Irish Republican News · April 25, 2016
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“Irish Republic declared”


A morse code message written by Irish rebel James Connolly and transmitted by Marconi operator David Burke was broadcast 100 years ago today. It was Ireland’s first and one of the world’s first radio broadcasts.

It read: “Irish Republic declared in Dublin today. Irish troops have captured city and are in full possession. Enemy cannot move in city. The whole country rising.”

The original broadcast took place 190 metres from the GPO, the headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising, as fighting raged between republican fighters and British troops in the streets of Dublin.

To pay tribute to these men and women, we publish their proclamation, their first declaration of the Irish Republic and the announcement of a heroic struggle against oppression which still resonates in Ireland and abroad.

And we also take this opportunity to pay tribute to our subscribers for supporting us as we continue to distribute the republican message using the newest media.

Míle Buíochas, a thousand thanks.

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