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11 December 2018

The first truly democratic election held in Ireland was the General Election of December 1918. Seismic political events, including the Home Rule crisis, the World War, the 1916 Rising and the Conscription threat had shaken the country since the last General Election in 1910. Women had the vote for the first time, other restrictions on the universal right to vote had been removed and the widening of democracy helped to ensure a stunning victory for Sinn Féin on a Republican platform. Free article

Hundreds take part in civil rights anniversary march

19 August 2018

Hundreds of people took part in a commemoration in Tyrone yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights march to be held in the north. Free article

50th anniversary of first Civil Rights march to be marked on Saturday

16 August 2018

This Saturday the 50th anniversary of the first organised civil rights march in the North will be marked with a commemoration march from Coalisland to Dungannon. Free article

Sinn Féin publishes proposals for ‘real reform’ of the apprenticeship system

16 August 2018

Sinn Féin has today published its policy proposals to reform the apprenticeship system in Ireland. The party’s spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD has announced proposals to increase the number of people in apprenticeships to 60,000 by 2023, whilst also branding the current government’s reform plans as “unambitious, uninspiring and unacceptably slow”. Free article

100 years ago today - Sinn Féin day of defiance 15 August 1918

15 August 2018

"In Dublin, Constabulary hurried from street to street, noting who was speaking, who was listening. Soon they realised that it was all Dublin which was defying them, and, in the country, all Ireland" Free article

Latest edition of An Phoblacht magazine out now

14 August 2018

The latest edition of the new-look An Phoblacht magazine is out now and features the latest news, analysis and opinions from a wide range of contributors. Free article

North Antrim petition to oust Paisley opens

8 August 2018

A recall petition opened today in the North Antrim constituency to oust the current MP Ian Paisley. Free article

Gaelic Sunday, the sporting and cultural revolution that rocked the empire

5 August 2018

One hundred years ago, 4 August 1918, Gaels across Ireland made a stand against British repression of our sporting culture. This became known as Gaelic Sunday. Free article

Thousands line the streets for Belfast Pride

4 August 2018

Sinn Féin joined thousands of people on the streets of Belfast today for the annual Belfast Pride finale in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Free article

‘You have the right strategy and the right politics’: Ronnie Kasrils

2 August 2018

Lifelong anti-apartheid campaigner and veteran of the national liberation struggle in South Africa, Ronnie Kasrils was in Belfast and Derry recently to launch his new book ‘A Simple Man’. Free article

Appetite for Irish Unity “growing everyday” says Sinn Féin Leader

31 July 2018

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that the appetite for the debate on Irish reunification is “growing everyday” and that a Tory Brexit will not delay the holding of a referendum on Irish unity.The Dublin Central TD was speaking outside Leinster House today and told An Phoblacht that the very nature of Brexit and the “blatant disregard” shown to Ireland by the Tory... Free article

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  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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