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.
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