with women and pregnant people and ensure that they are given the reproductive rights and care that they deserve.
Liam Mellows, organiser, republican and revolutionary. He is remembered for is role as a Fianna Éireann organiser and for his rejection of the Treaty, occupation of the Four Courts and subsequent execution by the Free State. Excerpts of his speeches portray the true relationship between America and Ireland.