Quotes relating to the last article, both historical and current:
We need to develop a Republicanism that doesn't accept institutionalisation and Armani suits.
Dr. Anthony McIntyre
Whoever betrayed the cause, or gave up the fight, or suffered loss of spirit, it was seldom the People. We are the People.
I would walk from here to Drogheda and back to see the man who is blockhead enough to expect anything except injustice from an English Parliament.
We must see our present fight right through to the very end. Generations will continue to meet the same fate unless the perennial oppressor, Britain, is removed, for she will unashamedly and mercilessly continue to maintain her occupation and economic exploitation of Ireland to judgment day, if she is not halted and ejected.
The New Stormont is a step backwards-away from a free and independent Ireland.
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh
I am sorry to see ex-comrades sitting in Stormont. They had it in their power to strike a better deal. They've become British Ministers in a so-called Northern Ireland state. But in Irish history there has always been the native traitor.
The fundamental principle of Republicanism is self-determination and not one shred of self-determination is involved in this 'peace accord.'
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
Has any man here the hardihood to stand up and say that it was for this our fathers suffered, that it was for this our comrades have died in the field and in the barrack yard?
If our last bullet had been fired, our last shilling spent & our last man were lying on the ground with his enemies howling round him with the bayonets raised ready to plunge into his body, that man should say – true to the tradition handed down – if they say to him “Now, will you come into our Empire” – he should and he would say “No, I will not.”
Cathal Brugha, 1921