2016 Eire Nua Easter Statement

We would also like to take a moment to thank all of those who have supported us and continue to support us in our efforts to keep the flame of Irish nationhood alight amidst revisionist efforts to re-write history and stifle the ideals of 1916.

There exists an element who would have us accept the status quo, who have hijacked the name of Irish republicanism for personal gain when convenient, and suffocate and suppress the same when not.

We as Irish republicans and those of you associated with us in today’s task and duty- to pay tribute to those gallant men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice- so that Ireland might live-

Must stand together for the achievement of the ideals of those very men and women whom we remember here today.

We’ve all seen written out 1916-2016-

Let us not forget that 2016 is not the end- as long as there remains a foreign occupying force in any part of Ireland 1916 remains unfinished business!- Connolly may have said it best-

“there is but one ideal - an Ireland ruled, and owned, by Irish men and women, sovereign and independent from the center to the sea, and flying its own flag outward over all the oceans.”

Those who died in 1916 didn’t do so for puppet seats in a kinder gentler Stormont, nor did they give their lives for positions in a stooge Dail Eireann guided by the unseen hand of the British government!

No, they died for nothing less than a 32 county Ireland, United Gaelic, and Free!

And today, we say to the revisionists of history

We will accept nothing less!

To paraphrase a line from James Connolly’s last statement on May the 9th 1916-

“Believing that the British Government has no right in Ireland, never had any right in Ireland, and never can have any right in Ireland, the presence, in any one generation of Irishmen, of even a respectable minority, ready to die to affirm that truth, makes that Government forever a usurpation and a crime against human progress.”

That is why we are so committed to the Eire Nua program,  the concept on which Eire Nua is based is that of a unitary federation of the four historic provinces of Ireland that would include all of Ireland's 32 counties under the coordination of a national parliament. This construct would foster a true democracy and eliminate the causes for conflict, such as Ireland has experienced for the past eight hundred years. The Eire Nua constitution with its Charter of Rights would guarantee all of Ireland's people true freedom, a home for its children, and a new beginning.