A List Of Current Irish Republican Parties And Organisations

I was recently asked by a US historian with a fresh interest in Irish revolutionary politics if I could list for him the main parties and organisations in contemporary Ireland (and overseas) falling under the umbrella term of “republican“. Applying the definition at its broadest I came up with the names and relationships below (formal links between some individual bodies might not exist but they do co-operate or express sympathy with each other). There are several minor or unaligned groups and committees that I did not include and I’d be interested in what others think and what suggestions or changes they would make.

Immediately apparent, I think, is the fissiparous nature of Irish republicanism and the intense competition to control existing names and titles (and the perceived legitimacy they can bequeath). It is noteworthy that the same nomenclature is used over and over again, often by otherwise rival formations, which often confuses outside observers. Thus the splinter grouping, Republican Sinn Féin, refuses to relinquish the name of its party to the established or mainstream Sinn Féin, even though any good public relations or advertising expert would argue for a new title. Equally of note is the mixture of Irish and English language names, with nominal nods to bilingualism in some cases. Sinn Féin’s youth wing, Ógra Shinn Féin, was relaunched as Sinn Féin Republican Youth in 2012 with the Irish translation reduced to a token feature in the branding.

In terms of active guerrilla or insurgent forces, the originally 19th century term, the Irish Republican Army (or, IRA), has been claimed by several armed bodies since the 1860s. Interestingly the more formal name, the Army of the Irish Republic, has not been encountered since the Easter Rising of 1916, when it was used in parallel with the historical title, Irish Republican Army. Oddly enough, no organisation has used the literal Irish language translation of the name, which is Arm Poblachtach na hÉireann or “the Republican Army of Ireland” (this would be the correct or idiomatic form in Gaelic). Instead a preference is made for the term Óglaigh na hÉireann “the (Military) Volunteers of Ireland” in general usage and non-English texts.


A Listing of Current Irish Republican Parties and Organisations

(Listed by membership and popular support as of 2017. An asterisk thus * denotes a current military organisation. A double asterisk thus ** denotes no longer active or demobilised. For the sake of brevity only the main splits or divisions are listed)

Fianna Fáil

Name(s): Fianna Fáil (FF)

Secondary Name(s): Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party

Alternative Name(s): The Soldiers of Destiny, The Republican Party

Irish Name(s): Fianna Fáil (FF)

Dates: 1926 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Conservative, Christian-Democrat, Liberal, Populist; Centre-Right

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council + Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party / Fianna Fáil

Affiliate: Ógra Fhianna Fáil (ÓFF) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Friends of Fianna Fáil [United States of America]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923-26) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann**

 


Sinn Féin

Name(s): Sinn Féin (SF); formerly, Provisional Sinn Féin (PSF)

Secondary Name(s): The Republican Movement (RM); formerly, the Provisional Republican Movement (PRM)

Alternative Name(s): Shinners, Provisionals, Provos, Provies

Irish Name(s): Sinn Féin (SF)

Dates: 1905 / 1970 – Present

Country: Ireland, Global

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist, Social-Democrat, Populist; Centre-Left

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council + Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Sinn Féin > (1969-70) Provisional Sinn Féin > (1977) Sinn Féin

Affiliate: Republican Youth; Sinn Féin Republican Youth / Sinn Féin Óige Phoblachtach (SFRY / SFÓP); formerly, Ógra Shinn Féin (ÓSF); formerly, Fianna Éireann (FÉ) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Friends of Sinn Féin USA [United States of America]

Affiliate: Cairde na hÉireann [Scotland]

Affiliate: Cairde Shinn Féin [Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Global]

Affiliate: Irish Northern Aid (INA / NORAID) [United States of America]

Affiliate: Clan na Gael (CnaG); “Provisional wing” [United States of America]

Affiliate: Wolfe Tone Society [Britain]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Provisional Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1972 – 2005) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann**

 


Saoradh

Name(s): Saoradh (S)

Secondary Name(s): Saoradh – Revolutionary Irish Republican Party

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Saoradh

Dates: 2016 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association (IRPWA) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Éistigi Ireland / Éistigi Republican Youth [Ireland]

Affiliate: National Republican Commemoration Committee (NRCC) [Ireland]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Provisional Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1972) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1997) Real Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (2012) Real Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann + Republican Action Against Drugs + Independent Republicans = New Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann

