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Abbas to visit Ireland: Government must recognise State of Palestine - McDonald

18 September 2018

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on the Irish government to officially recognise the State of Palestine. The Dublin Central TD made the call in advance of a visit by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to Ireland this weekend. Free article

The oppression of the Palestinian people diminishes us all as citizens of the world

11 May 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA reflects on his recent visit to Palestine to address the 23rd Palestinian National Council and urges Palestinian national unity and increased international support for the people of Palestine against Israeli oppression. Free article

Ó Donnghaile raises Tony Taylor case with Tánaiste in Seanad

8 May 2018

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile raised the case of imprisoned Derry man, Tony Taylor, directly with Tánaiste Simon Coveney in the Seanad today and repeated his party’s call for his immediate release. Free article

“Untouchable” HSE boss Tony O’Brien must be held to account - McDonald

8 May 2018

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald TD has announced that her party will table a motion of no confidence in HSE Director General in the Dáil next week. Free article

'Stunning victory' for Órfhlaith Begley in West Tyrone

4 May 2018

Órflaith Begley has been elected as the new MP for West Tyrone, becoming the first women to represent the constituency, in a "stunning victory" for Sinn Féin. Free article

Voters go to the polls in West Tyrone by-election

3 May 2018

Voters in West Tyrone go to the polls today in a by-election to elect a new MP. Free article

CervicalCheck scandal highlights State-sponsored suppression of women

2 May 2018

When news broke last Thursday that 162 women had not been informed of a misdiagnosis in their cervical smear tests much of the public acted in shock and concern that the State’s primary health body deliberately withheld such information. The idea that a national body would do something like this seemed scandalous, but the reality is that this is just the latest attack on women by the Irish State. Free article

‘Hooded Men’ urge Tánaiste to appeal court torture ruling

24 April 2018

The Hooded men have today met the Tánaiste Simon Coveney to urge him to appeal the decision by the European Court of Human Rights that said new evidence provided by Ireland does not justify a change in the 1978 judgement which ruled the men had not been tortured, but instead were subject to degrading and inhuman treatment.

The fourteen men involved were detained in 1971 under the... Free article

Time to deal with the past and look to the Future

20 April 2018

During the most recent phase of Stormont negotiations the British government agreed with Sinn Féin to release the legacy inquest funds requested by the Lord Chief Justice, and to commence the consultation on legacy legislation minus reference to a statute of limitations in order to establish the Stormont House legacy mechanisms. Free article

Peace in the Basque Country cannot be built by only one side

13 April 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA challenges the Spanish authorities to get seriously involved in the Basque peace process to build peace and bring about reconciliation in the Basque Country. Free article

The long and winding path of ceasefires, talks, walk outs

11 April 2018

In this article to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, first published in the Belfast Telegraph, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald says that she wants to create a new Ireland, where everyone feels at home, and which lives up to the promise of the 1998 Agreement. 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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