Eoin O Broin: We need radical republicanism

2018 will mark a significant turning point in the history of Sinn Féin

31st December, 2017
Gerry Adams: his book The Politics of Irish Freedom is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1986 Pic: PA

Last week, I re-read The Politics of Irish Freedom. Published in 1986, it was the first detailed account by Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin’s radical republicanism.

It was written at the height of the conflict in the North, and shortly after Adams was first elected MP for West Belfast. In part, it was an attempt to break through the censorship and propaganda of the political establishment and present Sinn Féin’s republicanism on...

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