Below is the Chairman’s address that was delivered by Francie Mackey on Saturday at the 32 County Sovereignty Movement’s 2016 Ard Fheis –
Comrades agus a chairde, on behalf of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement we send from this Árd Fheis revolutionary and solidarity greetings to all people’s struggling for their national sovereignty and the inherent human rights which that entails.
As we leave the centenary year of the 1916 Easter Rising we now enter a critical time for Irish republicanism. In 2017 the populism surrounding the centenary celebrations will have passed and like Christmas decorations in January the core meaning of that seminal event will be stored away, not for a year for some, but for another century.
With much reticence the Dublin Government marked the event. Their strategy was to bury the politics of 1916 within a decade of other events desperately hoping that the politics of Home…
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