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New Years Statement 2004
Óglaigh na hÉireann

The leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann extend seasons greetings to our imprisoned comrades both at home and abroad. We acknowledge and salute your courage, determination and defiance against continuous attempts by the enemies of the Republic to criminalise our struggle and from this we draw immense strength and inspiration. The support shown by your families and friends has made a big contribution to maintaining morale during the present campaign.

We would also like to extend seasons greetings to our volunteers, their families and supporters throughout the world. At a difficult time for Republicanism the volunteer soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann have shown uncompromising loyalty to the values of Irish Republicanism despite a vicious onslaught by an Anti-Republican alliance. This alliance including Free State quislings and so-called Constitutional Nationalists are at the forefront of attempts to internalize the conflict in the occupied six counties. Led by British Imperialism they continue to promote the obscenity of partition, therefore denying the people of Ireland the right to self-determination. Unfortunately as we enter 2004 the causes of conflict remain in place. The onus is on the British to remove these and declare to the Irish people their intention to withdraw from the Northeastern part of our country. As a result it is our responsibility to resist British colonial occupation in all its forms. We call on all Irish Republicans to remain disciplined, united and firmly focused on the aims and objectives of Óglaigh na hÉireann. Only by remaining steadfast and true to these principles can we lay the foundation stones for the Socialist Republic envisaged by the men and women of 1916.

Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.





















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Index: Current Articles

4 January 2004


Other Articles From This Issue:


Anthony McIntyre


New Years Statement 2004

Óglaigh na hÉireann


New Year Greetings
Jimmy Sands


In Memorium
Brian Mór


Is This The Real IRA?
Liam O Ruairc


Dec. 16th Dail Questions



Provos/SDLP/Dublin Securing Partition
Liam O Comain


The Patriot Game
Kathleen O Halloran


Wiping Out the Opposition
Aine Fox


They Will Never Get Us All
Sean Matthews


The Letters Page has been updated.


17 December 2003


An Autopsy on the Provos
Sandy Boyer


The PSNI Threat

Anthony McIntyre


Seize the Opportunity, Seize the Moment
Liam O Ruairc


Happy Xmas from Little England
Eamon Sweeney


Dublin Cover-up Was Government Policy
Father Sean Mc Manus


Warm (Flat) Earth
Michael Youlton




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