Let us Build the Republic of Equals – IRSP Easter Commemoration 2021

Over the Easter weekend, the IRSP held a number of private wreath laying commemorations, rounded up by a pre-recorded Easter Broadcast from the IRSM plot at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast.

This year marks a very important milestone for the IRSP; the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes and the 40th anniversaries of Matt McLarnon and Jim Power, both of whom were killed on active service during the Hunger Strike period. 

Separate commemorations were held across the country in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Derry, Dungiven, South Derry, Belfast and Newry as the Republican Socialist family gathered to remember all those who gave their lives for National Liberation and Socialism in Ireland.

The main oration was delivered by Michael Kelly, he spoke about the ongoing work of the party throughout the year including our ongoing campaign against landlordism and with special mention to ongoing attempts to privatise public housing in the North, reaffirming our commitment oppose this.

The IRSP reaffirmed our support for the Yes For Unity campaign, although stating that the IRSM have other alternatives if the Border Poll campaign doesn’t work. 

We would like to thank the Republican Socialist family, not just in Ireland but across the world for their ongoing support during this time, and we send our thoughts to the families of our fallen comrades who we remember with such pride during this time.

The IRSP have experienced a huge increase in membership and activity throughout the past year, we are now organised in dozens of working class areas across Ireland and we continue to build the party under the solid political principles of James Connolly and Seamus Costello.