Refugee Crisis: Open Borders, Support Humanity Statement by the International Department of Republican Sinn Féin

Following the march of thousands of refugees through Central Europe, the International PRO of Republican Sinn Féin called for unfettered support of all refugees trying to enter the fortress Europe. Consequently, Republican Sinn Féin demands open borders for all refugees.  While previous months saw thousands of drowned bodies washed up at the beaches of the fortress Europe in the Mediterranean Sea, the refugee crisis reached a new low in early September with tens of thousands of refugees marching through Hungary ...

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Statement from Jim McIlmurray on the death of Gerry McKerr

It is with great regret that I announce the death of Gerry McKerr from Lurgan.

Gerry was one of the original “Hooded Men” and had been active in the Republican movement, since the mid 1960s.

Gerry was arrested and interned on Monday the 9th of August 1971.Early on the morning of 11th August Gerry and the others were hooded and handcuffed, bundled into a truck where they were kicked and beaten, and brought to a helicopter.

After a flight of ...

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Statement from CIRA POWS

Controlled movement reinforced in Maghaberry jail.

Statement from CIRA POWs, Roe 3 Maghaberry Jail, Co Antrim.

As to date, all within our community will be aware of the ongoing construction which commenced on Thursday within the Republican landings in Roe House. Now that the construction is coming to an end it is clear to be seen that the jail administration has employed yet another dirty trick.

The access to the canteen /Recreation room has seen controlled movement enhanced whereas before we ...

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Statement From CIRA POWs Maghaberry 05/01/2015

Statement from CIRA POWs Maghaberry Goal

We the CIRA POWs in Maghaberry jail at this time wish to make our position abundantly clear. on, firstly the isolation of Republican POWs and secondly of criminals masquerading as Republicans.

We fully support Gavin Coyle, Barry Pettigrew and Liam McDonnell who are the only Republicans we know of being held in isolation or elsewhere within Maghaberry. We reiterate our stance that they belong on the Republican landings with their comrades; we once again state our ...

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Statement from Republican P.O.Ws

We, the Republican POWs in Maghaberry Jail, Co Antrim, would like to express our thanks for the support given to us over the past year, it is as always greatly appreciated. We again ask for your continued support over the coming months and year ahead.

We would like to highlight that there is a precedent of consequences that followed the denial of Political Status. In the past these consequences have had a high price for all sides, but when it ...

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Statement from Republican POWs

Statement from Republican POWs, Roe House, Maghaberry Jail Co Antrim.
Republican POWs are deeply frustrated at the deliberate attempts to sabotage progress through the stock take. Even at an early stage it has become evident that there is little willingness on the part of the jail administration to commit to the complete implementation of the August 2010 agreement,
The administration have shown this week what they deem a gesture of ”good faith” which in reality was a slap in the face and ...
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Statement From Republican POWs

Republican POWs wish to outline our position on the recently published stocktake, which was conducted by David Ford’s independent assessment team. Although we have good reason to be sceptical, we are willing to give it fair wind – the stocktake has the capacity to reengage the implementation process of the August 10th agreement.
The reality is – this is the only viable option and it is the only feasible alternative to the current situation. The Aug. 10th agreement represents ...

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Edward Costello Memorial, Lurgan

The Thomas Harte Cumann are planning to build a monument in honour of Volunteer Edward Costello in North Lurgan.  He joined the Irish Citizen Army in 1915.

He took part in the Easter Rising in April 1916, and received a fatal bullet wound to the head on the 25th of April, dying later in Jarvis Street Hospital.  He was aged 27 years.  He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery on the 1st May 1916.  His grave is in the St, Paul’s section, DC ...

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Statement from Republican Political Prisoners, Roe House 29th October 2014.

After releasing a joint statement on behalf of all Republican Political Prisoners on Monday 1st September, Republican POWs representatives were made aware by jail governors that they had read the joint statement and were prepared to act immediately. This consisted of opening a grill to allow access for six prisoners to jointly use both Roe 3 and Roe 4 landings. This, they said, was to be done immediately as a sign of the jail’s bona fides but that the statement ...

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