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“It’s time for Fianna Fáil to stop abstaining from the North” – McDonald

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

Pearse Doherty TD cuts through insurance industry spin on reason for increases and high premiums

7 July 2019

At this week's Finance Committee, Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty single handedly cut through the spin from insurance industry CEO's and their claims that fraud is the main factor driving up insurance premiums. Free article

The re-interment of Peter Barnes and James McCormick

4 July 2019

IRISH republicans Peter Barnes and James McCormick were hanged in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham on 7 February 1940. They were buried in the prison ground and plain crosses with only their initials marked the graves. It took nearly 30 years before relatives were allowed to reclaim their bodies. Free article

LMFM apologises to Gerry Adams for ‘false and defamatory’ reporting

3 July 2019

LMFM radio station has unreservedly apologised to Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams for false and inaccurate statements which it broadcast earlier this year.

In a statement, the Drogheda-based radio station said it “unreservedly retracts these false statements which we acknowledge should not have been broadcast in the first place” and apologised to Gerry Adams.

The original comments... Free article

Unionist senator criticises southern Establishment hypocrisy towards Sinn Féin

1 July 2019

AN ULSTER unionist senator has criticised Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over what he says is a hypocritical attitude to Sinn Féin in the South.

Senator Ian Marshall made the remarks in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Speaking to reporter Justine McCarthy, he said:

“I never realised the hatred that exists in Leinster House for Sinn Féin.”

Marshall went on to say that he believed any... Free article

Derry remembers local trade unionist James McCarron

1 July 2019

Trade unionists and local republicans gathered in the Bogside on Saturday to remember the life of Derry trade unionist and campaigner, James McCarron. Free article

Irish citizenship, Irish identity and Language rights essential to power sharing - Kearney

26 June 2019

Writing in his latest blog for An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney said Irish citizenship, identity and language rights are essential to power sharing. Free article

Festival-goers say ‘Tá’ to Irish Unity

26 June 2019

A woodland clearing in a forest, in Co Westmeath, on a Saturday in June may seem an unlikely venue for a United Ireland debate Free article

James Clarence Mangan

21 June 2019

JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN, journalist, poet and Young Irelander, was born in Fishamble Street, Dublin in May 1803. Free article

Voting rights referendum about ‘giving practical effect to nationhood’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD

17 June 2019

Last week, in response to a question from Gerry Adams, An Taoiseach confirmed that the cabinet had agreed a Presidential Referendum Bill that would be moved in the Dáil before the summer. Free article

Sinn Féin remain determined to deliver on Tone’s vision - Carthy

16 June 2019

Pádraig Pearse called Bodenstown churchyard the ‘holiest place in Ireland.’

That was because it has been here, at the graveside of Theobald Wolfe Tone, that before, during and after Pearse’s time Irish republicans have come to take stock, to reflect and to remember; but also to set out the way forward.

Because commemorations like this are not just about the past, or even about the... Free article

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