Military: Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD)**

 


Irish Republican Socialist Party

Name(s): Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)

Secondary Name(s): Irish Republican Socialist Movement (IRSM)

Alternative Name(s): IRPs

Irish Name(s): Páirtí Poblachtach Sóisialach na hÉireann (PPSÉ)

Dates: 1974 – Present

Country: Ireland, Britain, North America

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council + Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Sinn Féin > (1969-70) Official Sinn Féin / The Republican Clubs > (1974) Irish Republican Socialist Party

Affiliate: Republican Socialist Youth Movement (RSYM) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Teach na Fáilte [Ireland]

Affiliate: Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America (IRSCNA) [United States of America, Canada]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Official Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1974) Irish National Liberation Army*

 


Republican Network for Unity

Name(s): Republican Network for Unity (RNU)

Secondary Name(s): Republican Network for Unity – Revolutionary Republicanism

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Poblachtáigh do Aontiú (PDA)

Dates: 2007 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: Cogús, POW Department of Republican Network for Unity [Ireland]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Provisional Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1972) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (2009) Óglaigh na hÉireann*

 


32 County Sovereignty Movement

Name(s): 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Gluaiseacht Ceannasachta na Dhá Chontae is Tríocha

Dates: 1997 –  Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: 32 CSM International [Canada, United States of America]

Military: ? See Saoradh

Note: There exists an overlap with Saoradh

 


The 1916 Societies

Name(s): The 1916 Societies (1916Soc)

Secondary Name(s): ’16 Soc.

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 2009 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: Various [Ireland]

Affiliate: Éalú Ex-Prisoners [Ireland]

Affiliate: Tyrone National Graves Association [Ireland]

Military: None

 


The Workers’ Party

Name(s): The Workers’ Party (WP); formerly, the Workers’ Party – Sinn Féin / the Workers’ Party – Republican Clubs (WP-SF / WP-RC); formerly, Official Sinn Féin / the Republican Clubs (OSF / RC)

Secondary Name(s): The Official Republican Movement

Alternative Name(s): Officials, Sticks, Stickies

Irish Name(s): Páirtí na nOibrithe

Dates: (1905) 1970 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: (Republicanism); Socialist; Left

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council + Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Sinn Féin > (1969-70) Official Sinn Féin / The Republican Clubs > (1977) Sinn Féin – The Workers Party > (1982) The Workers Party

Affiliate: None

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Official Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1974) Official Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Group B**

 


Republican Sinn Féin

Name(s): Republican Sinn Féin (RSF)

Secondary Name(s): Sinn Féin Poblachtach (SFP)

Alternative Name(s): The Republican Movement / Official Republican Movement / Continuity Republican Movement

Irish Name(s): Sinn Féin Poblachtach (SFP)

Dates: (1905) 1969/1986 – Present

Country: Ireland, Britain, United States of America, Global

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council + Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Sinn Féin > (1969-70) Provisional Sinn Féin > (1977) Sinn Féin > (1986) Republican Sinn Féin / Sinn Féin Poblachtach

Affiliate: CABHAIR, Irish Republican Prisoners Dependant’s Fund (IRPDF) [Ireland]

Affiliate: RSF Scotland [Scotland]

Affiliate: RSF England and Wales [Britain]

Affiliate: RSF International [Austria, Germany, Global]

Affiliate: Fianna Éireann (FÉ) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Cumman na mBan (CnamB) [Ireland]

Affiliate: Clan na Gael (CnaG); “Republican wing” [United States of America]

Affiliate: Cumann na Saoirse Náisiúnta / National Irish Freedom Committee (CnaSN / NIFC) [United States of America]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Provisional Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1972) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1986) Continuity Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann**

 


Éirígí

Names(s): Éirígí

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Éirígí

Dates: 2006 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


 Tar Anall

Name(s): Tar Anall

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Tar Anall

Dates: 1995 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


National Graves Association

Name(s): National Graves Association (NGA)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Cumann Uaigheann na Laochra Gael

Dates: 1926 – Present

Country: Ireland, Global

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

Note: Largely focused on the pre-1966-2005 conflict and with no close associations to any political party

 


National Graves Association, Belfast

Names: National Graves Association, Belfast (NGAB)

