Maureen O’Sullivan Dublin Independent TD retired.
President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald message of solidarity to women of the Henry Reeve Brigade
Michelle O’Neill delivers a message of solidarity to the women serving in Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical Brigades on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021
Maire Devine Health care nurse. Sinn Féin Councillor in Dublin, paying tribute to heroic Cuban women.
Marie Barry of CUBA SOLIDARITY FORUM IRELAND delivers a message of solidarity to the women serving in Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical Brigades on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021.
International Women’s Day 2021 Éilis Ryan of The Workers Party in solidarity with Cuban Women.
Cathy Power, Irish citizen & resident of Cuba, with a message of solidarity on IWD21
Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Féin MP pays tribute to the heroic women of Cuba’s HENRY REEVE BRIGADE as they serve across the world in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic.
Louise O’Reilly Sinn Fein TD-Enterprise,Trade and Employment spokeswoman. On the heroic example set by Cuban women.
Jack McGinley, Irish Trade Unionist & Cuba Solidarity Forum Ireland member, introducing CSFI & the need to build a truly national cross party Cuban Solidarity Campaign. Time to unblock Cuba.
Yasmary Rodriguez member of Cuba Solidarity Forum Ireland, Cuban citizen living in Ireland, speaks of the remarkable victories won by Cuban women.
I was glad during my time as a T.D. in Dáil Eireann that I had the opportunity along with Deputy Thomas Pringle, Convenor of the Irish-Cuban Parliamentary Friendship Group, to be a voice on Cuba, a voice for Cuba, asking parliamentary questions, hosting meetings with Cuban visitors, speaking at Cuban events also using my position as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee to keep Cuba on the agenda, especially in relation to The Cuban Five and the Sanctions.
There were some memorable moments for me – chairing the Liberty Hall event where Fernando Gonzalez of the Cuban Five was the speaker; also working with the Cuban Ambassadors Teresita, Hermes and Hugo and of course meeting President Diaz-Canal.
And most memorable were the visits to Cuba with my own friends and supporters.
All of which brings me to make the point of the need for more engagement between Ireland and Cuba – politically, economically, socially and culturally. I wish the new group well and hope it will contribute to that greater engagement, also a greater awareness in Ireland of Cuba.
I believe a priority has to be the Sanctions, to raise greater awareness of the illegality and immorality of the sanctions.
The Cuban people’s determination to create a just and equal society, and a model of the New Human being that Che spoke of, has resulted in great achievements in Health and Education for the entire population of Cuba. They have in a spirit of true solidarity with the rest of the World generously shared their experience and Human resources. They have truly shown, despite brutal opposition, that “Another World is Possible”. I welcome and support the work of Cuba Solidarity Forum in strengthening the bonds of friendship between Cuba and Ireland, 2 Sovereign Island nations with so much in common.
Dr. David Hickey
On behalf of the Labour Party I send support and good wishes to Cuban Solidarity Forum Ireland.
The ongoing campaign to have all sanctions against the Republic of Cuba lifted will continue.
Hopefully a new policy platform will be advanced by the new Biden administration in the United States. The many friends of Cuba in Ireland particularly in the Labour Party and labour movement will continue to work to this objective.
Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson.
Sinn Féin extends best wishes to the Cuban Solidarity Forum.
At this time of so many global challenges, international solidarity & cooperation are more important than ever.
Despite the pressures caused by the imposition of unjust sanctions, the role Cuba has played in providing practical solidarity & support to so many countries in the global struggle against Covid-19 has been exemplary.
The Cuban revolution is an enduring source of inspiration for freedom loving & progressive peoples across our world.
Sinn Féin will continue to act in solidarity with our friends in Cuba, & is pleased to be associated with the work of the Cuban Solidarity Forum Ireland.
We welcome the formation of CSFI and look forward to working in solidarity and co-operation with the courageous people of Cuba and against the unjust blockade imposed on them by the US Government over so many decades.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland