About Us

Éirígí was formed in 2006 by a group of community and political activists who believed a new political movement was needed to challenge injustice and to build support for a new society and economy anchored in the Republican principles of Liberty, Equality, Democracy, Justice and Community.

Modern Ireland is a deeply undemocratic, unequal and unfair country, not by accident, but by design. The partition of Ireland in 1922 spawned two conservative, sectarian states that were specifically designed to protect the interests of their respective elites and of private capital.


It is the core function of the establishment political parties to maintain the illusion of democracy whilst simultaneously colluding with each other to protect and advance the interests of multinationals, banks, landlords, foreign governments and other powerful anti-democratic forces. The private bank bailout, NAMA, the imposition of austerity and the privatisation of natural resources and public services are just the latest examples of the system working exactly as it was designed to do.

A Real Alternative

Éirígí offers a real alternative to these establishment parties and the failures of the past. We have no loyalty to a state or a socio-economic system that perpetuates poverty, inequality, injustice and division in our society. Our only loyalty is to the Irish working class and the New Republic that we aim to help build.

 The road to the New Republic requires the patient building of a peaceful mass movement incorporating political parties, campaign groups, trade unions, cultural organisation and other progressive forces. It is this movement that will become the engine for change and the transformation of our society to one based upon cooperation, not competition.

 Take a look around our website to find out more about Éirígí and what we do.  If you like what you see get in touch today and join the fight for a New Republic.

A Democratic Programme For The New Republic (PDF)


A Democratic Programme For The New Republic.

A Democratic Programme For The New Republic.

“Éirígí wants to see a new all-Ireland Republic that will put the needs of the many ahead of the greed of the few; a New Republic that will protect and manage our natural environment for the benefit of future generations; a New Republic that will be secular, egalitarian and internationalist; a New Republic that will support our native language and culture; a New Republic that will provide secure, properly paid employment for everyone that can work and support for those that can’t; a New Republic that will provide all of our citizens with the housing, healthcare, education and other essential services that they need to reach their full potential.”

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Email: eirigigeneralsecretary@gmail.com

Phone: +353 86 807 1010