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A week that shook the British Empire

20 April 2014

This feature first appeared in An Phoblacht/Republican News on March 28th 1991 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising Free article

Fine Gael attempting to con electorate, says Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

2 February 2011

FINE GAEL has been accused by Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin of attempting to con the electorate by claiming that they will not increase taxation but failing to spell out how they will pay back the enormous debt they are intent on taking on from the EU/IMF bail-out.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

The proposals produced by Fine Gael are lacking in credibility as they... Free article

'Sunday Independent' journalists ignore their own poll findings shock!

2 February 2011

THREE POLLS into the election campaign and what have we discovered? Sinn Féin are holding the gains made in 2010 and that many journalists offer interesting interpretations of the poll figures that don’t stand up to scrutiny.

It was welcome to see the Sunday Independent to park their in-house Quantum Research polling, which isn’t methodologically on a par with the Red C, Ipsos... Free article

Day 1, General Election 2011 – Gerry Adams says ‘There is a Better Way’

2 February 2011

SPEAKING on the first full day of campaigning in the general election as Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour all officially launched their campaigns, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said there is an alternative to the conservative economics of the Establishment parties:

For the first time in the history of this state there is the prospect of a Government not involving Fianna... Free article

Irish Ship to Gaza bought for aid flotilla to set sail on March 30th

31 January 2011

IRISH ACTIVISTS taking part in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on March 30th have bought a vessel that can carry 25 passengers. Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Sinn Féin Derry City Councilor Gerry Mac Lochlainn will be on board the aid flotilla with other political figures and personalities.

A thousand people from across the world are expected be be taking part in the... Free article

Labour's Rabbitte flip-flops on tax policy to get into government with Fine Gael

30 January 2011

PAT RABBITTE and Eamon Gilmore's Labour Party have been accused by Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald of flip-flopping on its taxation policy on the eve of the general election after they dropped their proposal to introduce a new 48% tax on individual earnings over €100,000.

Mary Lou said it is obvious that negotiations between Fine Gael and Labour on a Programme for... Free article

Finance Bill: Sinn Féin in Govt would reverse cuts and introduce new Budget

29 January 2011

SPEAKING in Dublin on Saturday as the Finance Bill passed through the Oireachtas, Gerry Adams pledged that Sinn Féin TDs in Government would take action to reverse the cuts and introduce a new Budget.

He said the Government cuts that Fine Gael and Labour intend to implement will be deeply damaging to the public and society:

Sinn Féin is the only party entering this election... Free article

Pearse Doherty puts it up to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael/Labour on economy

29 January 2011

Sinn Féin has a fundamentally different approach to all the other Dáil parties in that we don’t agree that ordinary Irish people should be made pay for the mistakes of the banks.

– Pearse Doherty TD

PEARSE DOHERTY has put it up to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael/Labour with a challenge to a five-way TV debate with Sinn Féin on the way forward on jobs and the economy.

The... Free article

Bertie Ahern wishes 'somebody told me what was going on in the banks'

28 January 2011

BERTIE AHERN, the former Fianna Fáil leader and Finance Minister once described by late Taoiseach Charles Haughey as "the best, the most skilful, the most devious and the most cunning of them all", walked away from the Dáil on Thursday after 34 years with the self-serving plea that he wishes "somebody somewhere told me what was going on in the banks"!

Bertie Ahern is standing... Free article

Sinn Féin – The People’s Voice

27 January 2011

MANY people have despaired of the antics of the antics of the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Coalition but many of them - and many more - are looking for an alternative to that and from the tired old formula of Fine Gael/Labour who will manage Fianna Fáil cuts.

Many people are looking for change.

If you want change now is the time to make a stand.

People need to get involved in the... Free article

POLITICAL CRISIS IN THE SOUTH | THE FALL OF THE FIANNA FÁIL/GREEN PARTY GOVERNMENT

27 January 2011

Sinn Féin emerges strong from winter of turmoil

BY MÍCHEÁL
Mac DONNCHA

THE winter of 2011 has been an incredible time in Irish politics. Central to all these events - both in helping to finally topple the Fianna Fáil/Green Government and in exposing the Fine Gael/Labour Consensus for Cuts - has been Sinn Féin.
The amazing sequence of events began with the victory of Sinn... Free article

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2014 – A YEAR OF CHANGE

2014 year of change

A chara,

Sinn Féin is in government in the North and is a major political party in the Dáil and in local government across this island.

We are the only all-Ireland political party and with each passing day our membership is increasing, our organisational capacity is improving, and we are presenting realistic alternative policies to meet the needs of 21st century Ireland.

On May 22nd and May 23rd, more than 350 men and women will be standing for Sinn Féin in the European and local government elections, north and south.

For those who reject austerity and want a different future, a better future; who want hope for themselves and for their families; who want jobs and prosperity; and who want a real republic on this island – Sinn Féin is that future.

Make 2014 a year of change.

If you want a new future – a New Republic – help Sinn Féin in our fundraising efforts by contributing to our election campaign.

Thank you for whatever you can afford.

Lánaigí libh agus beirigí bua!

Is mise,

Gerry Adams TD

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