The Irish Freedom Party will support all efforts to strengthen the Irishness of Ireland, in particular its language, its distinctive cultural and historical traditions.
Our nation and its freedom will only develop if our culture is strong. Culture is not something you go and see, but primarily how you live your life and celebrate and describe that life.
Just as the Celtic revival of the late 19th century preceded and gave strength to those who fought for freedom in 1916 and the War of Independence; we will only be independent and self-governing when we want, indeed need, to give expression to who we are as a people. Yes, a people, a demos, a proud and ancient nation.
To that end, the Irish Freedom Party rejects the cultural self-hatred (oikophobia) so widespread among some in our country.
We have much to celebrate in Ireland – our language, our dance, our music, our games. Our poets, writers and artists are known and respected throughout the world. But it’s even more important, that they are known and respected in Ireland itself. Our culture will become stronger when we as a people realise its beauty, its uniqueness and power to move us.