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Use momentum of 1916 anniversary to build social change - Kearney

30 April, 2016 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney said today that the momentum brought about by the centenary of 1916 should be used to build republicanism and the politics of social change. 

Mr Kearney said; 

"In recent days tens of thousands of Irish people and international visitors celebrated, remembered and commemorated the 2016 centenary with imagination, colour and great pride. 

"2016 is not only a year to mark special anniversaries but to harness these as opportunities to build the politics of Irish republicanism and social change.

"This is a year to popularise the vision and spirit of the Rising, and to encourage even greater levels of support for republican objectives and the transformation of Irish society. 

"Against the backdrop of increased republican representation in the Dáil and Seanad, next Thursday 5th May presents another major opportunity to increase the electoral support, and the political strength of Sinn Féin in the North. 

"Every republican in Ireland should be organising to achieve that goal."

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