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‘Time for an all-Ireland conversation on unity’ Sinn Féin leader tells civic forum

15 February 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said now is the time for an all-Ireland conversation on Irish reunification, and that “Tory policy in London cannot, by accident or design, lead to the imposition of an EU frontier across Ireland”. 

The Dublin Central TD today addressed the ‘All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit' at Dublin Castle. Speaking at the event. 

Hundreds of delegates... Free article

Palestine solidarity vigils held across Ireland

30 November 2018

Solidarity demonstrations were held across Ireland last night in support of the people of Palestine. Free article

Sinn Féin leader hits back at Taoiseach’s “ludicrous” Westminster proposition

26 November 2018

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after he demanded that Sinn Féin MPs resign from their Westminster seats.

The Taoiseach made the statement earlier today, claiming that the upcoming week is crucial for Tory leader Theresa May.

“If Sinn Féin feel they got elected on the basis of abstentionist then they have the option now of resigning their... Free article

The Castlefin Tragedy

26 November 2018

On 28 November 1938, IRA Volunteers blew up six customs posts along the border in Counties Armagh and Fermanagh. Two other posts - at Clady and Strabane in Co Tyrone - were also to have been demolished that night but the bombs to be used exploded prematurely, killing three Volunteers at Stranamuck, near Castlefin, Co Donegal. Free article

Sinn Féin propose all-island soccer team

22 November 2018

Sinn Féin have said that it is time to consider the establishment of a 32-county soccer team in light of the success of the country’s other all island sporting bodies.

Sinn Féin Dáil Deputy leader Pearse Doherty made the comments on the Chamber floor earlier today. The Donegal TD and avid Celtic supporter, highlighted the recent departure of Martin O’Neill and the difficulty the... Free article

‘Make change for me tomorrow!' - The progressive Left: a New Europe: & Irish Unity

19 November 2018

In this article Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney writes that the progressive left across Europe needs to build and increase its representation in the European Parliament in order to deliver a more social and democratic EU. Free article

'Wherever Brexit circus stumbles to, Ireland must be protected' - Mary Lou McDonald

17 November 2018

In this article, first published in the Irish News, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that amid the current Brexit crisis, the backstop must be protected . Free article

Employment review panel meeting In Belfast

14 November 2018

Panel Meeting on Recruiting People with Conflict-Related Convictions, Monday 19 November 2018, from 9.30am-1.00pm in Crumlin Road Gaol Free article

35 years ago - Gerry Adams elected president of Sinn Féin

13 November 2018

THE Ard Fheis of 1983 marked a significant stage in the political development of Sinn Féin. The historic gathering came in the wake of the campaign in support of the H-Block and Armagh prisoners, the epic Hunger Strikes, the intervention of prisoner candidates, North and South, in 1981 and Sinn Féin’s electoral rise in the Six Counties in 1982 and 1983. Free article

Seumas O’Kelly

9 November 2018

The writer, newspaper editor and Irish republican Seumas O’Kelly was a native of Loughrea, County Galway. Author of short stories, plays, poems and a novel, The Weaver’s Grave which was his masterpiece, O’Kelly’s life was cut short because of his commitment to Irish freedom. The O’Kelly family of Loughrea were flour millers and merchants and Seumas received a good education. He was a fellow student of James Joyce in University College Dublin. There is a remarkable photograph of the BA degree class of 1902 including Joyce, O’Kelly and George Clancy. Like O’Kelly, George Clancy, a close friend of Joyce, was to die a tragic death. He was Sinn Féin Mayor of Limerick when on 6 March 1921 he was murdered in his home by the Black and Tans, on the same night as former Mayor Michael O’Callaghan. Free article

Time for the Irish government to step up to the mark - Declan Kearney

5 November 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA reflects on the latest initiative from civic nationalism, which involved 1,000 people co-signing a letter to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him and the Irish government to step up and defend the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Free article

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  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
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