â€œIf you remove the English Army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle., unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts will be in vain. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs"
- James Connolly: Socialist, Trade unionist, Republican, Internationalism
Coming from an Irish republican socialist perspective, Sinn FÃ©in NUIG believe in the protection of workers rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, the reunification of Ireland, international solidarity (Palestine, Catalunya, Basque country etc.), a socialist economy, anti-racism, anti-fascism, environmentalism and feminism.
Indeed, throughout the years, we have campaigned for an end to the direct provision system, the boycott of Israel, the introduction of same sex marriage, and currently are campaigning for Irish women's reproductive rights to be respected through a complete repeal of the 8th amendment from the constitution. We feel Ireland, north and south, need radical socialist politics in order for Irish people to gain equality in all aspects of their lives. Moreover, we feel that the actions of Irish right-wing governments have been overwhelmingly destructive to our nation both economically and socially.
For Sinn FÃ©in, fairness to all people and quality of life for our citizens are demands that we will not capitulate on and are goals that we will work tirelessly towards in every aspect of our daily business.
We will win and we will have our country's independence restored and our nation governed in a peaceful way, protective to citizens vulnerable or otherwise with respect for the land we live on and true ownership of our historic resources. We will build the 32 county Irish socialist republic laid out in the 1916 proclamation.
Weekly meetings every Wednesday.
Every Wednesday at 7pm. New members always welcome! :)