INC AIMS AND
The Irish people have the democratic right
to freedom, unity and peace. The INC asserts that right, which is enshrined in
the 1916 Proclamation, the Democratic Programme of the First Dáil, and is the
desire of the majority of the Irish people.
The INC asserts that a declaration of
intent by the British to withdraw from Ireland is a prerequisite for the
development and establishment of an independent, sovereign nation, itself the
basis of Irish democracy. Only this can truly represent the interests of all
the Irish people and guarantee their right, through national
self-determination, to freedom, unity and peace.
The INC also espouses the democratic right
of the people to live and work in their own country, to full equality between
men and women and, most importantly, to safeguard the future of our children.
We assert the right to full access to our own culture, to which the Irish
language is central, and the cultures of other peoples.
Partition has distorted the political,
economic, social and cultural life of our country and has fostered sectarian
divisions among our people. The diversity of tradition, culture and opinion of
the Irish people should be a source of strength, but has been instead used to
divide us. The INC asserts its abhorrence of sectarianism and believes such
division has denied the rights of all traditions in Ireland and true democracy.
Unity of the Irish people can only come about when Britain ends its
interference in Ireland and allows the Irish people to determine their own
We have the right as a people to live in
peace individually, nationally and internationally. True peace will be secured
when justice has been achieved, our national democratic rights established and
the cultural identities of our people protected.
Peace in Ireland in the international
context will only be secured by maintaining a positively neutral position and
promoting demilitarisation and the optimum protection of the environment.
We demand that the British government start
the process by declaring their intent to leave us to build a free, united,