11 December 2019
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has published a document comprising real-life submissions from people impacted by the housing crisis. Deputy McDonald published a video on her social media accounts last week calling on people to share their lived experiences of the housing crisis.
The comments from the Dublin Central TD came shortly after a motion of no confidence in the... Free article
9 October 2019
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has accused the Taoiseach of being a “green poser” in his attitude towards climate action, and that his policies will disproportionately hit low-income families instead.
The comments come in wake of the Government’s annual budget that was delivered yesterday. Fine Gael’s Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe introduced a regressive Carbon Tax... Free article
‘Time to build a pan-Celtic political culture to defeat Toryism’ - Sinn Féin President tells Plaid Cymru conference
5 October 2019
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald today delivered a keynote address to party membership of Plaid Cymru at their annual party conference in Swansea.
McDonald called for a pan-Celtic political culture to defeat Toryism, and said that the futures of Ireland and Wales must be shaped by the hopes and aspirations of our peoples.
Not by Boris Johnson and his band of Eton elitists in... Free article
27 September 2019
Customers and businesses across Ireland are being charged rip-off prices by the insurance industry day in, day out.
There is no better example of this than the industry’s practice of price discrimination that punishes loyal customers when they renew their annual premium. Loyal customers, who have been with their companies for years, are quoted sky-high premiums on renewal. They... Free article
20 September 2019
Several thousand students have taken to the streets across Ireland to march for climate justice, in what is expected to be part of the largest climate protest in history.
Thousands assembled at Customs House Quay to march for Climate Justice today.
Crowds in their hundreds and thousands have assembled in Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Cork, with an estimated crowd of ten thousand in... Free article
11 September 2019
Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has hit out strongly at Fianna Fáil for their ongoing policy of abstaining from political life in the North of Ireland, and has urged them to stop hurling from the ditch as the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit continues to grow.
The comments come as the Sinn Féin President addressed the party’s annual away day ahead of the upcoming Dáil term.... Free article
7 September 2019
FOLLOWING the Declaration of Independence of the Irish Republic and the establishment of Dáil Éireann in January 1919, the Irish people had a functioning government but one which was increasingly subject to British repression. Many TDs were in jail or on the run yet the Dáil set up a number of departments, sent diplomatic missions abroad and began replacing the British legal system with Republican Courts. Free article
6 September 2019
Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said any hardening of the border, or custom checks on the island of Ireland are completely unacceptable, and Taoiseach Varadkar must ensure that all options, including support for the Good Friday Agreement provision for a referendum on Irish reunification are on the table.
Taoiseach Varadkar addressed the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce last... Free article
6 September 2019
Twenty-five years ago today, an historic first meeting between Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and SDLP Leader John Hume took place in Government Buildings, Dublin. Free article
3 September 2019
BY the autumn of 1919, the Irish people and British forces in Ireland were set on a path of armed conflict that was about to escalate significantly. Free article
1 September 2019
First published on Independent.ie on 31 August 2019. Free article
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