Travelling the Same Road? Arthur Griffith & The IRB, pre-1916, The Irish Story, published 11th October 2015.
Gerard Shannon on Arthur Griffith’s long and often tortuous relationship with the Irish Republican Brotherhood up to 1916.
By 1905, the journalist and radical Irish separatist Arthur Griffith was keen to use his influence in advanced nationalist circles to present an alternative to the militant Irish republicanism that he had been sympathetic to in his youth.
Griffith’s proposed alternative – first, presented in a public speech and later published – was a political theory that aspired towards a more passive resistance to British rule in Ireland. It became known as the ‘Sinn Féin policy’.