Kearney calls for democratic people's rising against austerity and poverty
Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has said there is a need for a democratic people's rising in Ireland and across Europe.
Writing in his latest blog, Mr Kearney said;
"The Easter Rising was a spark that lit a fire of popular resistance against British rule in Ireland.
"One hundred years on from 1916 there is a need for a democratic people's rising in Ireland as well as across Europe and the globe - against austerity, poverty and injustice.
"The task now facing the political left and progressive civic society is clear; to become more cohesive and unite to inspire a democratic people's rising for an all Ireland of equals and a world of equals.
"Political strength and political power are central to delivering change.
"The political strength of left and anti-austerity parties in government should be used to maximise mutual economic co-operation and the promotion of progressive, democratic programmes which will benefit all our people."