We were deeply saddened by the news that our comrade Declan McGlinchey had passed. Declan was a proud Republican, steeped in a tradition lived by his mother and father. We send our deepest condolences to his family and especially his wife Brenda and their children.
Declan always supported the Republican Prisoners and worked tirelessly to highlight the conditions that we are faced with everyday. He always had the community at heart and the community was always behind him. He was terrorised all his life by the British state and yet under this torment and scrutiny, he resisted and continued the struggle in pursuit of freedom.
He was a revolutionary Republican and Socialist and through his principles and ideals laid a path that we can walk and a path we must continue to build. Through his memory and the memory of all our patriots and martyrs we will evoke a spirit of an ancient and noble legacy of resistance and with this we will cast out our enemies and restore our nation to its most high standing among the nations of the earth.
Yes it is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to another revolutionary, but we who remain, remain committed, we remain resolute in our stance and we will not tarnish the name of Declan McGlinchey by either dishonour or cowardice.
Onward to the Republic and may all our brave martyrs rest in peace.
We will hold a minute’s silence at half-past five this evening.