Irish Volunteers ("Sukarelawan Ireland", Bahasa Ireland: Óglaigh na hÉireann), Irish Volunteer Force[1][2][3] ("Pasukan Sukarelawan Ireland") atau juga Irish Volunteer Army,[4][5][6] ("Tentera Sukarelawan Ireland") merupakan sebuah organisasi tentera yang ditubuhkan pada tahun 1913 oleh pihak pihak nasionalis Ireland sebagai suatu tindakan balas terhadap pembentukan Ulster Volunteers pada tahun sebelumnya. Tujuan utamanya ialah "menjamin dan mengekalkan hak-hak dan kebebasan yang sama [dikehendaki] seluruh Ireland".[7] Anggota-anggota Conradh na Gaeilge, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sinn Féin,[8] serta Persaudaraan Republikan Ireland turut terlibat dalam pertubuhan ini.

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  1. ^ Gerry White and Brendan O'Shea. Irish Volunteer Soldier 1913-23. Osprey Publishing, 2013. p.10. Quote: "Those wishing to enlist then had to sign the following enrolment form: I, the undersigned, desire to be enrolled for service in Ireland as a member of the Irish Volunteer Force...".
  2. ^ Coleman, Marie. The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923. Routledge, 2013. pp. viii, ix, xix, 9
  3. ^ The Irish Volunteer Force/Irish Republican Army (IRA). BBC History.
  4. ^ McCaffrey, Lawrence John. The Irish Question: Two Centuries of Conflict. University Press of Kentucky, 1995. p.129
  5. ^ Doerries, Reinhard. Prelude to the Easter Rising: Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany. Routledge, 2014. p.20. Quote: "The message came from Count George Noble Plunkett 'as the delegate sent by the President and Supreme Council of the Irish Volunteer Army'".
  6. ^ Bureau of Military History. Witness Statement 741: Michael J Kehoe, Member Irish Brigade, Germany, 1916. m/s. 18, 23, 40, 47, 57, 62
  7. ^ Foy, Michael; Barton, Brian (2004). The Easter Rising. Sutton Publishing. halaman 7–8. ISBN 0-7509-3433-6. ...'to secure and maintain the rights and liberties common to the whole people of Ireland'...
  8. ^ William O'Brien and Desmond Ryan (eds.), Devoy's Post Bag, vol. 2, pp. 439-41 (letter from Patrick Pearse to John Devoy, 12 May 1914). Reproduced in National Library of Ireland, The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives Diarkibkan 29 Februari 2008 di Wayback Machine, online exhibition, accessed 12 September 2015.

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