A new Republican Sinn Féin Cumann has been established in County Wicklow. It is a historic moment as the Republican movement hasn't had an active Cumann in the Garden county since the pre-1986 era. The Cumann has been named in honour of local man Maolmhuire Ó Raghallaigh and the recently deceased Ruairí Ó Brádaigh. Both men gave a lifetime of service to the Republican cause and stayed true to their principles to the end. Ó Raghallaigh saw active service during the Counter-revolution of 1922-23 as a member of Neil 'Plunkett' O'Boyle's Flying Column, and remained a dedicated Republican throughout all the defections over the years until passing away in 1992. Ó Brádaigh joined the movement in 1950 and went on to become a legendary figure, serving as IRA Chief Of Staff during Operation Harvest and also serving two lengthy terms as president of Sinn Féin.
The Ruairí Ó Brádaigh/Maolmhuire Ó Raghallaigh Cumann pledge to offer the people of County Wicklow a Republican alternative to the failed policies of the Leinster House parties through the Éire Nua programme. Republican Sinn Féin stand for a complete British withdrawal from Ireland and the deliverance of social justice through the full implementation of the 1916 Proclamation. As well as promoting the policies of the Republican movement, we endeavour to highlight local issues affecting local people and the ongoing use of selective internment in the occupied six counties.
The Cumann has members from all over County Wicklow and is looking for fresh recruits. For further information you can contact the Republican Sinn Féin head office at 018729747 or visit either of these websites: