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The Republican Network for Unity (Irish: Poblachtáigh do Aontiú[1][2]) is a small Irish republican political party. It was formed in 2007 in opposition to the Sinn Féin special Ard Fheis's vote of support for the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Republican Network for Unity

Poblachtáigh do Aontiú
Founded2007
IdeologyIrish republicanism
Socialism
Political positionLeft-wing

HistoryEdit

The organisation was originally known as the "Ex-POWs and Concerned Republicans against RUC/PSNI & MI5". The group re-organized, changing its name to "Republican Network for Unity". In October 2013, it registered as a political party and moved from being a pressure group. It coincided with the release of their documents "standing outside the peace process" and "revolutionary Republicanism". It is opposed to the Good Friday Agreement because it believes that it usurps Irish sovereignty and entrenches Partition. RNU opposes the PSNI, which it sees as an extension of the old RUC and the first stage of protection of an illegal state.

A number of commentators view RNU as the political wing of Óglaigh na hÉireann,[3] although this has been rejected by RNU. A number of prominent republicans lead RNU.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Terminology". 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ "RNU New Year Statement 2015 - Indymedia Ireland". www.indymedia.ie.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-04-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)