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Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth (known as Ógra Shinn Féin until 2012) (Irish: Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Óige Phoblachtach) is the youth wing of the Irish political party Sinn Féin. SFRY is active and organised throughout the island of Ireland.[3][4] Upon its establishment in 1997 it was originally known as Sinn Féin Youth; it changed to Ógra Shinn Féin in 1999. A number of Sinn Féin's elected representatives are also members of SFRY.[5][6]

Contents

1 Membership 2 Organisation 3 Campaigns and issues 4 Recent events 5 Affiliations

5.1 International

6 Notable members and former members 7 National organisers 8 Publications 9 Notable actions and incidents 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Membership[edit] Membership is free and open to all Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
party members and college society members aged 15 to 29 who support a united Ireland
Ireland
and the establishment of a democratic socialist republic.[7] Organisation[edit] Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth is organised in all 32 counties of Ireland, in both local communities and universities.[3] Its structure is similar to that of Sinn Féin. SFRY cumainn are largely autonomous from local Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
structures.[8]

Cumainn - cumainn are organised within a local area or within a college or university. At present there are over 50 active SFRY cumainn throughout Ireland. A cumainn is required to have a minimum of five members.[8][9] National Youth Committee - the National Committee (Comhairle Náisiúnta) is the democratically elected governing body of Sinn Féin Republican Youth. It consists of between 21 members. Half of the National Youth Committee will be elected by activists at an annual conference, and half will be selected by those elected already in place. The chair of the National Youth Committee will be appointed by the party chair.[10]

Campaigns and issues[edit]

Members of Ógra Shinn Féin in Derry
Derry
2008 painting a Royal Mail postbox as part of the Green Post-Box Campaign.

An Ógra Shinn Féin banner drop on O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street
in April 2009, as part of the Save 16 Moore Street campaign

The long-term aim of Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth is "to recruit young dedicated activists to ensure the continuity and successful conclusion of the struggle" to establish a 32 County Democratic Socialist Republic.[11] Specific issues of primary importance include: Irish unity and independence; workers' rights; the protection of the environment; an end to sectarianism and racism in Ireland; decent housing for the people; weekend elections and referendums; education; supporting the Shell to Sea
Shell to Sea
campaign,[12] voting age to be lowered to 16;[13] and the promotion of the Irish language
Irish language
(Gaeilge). The following is a list of some campaigns which Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth has been involved in:

Educate to be Free Campaign - This campaign was launched in Winter 2008 and calls for free education for all. It also calls for an increase in Irish language
Irish language
education and for student empowerment and radicalizing students unions.[14][15] Green Postbox Campaign - This campaign was launched in 2008 and involved young republicans in Northern Ireland
Ireland
painting postboxes green (postboxes in the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
are green while those in Northern Ireland
Ireland
are red). The campaign received severe criticism from Unionist politicians such as Jim Wells. It is alleged that hundreds of postboxes were painted throughout Northern Ireland.[16][17][18] Although this campaign was officially launched in 2008, it had been common for ÓSF members and other Irish republicans to engage in this practice. In 2006, a Tyrone
Tyrone
ÓSF member was arrested for painting a postbox in Fintona.[19] National Suicide Prevention Campaign - In 2006 Ógra Shinn Féin launched a nationwide suicide prevention campaign. The campaign focuses on the dissemination of information and the demand for an all Ireland
Ireland
approach to suicide awareness.[20][21] ARISE - In 2007 Ógra Shinn Féin launched the Anti-Racism, Imperialism, Sectarianism and Exploitation (ARISE) campaign.[22][23] Other campaigns - It is/was also involved in campaigns regarding Demilitarization, Anti-Collusion, Disband the Royal Ulster Constabulary/Proper Policing, Minimum Wage, Lower Car Insurance, A President for All, Gay Rights, Re-routing Orange Order
Orange Order
marches, "Freedom for the POW's", "Bring them home" (Colombia Three), anti-occupation of Iraq, remembering "Irish martyrs", Irish language, Shell to Sea, Save 16 Moore Street and All Ireland
Ireland
mobile tariff .[24] In August 2016 Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
youth activists staged a protest outside of Fine Gael
Fine Gael
Headquarters due to their decision to use tax-payer's money to appeal the European Commission's decision to force Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
to hand over €13 billion in unpaid taxes to the state. [25] The protest involved dumping dozens of apples on the doorstep of the building as well as impaling apples on the railings.

