Elections and elected institutions alone cannot deliver the change that the people of Ireland need and deserve. The economy, the political system and our society cannot be transformed without the participation of the mass of the people. Campaigns have the potential to empower, politicise and mobilise large numbers of people, who alone can provide the dynamic for the establishment of a New Republic.
Since 2006 Éirígí activists have been involved in a wide range of political, social, economic and cultural campaigns. Some of these campaigns have been organised by Éirígí alone and others have been in collaboration with others. Those campaigns include:
Supporting the right of every family to live in a secure, affordable home through the establishment of a new system of mixed income Universal Public Housing (2016 onwards)
Asserting the right of women to access safe, legal and free abortion services across Ireland, working within Together For Yes to repeal the 8th Amendment (2012 onwards)
Preventing the privatisation of Ireland’s water resources and services through direct action, boycott and protest as part of the Right 2 Water (2012-2017)
Boycott The Property Tax to defeat an unjust austerity tax (2012-2013)
Urging voters to Vote No to the militarist and neo-liberal ideology of the European Union (2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
Highlighting Irish collusion in unjust wars and demanding Imperialists Out of Ireland (2007 onwards)
Actively promoting the restoration of the An Teanga to widespread everyday use across Ireland (2007 onwards)
Supporting the Irish right to self-determination through the Campaign For British Withdrawal from the Six Counties (2006 onwards)
Opposing the giveaway of the Corrib Natural Gas Field through the Shell to Sea Campaign (2006-2010)
Encouraging citizens to Reclaim The Republic through the distribution of more than 70,000 copies of the 1916 Proclamation (2006-2007)
Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding campaign content to our new website, so be sure to check back regularly.