Cairde na hÉireann (Friends of Ireland) is the main republican organisation in Scotland. Please read the About Cairde section for some background information on the organisation and its activities. You can also keep up to date, with various forthcoming events that will be organised by Cairde by visiting out events page. Or if you prefer you can use facebook or twitter to get more frequent updates and news.

Police Protest

11 September 2015

The Glasgow office of Cairde na hEireann was raided today, Friday, 11th September by Police Scotland. The elderly member who looks after the shop side of things has been detained for questioning. The search warrant stated that they were looking for items of 'support for paramilitary organisations'. Cairde na hEireann is fully committed to the peace process and has been since their inception.

The Glasgow office has been open for 9 years. Has been used for meetings with many senior police personnel and is regularly visited by police Scotland. Never has there been any question of our merchandise being illegal.

Today's actions are simply an attempt at intimidating our community based on ignorance and anti Irish racism by the police. The items taken are in relation to the Irish Hunger Strikes of 1981 and Irish republicanism. They are not illegal.

We have 2 offices, both selling the same merchandise, yet only the Gallowgate office was targeted. It is our belief that Police Scotland have an agenda with republicans based in this part of Glasgow. Our involvement in defending businesses located in the Gallowgate area from previous attempts by the police to close them down is a more likely explanation to why we were raided. We will continue to support and defend our communities rights

Anti-racism march

23 February 2014

Come along this weekend and show your support.

Collusion march

14 August 2014

Hunger Strike Commemoration

7 June 2014

A message to our comrades

21 May 2014

Best wishes to all Sinn Fein candidates in the upcoming local & European elections. Good luck from your comrades in Scotland. Sinn Fein Abu!

Hunger Strike Play

7 May 2014

1981 Hunger Strike play this Friday.
Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start.
Tickets £10

Events in May, organised by the Blood upon the Rose R.F.B.

16 April 2014

Upcoming marches

30 March 2014

Fallen Comrades M\arch - 26th of April
Blood Upon the Rose March - 24th of May
Annual Hunger Strike Commemoration - 14th of June

Details to be confirmed


Anti-racism march

18 March 2014

Come along this weekend and show your support.

Cairde v Cancer

18 June 2013

Cairde v Cancer is a part of Cairde na hÉireann’s charity work. For the past 2 years we have undertaken fundraising ventures to give to Cancer charity organisations. Last year we donated £2800 to Pink Ladies breast cancer in Derry, in the name of Vol. Paul Kinsella who died from leukemia.

This was raised by members taking part in a Sponsored run and sponsored walk. So far this year we have donated £1066 to Marie Curie and £1066 to Northern Irelands Children’s hospice. This was done in the name of Vol. Brian Keenan who died from cancer. This was achieved through a sponsored hill walk, sponsored run and a function in Plains. A further £800 goes to Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Glasgow. One of our own has a family member receiving support from Maggie’s. The family held a function in the Squirrel Bar with Cairde bands doing their bit to help.

In 2 years this is a total of £5732 raised for cancer charities. To get involved or donate to future ventures drop us a line at info@cairdenaheireann.info

- Cairde V Cancer Team