Recent events[edit]

Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth members with Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
President Mary Lou McDonald and the late Martin McGuinness
Martin McGuinness
at Máirtín Ó Muilleoir's Westminster election launch in February 2015.

As part of the transformation of the Republican Movement to reflect changing realities brought about by the peace process, a decision was taken to change the logo, and at the 2004 National Congress the green star and orange graffiti-style logo was adopted. The logo was again changed at the 2006 Congress when the current logo, incorporating the words Ógra Shinn Féin, the Starry Plough, the Sunburst Flag
Sunburst Flag
and the "Freedom Lark" was adopted. Ógra Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
has been criticised by the Young Unionists
Young Unionists
for failing to remove the petrol bomb logo from a number of its wall murals.[26] Affiliations[edit]

National Youth Council of Ireland
Ireland
(NYCI) - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth is a full member of the National Youth Council of Ireland.[27] European Network of Democratic Young Left
European Network of Democratic Young Left
(ENDYL) - Sinn Féin Republican Youth is a full member of the ENDYL.[28]

International[edit] Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth has strong connections with a number of pro-independence and socialist groups throughout the world, including:

SEGI - A Basque nationalist party that forms part of the Basque National Liberation Movement and is aligned with Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak, Batasuna
Batasuna
and the militant organisation ETA.[29][30] SEGI is proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the Spanish and French authorities.[31][32] ÓSF frequently send delegations to the Basque Country[33][34] It has been reported in the Spanish media that the Spanish security services are monitoring both groups closely and have noticed a sharp increase in co-operation between the two. Spanish papers have also claimed that the youth wings exchange IRA and ETA knowledge and information.[35] Ghjuventù Indipendentista - A youth movement which supports Corsican Nationalism and advocates independence from France. An ÓSF delegation attend the "Scontri Internaziunali" which is held in the town of Corte in central Corsica
Corsica
every year.[36] JERC - The youth wing of the Catalan nationalist group Republican Left of Catalonia
Catalonia
which campaigns for the independence of Catalonia
Catalonia
from Spain.[37][38] Others - ÓSF also supports nationalist movements in Kanaky
Kanaky
(New Caledonia), Kabylie
Kabylie
(Algeria), Galicia, Spain, Scotland, Sardinia
Sardinia
and Brittany.

Notable members and former members[edit]

Members of Ógra Shinn Féin (along with SWP and WSM) protesting against the reintroduction of college fees, Dublin, February 2009. Note the use of the sunburst flag, a symbol of Fianna Éireann

Pearse Doherty – Current Teachta Dála (TD) representing Donegal and former Senator, served as a member of the ÓSF National Executive.[39] Máiría Cahill – Former ÓSF National Secretary[40] who has since gone public with allegations that she was abused by her then uncle-in-law and former IRA member and that the IRA and Sinn Féin covered this up.[41][42] The accused has denied it and was also acquitted of the charges.[43][44] Cahill was elected as a Senator in 2015 for the Labour Party. Toiréasa Ferris
Toiréasa Ferris
– Elected to Kerry County Council and candidate for Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
in the European Parliament Elections
European Parliament Elections
in 2009. Eoin Ó Broin
Eoin Ó Broin
– Current Teachta Dála (TD) representing Dublin Mid-West. Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Director of European Affairs. He is also a published author and a former National Organiser of Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Youth. Daithí McKay
Daithí McKay
– Former Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
MLA for North Antrim and political commentator. Jonathan O'Brien
Jonathan O'Brien
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
TD representing Cork North-Central. Niall Ó Donnghaile
Niall Ó Donnghaile
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
councillor representing East Belfast, and Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Assembly Press Officer. Lord Mayor of Belfast (2011–12). David Cullinane
David Cullinane
– Current Teachta Dála (TD) representing Waterford. Former Senator and previous member of Waterford City Council. Matt Carthy
Matt Carthy
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
MEP for Midlands–North-West. Megan Fearon
Megan Fearon
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
MLA for Newry and Aramgh.

