I was invited by the Independent National Commemoration Committee to give the main talk at the Centenary of the Kilmichael Ambush, held Sunday 29th November 2020. A .PDF file of the text may be downloaded here. A video of the event, including some lovely singing, can be seen on Youtube. A chairde, On a damp … Continue reading “Kilmichael – Céad Bliain ina Dhiaidh”
Ó Cadhla is standing Cork North Central
What do you want for IRELAND? Here is a copy of my election flyer. Are you happy with the direction our country has taken? Can senior citizens feel secure, can they be confident that Health and Home Care is available? Can those in need of housing, to rent or buy, feel confident that they will … Continue reading “Ó Cadhla is standing Cork North Central”
Sieze the Opportunity!
Presentation by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to ‘Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Autumn School’ hosted by Republican Sinn Féin, 20th to 22nd September 2019 A Chairde, Ba mhór an rud é domsa bheith i bhur láthair inniu, go raibh maith agaibh. Tuigim gur i measc daoine atá saol fada caite acu i mbun troda ar son saoirse na … Continue reading “Sieze the Opportunity!”
Presentation by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to ‘The Way Forward Seminar’ hosted by Republican Sinn Féin on 27th July 2019. I believe that there is an opportunity before us, one that could hasten the day of national independence. An opportunity exists to re-integrate the national territory and also to rebuild the unity of our people. The … Continue reading “England’s Difficulty”
The Politics of Private Member Clubs?
The foundation of any democratic system is that it should affirm and defend the rights of the people. Our own history has produced many documents declaring this, not least of which is the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916. The Constitution of 1937 affirmed the right of the people “to decide all questions of national policy”. However, we … Continue reading “The Politics of Private Member Clubs?”
1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?
Celebrate the Centenary by rebuilding the Unity of ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’ in the great cause for which our Patriots struggled! A .PDF copy of this article can be downloaded here. Our Patriots wre self-less; they never counted the cost; they sought no fame; there was no greed; they were content to ‘scatter the seed’. Our … Continue reading “1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?”
James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.
It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we must do for ourselves. James Connolly made a unique and original contribution to our history. He revealed more on the fundamental truth previously highlighted, in … Continue reading “James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.”
Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?
In our opinion, neither ‘Socialism’, nor any other ‘ism’, can be the basis for building a united democratic movement of the people. It is good that we all have our own policy preferences … but democracy requires us to accept that it is the right of the citizens to determine the policy of our state. … Continue reading “Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?”
Yes, we need to do something!
But, we must know what we are doing, and know something about what alternative there is – otherwise we just exchange Punch for Judy. I don’t believe that the Gov’t care one bit how much we protest, and they like it all the more when we appeal to THEM – it puts them in the … Continue reading “Yes, we need to do something!”
An Invitation to Discussion – to all Citizens & Organisations
We the People Must Organise to Empower Ourselves! Some of us have spent decades campaigning on various issues, taking positions in defence of the people’s interests, advocating what we consider to be progressive policies. We have condemned the powers-that-be for their disgraceful abuse of the people’s mandate. We have protested and written articles, we have … Continue reading “An Invitation to Discussion – to all Citizens & Organisations”