Irish Republican Army (IRA) Easter Statement, (released 5 April 2007)
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Text of Irish Republican Army (IRA) Easter statement, (released 5 April 2007)
"On this, the 91st anniversary of the 1916 Rising the leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann extends solidarity to the families of our patriot dead.
This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Border Campaign and we remember with pride those comrades and friends who gave their lives in that phase of our struggle.
We send solidarity greetings to our imprisoned comrades and their families.
We believe that the outstanding endorsement of the Sinn Féin position last month is further validation of the initiatives and decisions taken by us in recent times.
We believe that Irish republicanism is stronger, more united and more confident than at any time since partition and that we can achieve an end to the partition of our country and the establishment of a free and independent Ireland.
We firmly believe that our republican goal of a united Ireland is achievable through purely peaceful and democratic means. We remain fully committed to the establishment of the ideals and principles enshrined in the Proclamation of 1916.
The will of the people has been and is to see advances in the political process. The British and Irish governments and all of the political parties must ensure that this happens. We welcome the breakthrough on Monday 26 March and we commend all involved and we urge them to continue their efforts to advance the peace process.
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