National organisers[edit]

Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Youth members in South Armagh
Armagh
1997

Eoin Ó Broin
Eoin Ó Broin
- 1997-98 Matt Carthy
Matt Carthy
- 1998-2000 Damian Lawlor - 2000-02 (Author of Na Fianna Éireann
Fianna Éireann
and the Irish Revolution - 1909 to 1923) Chris O'Ralaigh - 2002-03 Mickey Bravender - 2003-06 Barry McColgan - 2006-09 Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire
- 2009–2011

Publications[edit]

The front cover of Awaiting the Lark
Lark
written and published by Sinn Féin Republican Youth

Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth publishes a quarterly republican youth magazine entitled Splanc. The magazine was launched in 2001, eventually ceasing publication around 2006. It was re-launched in 2007, primarily in online format, with the same name, Splanc (which is the Irish language
Irish language
translation of Spark).[45] ÓSF has published its own book Awaiting the Lark
Lark
in 2006 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Irish hunger strike. The book includes interviews with many well known Irish republicans such as Michelle Gildernew, Barry McElduff, Sean Crowe, Seanna Walsh
Seanna Walsh
and Martina Anderson. It includes photographs from the funerals of the hunger strikers and protests that took place around the time. The book also includes information about Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg who died on hunger strike in 1974 and 1976 respectively.[46][47] Notable actions and incidents[edit] Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth frequently attracts media attention or causes controversy due to some of its activities. Some notable examples include:

Arrests at Belfast
Belfast
City Hall 1997 - On 3 November 1997 three members of ÓSF were arrested after they scaled the front of Belfast
Belfast
City Hall and unfurled a banner calling for the release of political prisoners. This was part of the "Saoirse" campaign. The RUC special branch later allegedly attempted to recruit one of those arrested to serve as an informant.[48] Alleged abuse by Gardaí
Gardaí
in Store Street 1998 - In November 1998 seven members of ÓSF were arrested by Gardaí
Gardaí
in Dublin
Dublin
for allegedly acting in an abusive manner. While being held in Store Street Garda station the activists alleged that they were kicked and beaten by Gardaí. A protest which took place outside the Garda Station that night resulted in skirmishes between demonstrators and the Gardaí.[49][50] UCC Riot 1999 - In November 1999, 50 gardaí were called in to reinforce University College Cork
University College Cork
security after a melee broke out in the corridors of the Science building. Members of Ógra Shinn Féin, the Socialist Party, Workers' Party and anti-fascist groups had attempted to force their way into a lecture hall where British writer and Holocaust denier David Irving
David Irving
was to hold a talk. Gardaí
Gardaí
were forced to baton charge the 600 strong crowd.[51]

Protest outside Crossmaglen
Crossmaglen
British Army (1999)

South Armagh
Armagh
demilitarization riots 2001 - In December 2001 ÓSF was blamed for carrying out petrol bomb attacks against RUC and British army bases in south Armagh. Twenty-two police officers, three soldiers and two police dogs were injured in the incidents during which protesters attacked the watchtowers at Creevekeeran and Drummuckaval with iron bars, bottles, fireworks and petrol bombs.[52][53] Two soldiers suffered serious head injuries after being hit with petrol bombs and had to be airlifted to hospital. Another soldier suffered serious burns. The barracks at Crossmaglen
Crossmaglen
was attacked and protesters managed to smash through the main gate after igniting an oil barrel and pushing it into the entrance.[54][55] Attack on SDLP councillor's office - In January 2002, SDLP councillor P. J. Bradley claimed members of ÓSF were responsible for an attack on his offices in Warrenpoint
Warrenpoint
during which eleven windows were smashed and paint was poured over the building and in through the windows. Caitríona Ruane
Caitríona Ruane
disputed Bradley's comments.[56] Attack on Rosslea PSNI station 2002 - On 1 July 2002 ÓSF was blamed for an organised attack against Rosslea PSNI station. Up to 50 masked youths threw stones and bottles at the police station causing extensive damage to the exterior of the building. The Unionist Newsletter described the attack as "appalling" and condemned ÓSF for "laying vicious siege" to Rosslea PSNI Station.[57][58]

