Storming The Castle


This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Via Irish Socialist Republicans:

As of 3pm today, Irish Socialist Republicans have engaged in a symbolic and occupation of Dublin Castle, to mark the 101st anniversary of the establishment of the All Ireland Republic and to protest against any Free State Commemoration of British Crown Forces.

Members of the Republicans group have occupied a Public area of the castle and unfurled a large banner that reads ‘No Crown Force Commemorations’ while also holding copies of the 1919 Democratic Programme of An Chéad Dáil Éireann.

A spokesman added:

“…In recent weeks the Irish People have demonstrated that a Commemoration of British Crown Forces is completely unacceptable.

Today’s symbolic occupation is designed to remember the establishment of the Republic, but also to demonstrate that Republicans today will organise to prevent any such Commemoration from taking place.

But we go further. 101 years after the establishment of Our Republic we call on the Irish People to break with the failed partitionist states in our country and return your allegiance to the All Ireland Republic Proclaimed in 1916.

We call on the Irish Working Class to take a very simple step to demonstrate their support for the Republic by actively boycotting Leinster House and the February Election.”

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24 thoughts on “Storming The Castle

  1. jeremy kyle

    I thought they abandoned those plans? Also, what’s the benefit of boycotting the elections?

      1. Steph Pinker

        Rob, you know exactly as to what Kyle is referring – you FG sycophants are so incredibly browbeaten and arse-licking you probably can’t remember the last independent thought you had as a child – if you ever had one. It’s rather pathetic to read your comments, especially when you refer to Leo as being tall, handsome and statesmanlike, not to mention the multitude of other bizarre comments; I do know this though, you are a FG troll on the payroll.

        @ Jeremy: Charlie Flanagan, Leo et al. said the ‘commemorations’ were deferred, not abandoned; the only reason they deferred them was because they realised which way the wind was blowing politically as a result of public opinion. As for boycotting the GE, it’s counter-productive and a silly stance to take considering how important this election is; every single vote counts – if you only vote for one candidate you can ignore the rest but even one vote makes a difference.

  2. Spud

    “‘support for the Republic by actively boycotting Leinster House and the February Election.”


    1. Cian

      a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

      Support for the Republic by NOT doing the single most important thing you can in a democracy.

  3. Ringsend Incinerator

    Never ones for keeping up with the news these patriots. Although, if you’re still living in 1916 in your head…

  4. A Person

    Yeah, let’s not vote or elect a govt in this country. Let us small bunch of idiots rule it instead…..

  5. Spud

    Will these boyos want to prevent any such commemoration of British Crowned Forces, such as WW1 in which many Irish fought and died?

  6. Madam X

    Did someone hypnotise these guys putting them back in 1916 for fun. ? Maybe they stood to close to Keith Barry on the bus

      1. Steph Pinker

        Well, Caoimhín was a medical student in Newman House but I imagine he probably wished he had the ability to hypnotise when he was caught under the British Army truck on Church St. after the rest of the lads scarpered and left him for dead.

  7. Kingfisher

    Unfortunately the working class already boycotts every election. That’s half the problem. Any group that would seriously get out and enrol working-class people on the voting register would have a bigger chance of changing Ireland’s Tweedledee-Tweedledum government-in-turn system than could happen with any single action.

  8. Scundered

    It’s rather unfortunate for them that they feel they are doing their country a favour and doing something honourable, whereas the reality is they offer nothing for Irish society, just highly embarrassing.

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