ONE IRELAND-ONE VOTE ON THE HILLS ABOVE BELFAST:
REPUBLIC DAY AND THE CONTINUING DEMAND FOR IRISH UNITY
98 years to the day from the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the steps of Dublin's GPO the 1916 Societies reaffirm that republic and its legitimacy as the sovereign will of the Irish people as expressed in the succeeding Declaration of Independence issued by the democratically elected 1919 First Dáil Éireann. Our call for an all-Ireland referendum on Irish reunification is to re-assert the legitimacy of the Irish Republic that has been usurped and subverted by British military power for nine decades and counting, in turn resolving the partition of our country and the accompanying and continuing occupation of the six-counties. Today our activists took to the hills above Belfast to bring our campaign to the people of the city and beyond. That campaign is 'One Ireland-One Vote' and we ask the people of Ireland on this the 98th anniversary of the Proclamation to lend their support to this worthy cause going forward.
We are an Irish separatist movement committed to fostering and promoting Irish reunification in the belief that the Irish people have an inherent right to self-determination and that this basic right has continually been, and continues to be, forcibly denied. Our strategy is to build support for a 32-County referendum, whether legal or extralegal, to affirm the national aspirations of all the Irish people free from external political interference and regardless of artificial lines of demarcation arbitrarily drawn by the British government at the time of partition. We feel such a plebiscite gives both the British and Irish governments an alternative route forward and a way out of what is fast becoming yet another failed attempt to resolve the 'Irish question' without losing face. What is there to fear from a referendum on reunification?
98 years on from the momentous events of April 24th 1916 and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic we remember those who rose up against the British occupation of our country and salute their courage and bravery. The struggle for Irish freedom goes on - join us in our campaign to finally realise the republic declared on Easter Monday 1916 by MacDiarmada, Pearse, Ceannt and Plunkett, MacDonagh, Clarke and Connolly. One Ireland-One Vote! Restore the All-Ireland Republic Now!