"Britain, It's Time 2 Go" sticker

Sit-in at British Tourist office in Dublin
Dublin
2003 - In May 2003, six members of ÓSF staged a sit-in in the British Tourist office in Dublin, in protest at the decision by the British government to postpone the elections in Northern Ireland. A picket in support of the protest was held outside.[59] ÓSF banned from Trinity College 2005 - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
had been banned from organising in Trinity College Dublin
Dublin
until the ban was overturned in 1999.[60] In 2005, it was temporarily re-instated (until the end of the college term) after the TCD chairperson forwarded an email on to others [clarification needed] which included threatening remarks towards former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.[61]

ÓSF sticker calling for the Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
to be disbanded

1916 Auction Protest 2006 - In April 2006 members of ÓSF disrupted a sale of memorabilia associated with the Easter Rising
Easter Rising
of 1916 at James Adams & Sons Auctioneers on Stephen's Green, Dublin.[62] Two activists were arrested by Gardaí
Gardaí
but were later released without charge. The protest was the lead story on a number of News broadcasts including TV3 News.[63] Down Orange hall incident 2007 - In September 2007, ÓSF was heavily criticised after one of its members was taken to hospital following a fall from the roof of an Orange hall. The member had been removing a Union Flag
Union Flag
from the roof. This incident occurred at a time when Orange halls in the area had been subjected to firebomb and arson attacks.[64] Some people claimed that removing the flag was anti-sectarian and should be applauded.[65] Green Postbox campaign 2008 onwards - One campaign undertaken by ÓSF involved changing the colour of Royal Mail
Royal Mail
postboxes in Northern Ireland
Ireland
from red to green (green is the standard colour of postboxes in the Republic of Ireland).[66] Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
MLA Barry McElduff described the campaign as "peaceful political statement". Other politicians claimed this amounted to the MLA condoning criminal damage.[67] It is believed hundreds of postboxes were painted green in such republican heartlands as Derry, Strabane
Strabane
and West Tyrone alone.[18] Occupation of Green Party offices 2008 - On 4 December 2008, a number of ÓSF members took part in a protest organised by the student based "Free Education for Everyone" (FEE) group. A number of protesters were arrested after they occupied the offices of Paul Gogarty, Green Party Spokesperson on Education, in Lucan, County Dublin. Gardaí
Gardaí
were forced to break down the door of the office and arrested ten of the activists.[68] Gregory Campbell incident 2009 - ÓSF were criticised for comparing East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell to Nazi
Nazi
propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
on its web-blog. An accompanying edited image on the site showed Campbell's head superimposed on the body of a man wearing a Nazi
Nazi
uniform. The article criticised Campbell's NI Executive culture portfolio and his stance on the Irish language.[69][70] PSNI recording incident 2009 - In January 2009 a member of ÓSF in Omagh
Omagh
was arrested following a confrontation in the town. While at the police station, a constable attempted to recruit the man as an informant. The ÓSF member managed to record the incident on his cellphone. The incident has been brought before Omagh
Omagh
DPP and is currently under investigation by the Police Ombudsman. The recording of the incident was uploaded to YouTube.[71] Warrenpoint
Warrenpoint
visit 2009 - On 10 January 2009 ÓSF held a Republican Youth weekend in Newcastle, County Down. Part of the weekend involved a trip to the site of the Warrenpoint
Warrenpoint
Ambush where an IRA unit ambushed and killed 18 British soldiers in 1979. Protesters including Willie Frazer
Willie Frazer
and Jim Wells branded the trip an "insult to victims".[72] Loyalist victims campaigner Willie Frazer
Willie Frazer
said "10 years ago the world hoped that they had moved on from terrorism but as the last few days have shown they still firmly believe in armed conflict".[73] The local ÓSF spokesperson claimed it was simply part of a historical tour of the County Down
County Down
area.[74][75] Belfast
Belfast
dinner dance 2009: In January 2010 the Sunday World
Sunday World
(Northern Ireland
Ireland
edition) ran a full page article which criticized ÓSF for hosting a "Pro-IRA event" in a hotel in Belfast
Belfast
City Centre. The paper also claimed that there were numerous chants of "F*** the Brits" and "You'll never ever beat the IRA". According to ÓSF the event was a celebration of 100 years of Na Fianna Éireann
Fianna Éireann
with the families of dead Fians in attendance and traditional Irish Rebel music.[76] Government protests 2010: On 22 November 2010 ÓSF members took part in protests against the International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
bail-out. During a protest outside government buildings in Dublin
Dublin
one member of ÓSF was injured and taken to hospital after he was struck by a ministerial car during a sit-down protest. Scuffles also broke out with police.[77] In Cork, Ógra Shinn Féin occupied the offices of Fianna Fáil councillors in Cork City hall protesting against the selling out of Irish sovereignty to the European Union
European Union
and the IMF.[77] Israel embassy protest 2012: On 15 November 2012, two members of SFRY were arrested during a protest outside the Israeli embassy in Dublin. Gardaí
Gardaí
batoned activists who were taking part in a sit-down protest on the road in opposition to the Israeli bombing of Gaza as part of its Operation Pillar of Cloud.[78][79]

