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Ruairí Ó Brádaigh/Maolmhuire Ó Raghallaigh Cumann established in Co Wicklow

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:

Wicklow County Council Condemned

Republican Sinn Fein in Wicklow wishes to highlight an issue which has been brought to our attention in recent weeks. Residents and visitors of Wicklow town have approached us at their wits end with the unsatisfactory situation at hand.
The quays and piers in the town are very popular among tourists and locals alike. Walkers, sailors, fishing enthusiasts and people who just come to take in the areas natural beauty are among the many people who frequent the area daily. However this popular area is being tarnished and polluted at the hands of inept local authorities.
The port for a considerable time now has been exporting "refuse derived fuel" to Germany. At one stage 1,800 tonnes of this waste were being stored in the port. Foul smells from the quay have been reported by many people in the area. Local councillors last January claimed "these smells have been eliminated". However this is a total fallacy. People frequenting the area are often been forced to leave with the foul smell.
Wicklow County Council have "passed the buck" so to speak, to the EPA in regard to the policing of the waste that is stored in the port. They have been tasked with "minimising the odour in the port". Clearly they are not fulfilling their brief in this regard and they are causing serious damage not just environmentally but also economically to the area. Tourists and visitors are not staying around and in turn they are not spending their money in the town.
Ironically, just a few miles outside the town a landfill which accepts 150,000 tonnes of waste each year, is in operation for the last number of years.  Also causing serious odour problems.  We of Republican Sinn Fein in Wicklow ask the question "is it fitting to call Wicklow the garden of Ireland anymore?". A county which boasts amazing natural beauty is been let down badly by those who claim they are there to protect it.

"We of Republican Sinn Féin are the nucleus, which represents what Emmet represented,
the soul of Ireland,the prophetic shock minority, those who are neither purchased nor intimidated."

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