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It’s the elections, stupid – Declan Kearney on the Stormont talks

17 December 2014

Last Thursday, the British Prime Minister engaged in the worst from of car-crash diplomacy, and his front-seat passenger was An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, writes Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney Free article

Hunger Strike | 30th anniversary events

14 July 2011

HERE are the events that the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee knows of to mark the 30th anniversary of the heroic 1980/1981 Hunger Strikes.
Updates can be got from Maureen or Deirdre at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee at 028 9034 7350 or irishhungerstrike@sinn-fein.ie or local Sinn Féin contacts in your area.
The ‘An Phoblacht’ website will also... Free article


14 July 2011

A committed and dedicated republican and socialist

LIFELONG socialist and Irish republican activist Val Cardwell died on Tuesday 14th June in Britain.
She was very well known by an entire generation of those in Britain supporting Ireland’s struggle for independence and freedom. This was inevitable, given that she was once married to Gerry Mac Lochlainn, who was Sinn Féin’s... Free article


14 July 2011


Brian Keenan Annual Mountain Challenge

This year’s challenge takes place at 11am Saturday 27th August. Starting at the Flagstaff, outside Newry, and finishing in Carlingford. Followed by food, ceol agus craic. Sponsorship: £100/€100 per person. For details: Jane (+ 353) 87 141 2768.


Assemble 2.30pm Saturday 16th July, Northern Cross (beside Hilton Hotel,... Free article


14 July 2011

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 July 1980: Volunteer Terence O’NEILL, 2nd Battalion, Belfast Brigade
2 July 1974: Volunteer Patrick TEER, Long Kesh
3 July 1972: Volunteer Denis QUINN, Tyrone Brigade
6 July 1976: Volunteer Thomas KANE, 1st Battalion, Belfast Brigade
7 July 1990: Volunteer Seán BATESON, Long Kesh
7 July 1988: Volunteer Séamus WOODS, Tyrone Brigade
8 July 1970: Volunteer Tommy... Free article

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún travels to Palestine before UN petition

11 July 2011

SPEAKING from Jerusalem during a four-day visit in advance of Palestine submitting the question of Palestinian statehood to the United Nations, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún, part of a delegation of MEPs from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament, said:

Our conference and visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank comes at a very opportune... Free article

Oireachtas Report – Health crisis sweeps Fine Gael and Pearse’s €9billion question

11 July 2011


THE ISSUE OF THE PAST WEEK was Roscommon Hospital A&E but Tuesday morning’s Questions to An Taoiseach began with party leader Gerry Adams TD asking about a report on the Programme for Government, as promised.

The Taoiseach replied that a report of the first 100 days had been posted on his department’s website and an annual report would follow, to which Gerry... Free article

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún in GUE/NGL delegation to Palestine

8 July 2011

GUE/NGL European Parliament group delegation to Palestine 8-11 July

‘End the occupation, recognition for Palestinian statehood’

SPEAKING at the beginning of a GUE/NGL group delegation to Palestine that comes just two months in advance of a key UN General Assembly that will discuss Palestinian statehood, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's... Free article

New Facebook page for An Phoblacht

4 July 2011

THE NEW, dedicated An Phoblacht Facebook page is now up and running.

To stay connected, click 'like' at http://on.fb.me/mxv7t8

Inver Orange Hall arson attack condemned

1 July 2011

FERMANAGH/SOUTH TYRONE Sinn Féin Assembly member Seán Lynch has condemned the arson attack on Inver Orange Hall in County Fermanagh.

He said:

There is no place for sectarianism in our society and whether it be attacks on Orange halls, GAA premises, churches or any other building, it is wrong.

Those behind any such attack need to stop and realise their actions are not welcome.

July Hunger Strike commemoration events

1 July 2011

7th – 10th July - Rodaí Mac Corlai Clubrooms, Glen Rd, Belfast - National Exhibition

8th July (Fri) - Carnlough, Co. Antrim – Harbourside, 6pm - Vigil for Joe McDonnell - Peadar Whelan

8th July (Fri) - Dublin – 4pm Mass, The Oratory, Blanchardstown followed by a black flag march to Mountainview Garden Centre, tree planting ceremony and plaque unveiling for Joe McDonnell. Main... Free article

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