Secondary Name(s): Belfast National Graves Association

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: circa. 1988 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

Note: Largely focused on the 1966-2005 conflict and closely associated with Sinn Féin

 


James Connolly Society

Name(s): James Connolly Society (JCS)

Secondary Name(s): The Connolly Society

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1986 – Present

Country: Scotland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Irish Freedom Committee, Inc

Name(s): Irish Freedom Committee, Inc / Cumann na Saoirse (IFC / CnaS)

Secondary Name(s): The Freedom Committee

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1961 – Present

Country: United States of America

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Official Republican Movement

Name(s): Official Republican Movement (ORM)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1998 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: (1905) National Council > (1907) National Council and Sinn Féin League = Sinn Féin > (1922) Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin / Cumann na Poblachta – The Republican Party > (1923) Sinn Féin > (1926) Sinn Féin > (1969-70) Official Sinn Féin / The Republican Clubs > (1977) Sinn Féin – The Workers Party > (1982) The Workers Party > (1998) Official Republican Movement

Affiliate: Irish Republican Comrades Association (IRCA) [Ireland]

Military: (1913) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1916) Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Republican Army / Army of the Irish Republic > (1919) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922) Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1922-23) Irish Republican Army / Irish Volunteers / Óglaigh na hÉireann / The Irregulars > (1923) Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1969-70) Official Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann > (1974) Official Irish Republican Army / Óglaigh na hÉireann / Group B > (1998) …?

 


Ancient Order of Hibernians

Name(s): Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)

Secondary Name(s): Hibernians

Alternative Name(s): Hibs

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1836 – Present

Country: United States of America

Politics: Nationalism; (Republicanism); Christian-Democrat; Right

History: N/A

Affiliate: Several

Military: None

Note: This refers to the Irish-American mainly nationalist organisation in the USA

 


Connolly Association

Name(s): Connolly Association (CA); formerly, the Connolly Club

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1938 – Present

Country: Britain

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Irish National Caucus

Name(s): Irish National Caucus (INC)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternate Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1974 – Present

Country: United States of America

Politics: Nationalism; (Republicanism); Christian-Democrat; Centre-Right

History: N/A

Affiliate: INC Irish PAC [United States of America]

Affiliate: Irish Peace Foundation [United States of America]

Military: None

 


Aontacht

Name(s): Aontacht

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Aontacht

Dates: 2016 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: None

AffiliateNone

Military: None

 


The 1916 Clubs

Name(s): The 1916 Clubs

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 2014 – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: None

AffiliateNone

Military: None

 


The 1916-1921 Club

Name(s): The 1916-1921 Club

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1940s – Present

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: None

Affiliate: The Association of the Old Dublin Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann (incorporated)

Military: None

 


 

Irish Republican Prisoners’ Support Group

Name(s): Irish Republican Prisoners’ Support Group (IRPSG)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 2010 – Present

Country: Britain

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: Socialist Fight (assoc.) [Britain]

Military: None

 


James Connolly Association

Name(s): James Connolly Association (JCA)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: ? – Present

Country: Australia

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Anti-Internment Group

Name(s): Anti-Internment Group (AIG)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 2017 – Present

Country: Britain

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: (2010) Irish Republican Prisoners’ Support Group > (2017) Anti-Internment Group

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Irish Political Status Committee

Name(s): Irish Political Status Committee (IPSC)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: ? – Present

Country: Britain

Politics: Republicanism; Socialist; Left

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Radio Free Éireann

Name(s): Radio Free Éireann (RFÉ)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1981 – Present

Country: United States of America

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Irish Anti-Partition League

Name(s): Irish Anti-Partition League (IA-PL)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): Cumann Frithdheighilte na hÉireann

Dates: 1991 – Present?

Country: Ireland

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None

 


Troops Out Movement

Name(s): Troops Out Movement (TOM)

Secondary Name(s): None

Alternative Name(s): None

Irish Name(s): None

Dates: 1973 – 2011?

Country: Britain

Politics: Republicanism

History: N/A

Affiliate: None

Military: None


 

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20 comments

  1. Also could include Teach na Fáilte, their ex-prisoner group. There is also the Irish Freedom Committee/Cumann na Saoirse based in the USA, an independent POW support group which has been around 1961 but reorganized in 1987 and 1998. The National Irish Freedom Committee split from them in 2001.

