Saoirse Na HÉireann

Saoirse na hÉireann (English: Freedom of Ireland), abbreviated SnaÉ, is a small Irish republican paramilitary group that formed in 2005 and mainly contains young republicans from the Belfast area.

In February 2006, the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) reported that a new republican group, styling itself Saoirse na hÉireann (SnaÉ), had been formed, along with another organisation, Óglaigh na hÉireann, after a split from the Continuity IRA. The report claimed the SnaÉ was responsible for a number of hoax devices.

In April 2006, the IMC reported that the group was recruiting members and the SnaÉ was behind a hoax bomb scare at Down Royal racecourse in December 2005.

The IMC stated that they did not know how long the group would last and Derry man Richard Walsh, a member of the Ard Chomhairle of Republican Sinn Féin, claimed he was not even aware of the group's existence; "We don't pay much attention to the IMC reports. To be honest, I have never heard of a group called Saoirse na hÉireann and I don't think that many other people have heard of them either."