Republican Network for Unity
|Republican Network for Unity|
|Ideology||Irish Republicanism Socialism|
|Political position||Left Wing|
|Politics of Ireland
The Republican Network for Unity is a small Irish republican political group. It was formed in 2007 in opposition to the Sinn Fein special Ard Fheis's vote of support for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. It was originally known as the "Ex-POWs and Concerned Republicans against RUC/PSNI & MI5". The group re-organized, changing its name to "Republican Network for Unity". It is opposed to the Good Friday Agreement and the PSNI, although it has been critical of other dissident organisations such as the Real IRA.
A number of commentators view RNU as the political wing of Óglaigh na hÉireann (Real IRA splinter group),  although this has been rejected by RNU. A number of prominent republicans lead RNU, such as Belfast members Carl Reilly and Martin Óg Meehan, are both leading dissident republicans.
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