      1. TnaF is very important within the IRSM and they also serve as the POW support group for current INLA prisoners. There’s a typo in the IFC entry, it should read Cumann na Saoirse, not Saoirse na hÉireann.

        1. Good spot. Fixed that. I was looking at the alleged mid-2000s faction at the time and typed it in by mistake. LOL!

          I’ve added TnaF. Great to be getting this feedback from everyone on the website and social media.

          I’ll probably change the layout of the list later, make it easier to navigate.

  2. IRSM has a youth wing, the Republican Socialist Youth Movement (2005-present). Also is there any evidence for a Clan na Gael aligned to RSF other than Wikipedia?

    1. Added that in, thanks. On CnaG, there were definite divisions in the late 1980s to early 2000s, with a formal split in the latter decade. I’ve added the two wings for SF and RSF though there is probably a couple of other branches where loyalties are fairly fudged.

      1. Yeah, it’s hard to tell about Clan na Gael as they were never overtly a public organization and there was a lot of overlap with Noraid. In Chicago anyway, there was the Clan na Gael Guards, whose legal name has been taken over by a lunatic. They have a large memorial in a local cemetery. The local Clan na Gael camp (not connected to the CnaG Guards) is loyal to the Provisionals, but is made up of mostly people who were not involved pre-GFA.

        Thanks for this list though. It’s interesting, albeit, somewhat depressing, to see all the groups laid out at once.

        1. Isn’t it? The old Behan joke, “When’s the split?”, springs to mind. Very similar to Far Left groups and parties, constant splits and splits of splits. And these are all fairly contemporary organisations. Imagine adding in the defunct groups. Or then putting all of them into a genealogical chart.

          Though the Brits have probably done that already in an Excel or Visio file on the MI5 and MI6 networks 😉

            1. Yeah, that is a great resource, one I’ve used several times. Unfortunately it would take some time to compile a strictly “republican” version (with much debate about who to include or exclude). I might well give it a go at some stage.

  3. Thanks for this Sionnach Fionn- very handy census / survey of the various strands of Irish Republicanism.
    I would however challenge your inclusion of the Ancient Order of Hibernians as a “Republican” organisation. They are an exclusively Catholic body which puts them at odds with the pluralist Irish Republican philosophy founded by Tone and the United Irishmen and later espoused in the 1803, 1867 and 1916 Proclamations. I recall that circa 2003 – 2004 the head of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Ireland was interviewed on Irish radio (possibly by Sean Moncrief?) and I remember specifically the AOH Leader stressing specifically that “The Hibernians are a Nationalist organisation NOT a Republican one!”

    1. The AOH mentioned here in the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc. While sharing a similar heritage and purpose, it is different from the Irish based Ancient Order of Hibernians – Board of Erin. The AOH in the US is not officially a political organization, it is a Roman Catholic, charitable fraternal organization. However there is definitely some overlap with Republicanism, especially in some east coast divisions.

      1. Yep. The New York people would be republican-friendly, if I can express it in those terms. That is why the Irish diplomats in NYC, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, etc. used to play up the Marxist-Leninist thing about PSF/PIRA in the 1970s and ’80s.

    2. Hi Pádraig and thanks for that. The AOH I’m referring to is the US organisation. It is undoubtedly more of a nationalist than republican organisation but that inevitably has some overlap with Irish republican politics and activism in the United States. The AOH has played some part in campaigning on various “republican” issues in the US, in the loosest sense of the term.

      The rationale for inclusion is pretty much the same as the Irish National Caucus or the Workers’ Party. Peripheral republicans or republican-leaning or “culturally” republican.

      I’ll change the wording or add a category. Republican-leaning? Republican-associated? Something like that.

  4. I would like to run by you a draft about the Economic War (“Banking Crisis”) on Ireland. I’ll look for your email and send along the preliminary research I’ve done so far. I would like to produce videos detailing the mechanics of this neo-colonialism.

  5. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWould just like to state that the I.r.c.a. are now defunct. As members of the orm seen through they’re agenda to drop the title “official” leaders in belfast who were once over orm members told a select few that they were changing the name from orm to irca.. which caused a split. As I have already stated irca no longer exists so I would also like to know how the Web etc came up with this ?

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