See also[edit]

Sinn Féin Fianna Éireann Connolly Youth Movement

References[edit]

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(1911–17) Éamon de Valera
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(1917–26) John J. O'Kelly (Sceilg) (1926–31) Brian O'Higgins
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(1931–33) Michael O'Flanagan (1933–35) Cathal Ó Murchadha (1935–37) Margaret Buckley (1937–50) Paddy McLogan (1950–52) Tomás Ó Dubhghaill (1952–54) Paddy McLogan (1954–62) Tomás Mac Giolla
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(1970–83) Gerry Adams
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(1983–2018) Mary Lou McDonald (2018–present)

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Arthur Griffith
(1905–08; 1917–22) Bulmer Hobson
Bulmer Hobson
(1907–10) Jennie Wyse Power (1911–) Thomas Kelly (1911–) Fr. Michael O'Flanagan (1917–23) P. J. Ruttledge (1923–26) Mary MacSwiney John Madden John J. O'Kelly (1931-33) Margaret Buckley (1933–35; 1952–60) Liam Raul (1933-37) Tom Maguire
Tom Maguire
(1935-37) Seamus Mitchell Padraig de Paor Criostóir O'Neill Michael Traynor (1950–54; 1962) Tomás Ó Dubhghaill (1950–52; 1954–62) Tony Magan (1960–62) Rory O'Driscoll (1962–63) Larry Grogan (1962–69; 1970–71) Seán Caughey (1963–65) Joe Clarke (1966–72) Cathal Goulding (1969–70) Dáithí Ó Conaill
Dáithí Ó Conaill
(1971–78; 1978–83) Máire Drumm
Máire Drumm
(1972–76) Joe Cahill (1976–78) Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
(1978–83) Phil Flynn (1983–85) John Joe McGirl (1985–88) Pat Doherty (1988–2009) Mary Lou McDonald (2009–2018) Michelle O'Neill
Michelle O'Neill
(2018–present)

Seanad leaders

Pearse Doherty (2007–10) David Cullinane
David Cullinane
(2011–16) Rose Conway-Walsh
Rose Conway-Walsh
(2016–)

