We share below a statement from our comrades in Republican Sinn Féin.
Every year we in Na Fianna Éireann participate in this national commemoration filling our role as part of the wider Republican Movement. We realize that all those who died on Hunger Strike were young men, who without fear or hesitation gave up their life’s for Ireland’s cause for freedom. We in Na Fianna are proud to follow in their footsteps in striving for a united and free Ireland. We draw strength from the courage they displayed.
We call on all the youth of Ireland to read and educated yourselves objectively on what they stood for, if you agree, then join Na Fianna Éireann and play your part.
“Everyone, Republican or otherwise, has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small; no one is too old or too young to do something.” – Óglach Bobby Sands TD
Press Release / Preas Ráitheas
On August 27, 2016 the Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee will host the Annual National Hunger Strike Commemoration in remembrance of all those who died on Hunger Strike for the cause of Irish freedom.
Organisations belonging to the Republican Movement including Sinn Féin Poblachtach will be in attendance along with various Republican Flute Bands.
This year the primary speakers are Mary Ward from Donegal. John Joe McCusker, Fermanagh and Sinn Féin Poblachtach Ard Chomhairle and Maura Harrington from Mayo.
This is the 35th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes when 10 young men died so selflessly so that the Irish cause would not be criminalized by Thatchers political lapdogs. We urge everyone to make a special effort to attend.
Cars and buses are travelling from primary locations in all provinces. Contact your local RSF Cumann, Email; email@example.com or contact RSF Donegal on facebook for more information.
Let us Rally to Remember the Supreme Sacrifice of all Our Hunger Strike Martyrs.
Críoch / ENDS