éirígí is committed to building a revolutionary political party that is genuinely controlled by its general membership. This commitment to a ‘bottom-up’ ethos extends to the process used by éirígí to make amendments to the party constitution and to the adoption of party policy. Some features of éirígí’s unique internal decision-making process include :
– Exhaustive, membership-wide, discussions on the topic in question, often involving several rounds of debate and multiple drafts of documents.
– A ‘temporary-veto’ system which allows one third of members to temporarily halt a major decision, pending further discussion.
– A ‘one member – one vote’ ballot on all major policy and strategy documents, which removes the inherent problems of a delegate-based system.
If you want to find out more about éirígí’s internal decision-making processes you can do so by reading Bunreacht éirígí.
The party constitution was adopted at the May 2007 Ard-Fheis when the general membership of éirígí decided to constitute the organisation as a political party. It has been amended on a number of occasions since then, most recently at the November 2012 Ard-Fheis.
From Socialism Alone Can the Salvation of Ireland Come
Published in 2010, this document comprehensively addresses the economic and social aspect of Ireland’s revolutionary struggle. Within this paper éirígí’s analysis of contemporary capitalism and the party’s vision of a democratic socialist alternative are explained in detail.
Elections, Elected Institutions and Ireland’s Revolutionary Struggle
Published in 2009, this document contains éirígí’s view of liberal democracy, elections and elected institutions. It also outlines the conditions under which éirígí will contest elections and éirígí’s view of the various elected institutions to which elections are held in Ireland.
Imperialism – Ireland and Britain
Published in 2007, this document addresses the negative impact that imperialist policies have had on the development of humanity across the globe. It also outlines éirígí’s view of the historical and contemporary relationship between Ireland and Britain.