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Sinn Féin lay out the human cost of the housing crisis

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

The IRA cessation – perspectives, 25 years on

31 August 2019

As time passes historical perspectives lengthen and the broad political landscape we have traversed comes into view. In 2019 we have perspectives of twenty-five years since the first IRA cessation and the start of the Peace Process, fifty years since the armed conflict began in 1969 and one hundred years since the establishment of the First Dáil Éireann and its suppression by the British government. We can see more clearly now than ever that all three events are inextricably linked. Free article

110 years of youth in struggle; anniversary of the founding of Na Fianna Éireann

30 August 2019

This month marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of Na Fianna Éireann; a significant moment in the development of the Republican Movement and the struggle for Irish freedom.

On 16th August 1909, around one hundred boys attended a meeting at 34 Lower Camden Street in Dublin, organised by a Committee including Constance Markievicz and Bulmer Hobson, to establish an Irish... Free article

Calls for Markievicz Cottage in the Dublin Mountains to be preserved and restored

30 August 2019

After decades of neglect the Summer cottage of Countess Markievicz in the Dublin Mountains, which was used as a base to train Na Fianna Éireann, has been allowed to fail into ruin.

Markievicz was a 1916 leader, the first woman elected to Westminster and the Dáil, and our first Minister for Labour.

Many of those who took part or died in the 1916 Rising in Dublin, including some of... Free article

The 94 Cessation – how it happened

30 August 2019

The IRA cessation is 25 years old this week. August 1994 was an intense month. I was involved, along with Martin McGuinness, and others in the Sinn Féin leadership, in intense, mostly private, efforts to persuade the SDLP Leader John Hume, the Irish Government and allies in Irish America to establish an alternative unarmed strategy to pursue republican and democratic objectives.... Free article

Daniel O’Connell was not a ‘liberator’ of the people

29 August 2019

The RTÉ two-part documentary on Daniel O’Connell presented by Olivia O’Leary has renewed debate on the legacy of this towering political figure who dominated the first half of the 19th century in Ireland. O’Leary’s presented the still prevailing establishment view of O’Connell as the great ‘constitutional nationalist’ promoting peace, in contrast to the ‘violent’ Republicans. And again alternative more informed views of O’Connell were ignored. Free article

Fine Gael must stop denying ordinary people the pay rise they have earned

21 August 2019

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty writes about the need for workers across Ireland to get the pay rise they deserve. Free article

Something in the air

19 August 2019

The rise of the Troops Out Movement, first published in An Phoblacht/Republican News, 19 August 1999 Free article

The Battle of the Bogside remembered

12 August 2019

50 years ago today the nationalist community of Derry took to the streets to defend their community from an RUC supported loyalist assault. The resulting Battle of the Bogside was a catalyst for nationalists across the Six Counties to rise up and defend their civil and national rights. Free article

The Battle of the Bogside 40 years on - was it worth it?

12 August 2019

Mitchel McLaughlin, a Derry youth in 1969, who progressed on to be a Sinn Fein MLA, National Chairperson of the party, the first Sinn Fein Speaker of the Assembly and this year’s Le Chéile honoree recalled the events of August 1969 in his native city for An Phoblacht in 2009. Today we reprint Mitchel’s article. Free article

Fintan O’Toole wrong to say Sinn Féin can block hard Brexit

7 August 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald gives her take on Fintan O'Toole's proposal to abandon abstentionism. Free article

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