Northern Ireland
Ireland
leaders

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
(1998–2007) Martin McGuinness
Martin McGuinness
(2007–17) Michelle O'Neill
Michelle O'Neill
(2017–)

Chairpersons

Seán MacManus (1984–90) Tom Hartley (1990–96) Mitchel McLaughlin
Mitchel McLaughlin
(1996–2005) Mary Lou McDonald (2005–09) Declan Kearney
Declan Kearney
(2009–)

General secretaries

Joe Cahill Cathleen Knowles Tom Hartley (1984–86) Joe Reilly (1986–88) Lucilita Bhreatnach (1988–2003) Mitchel McLaughlin
Mitchel McLaughlin
(2003–07) Rita O'Hare
Rita O'Hare
(2007–09) Dawn Doyle
Dawn Doyle
(2009–)

Directors of publicity

Seán Ó Brádaigh (1960–79) Danny Morrison (1979–90) Rita O'Hare
Rita O'Hare
(1990–98) Dawn Doyle
Dawn Doyle
(1998–2008) Rosaleen Doherty (2008–)

Party structures

Leader of Sinn Féin Ardfheis Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Front Bench Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth An Phoblacht Friends of Sinn Féin

Presidential candidates

Martin McGuinness
Martin McGuinness
(2011)

Elected representatives

Dáil Éireann

Gerry Adams John Brady Pat Buckley Seán Crowe David Cullinane Pearse Doherty Dessie Ellis Martin Ferris Kathleen Funchion Martin Kenny Mary Lou McDonald Denise Mitchell Imelda Munster Carol Nolan Jonathan O'Brien Eoin Ó Broin Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Louise O'Reilly Aengus Ó Snodaigh Maurice Quinlivan Brian Stanley Peadar Tóibín

Seanad Éireann

Rose Conway-Walsh Máire Devine Paul Gavan Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Niall Ó Donnghaile Fintan Warfield

European Parliament

Martina Anderson Lynn Boylan Matt Carthy Liadh Ní Riada

Northern Ireland
Ireland
Assembly

Caoimhe Archibald Cathal Boylan Michaela Boyle Linda Dillon Jemma Dolan Sinéad Ennis Megan Fearon Órlaithí Flynn Colm Gildernew Declan Kearney Catherine Kelly Gerry Kelly Seán Lynch Alex Maskey Declan McAleer Raymond McCartney Fra McCann Philip McGuigan Ian Milne Karen Mullan Conor Murphy Carál Ní Chuilín John O'Dowd Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Michelle O'Neill Emma Rogan Pat Sheehan

House of Commons (Abstentionist)

Mickey Brady Michelle Gildernew Chris Hazzard Paul Maskey Elisha McCallion Barry McElduff Francie Molloy

Lists

List of current Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
elected representatives

Alliances

European United Left–Nordic Green Left

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Political youth organisations in Ireland

All Ireland

Connolly Youth Movement Ógra Fianna Fáil Republican Socialist Youth Movement Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth Socialist Youth Young Greens

Republic of Ireland

Labour Youth Young Fine Gael

Northern Ireland

Alliance Youth Conservative Future Democratic Unionist Association SDLP Youth Young Labour Young Unionists

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Members of ENDYL – European Network of Democratic Young Left

Denmark: Socialistisk UngdomsFront Estonia: Estonian Left Party
Estonian Left Party
Youth Finland: Vasemmistonuoret France: Jeunes Communistes Germany: Linksjugend ['solid], JungdemokratInnen/Junge Linke Greece: SYN Youth Ireland: Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Republican Youth Iceland: Ung Vinstre Graen Latvia: Social Democratic Youth Organization Macedonia: Young Socialists of Macedonia Moldova: Komsomol Norway: Sosialistisk Ungdom Poland: Mlodzi Socjalisci Spain: Izquierda Unida, Joves d’Esquerra Verda Turkey: Özgürlük ve D

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