Whilst in my teens I supported militant Irish republicanism and made a decision at 17 to enter seminary and not the youth wing of the IRA, this is an important topic.
Naturally, one opposes 'terrorism'.
Where I part company with YD and the Life Institute is I support an Independent Ulster. I no longer am regarded as a United Ireland type.
Recently I had a discussion with provisional Sinn Fein people on a street. Republican Sinn Fein formed in 1986 though is the true heir of the 1905 Sinn Fein is different to the provos. Their problem, the provos is their leadership. Gerry Adams, Martin Mc Guinness, Mary Lou Mc Donald.
Two dying republicans, Dolours Price and Brendan 'The Dark' Hughes were critical and told the truth about them. They were both dying so had nothing to lose and were honest in their views.
I am not as disturbed as 'Young Ireland' but it is fair to say YD and Life Institute are very Irish republican. I am not opposed to Catholic Nationalism.