Friends of Sinn Féin
The Friends of Sinn Féin or Cairde Sinn Féin is the name for five different Irish republican organisations; located in Scotland, Cairde na hÉireann, England, Canada, the United States and Australia respectively.
Each FOSF is associated with the political party Sinn Féin in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and works with the Irish Scots, Irish English Irish Canadian, Irish American and Irish Australian communities to foster good relations between the Sinn Féin party and the governments of those nations although they refuse to take their seats in the British parliament, and the goals of Sinn Féin (a United Ireland, Democratic Socialism and the promotion of Irish culture). The US organisation is one of the chief fund-raising sources for Sinn Féin. In 2008 it was reported that the United States remains a major contributor and a "key source of funds" for the party.
Cairde Sinn Féin is run by Joe Reilly (Ireland) and Roger Locke (United States), a Meath West councillor and Ard Chomhairle (executive body) member.