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The death of Thomas McElwee

7 August 2020

THOMAS McELWEE, aged 23, was born in Bellaghy, south Derry, on 30 November 1957. Thomas was arrested following a premature explosion in an IRA operation in October 1976 in which he lost the sight of one eye. His younger brother, Benedict, was arrested in the same incident. Thomas received a 20-year sentence in September 1977.He spent 62 days on hunger strike from 8 June. He died on 8 August 1981. Free article

Remembering The Battle of St. Matthew’s - 50 Years On

24 June 2020

On June 27th Short Strand/Ballymacarrett Sinn Féin will in an online event commemorate and honour the sacrifice, bravery, tenacity and resilience of this proud community and we will celebrate the positive change we enjoy today. Free article

The Annexation of Palestine - '21st Century Apartheid': A New Nakba! - Declan Kearney

23 June 2020

Writing in his latest blog on An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney calls on the international community to rally against fresh attempts to annex the West Bank in Palestine. Free article

Rebuilding Ireland limps on in draft programme for government - Eoin Ó Broin TD

23 June 2020

Can the putative Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Green Party coalition finally tackle the housing crisis? Not on the basis of the draft programme for government published this week.

The housing section of the programme, titled Housing for All, runs to six pages and contains 76 commitments. 

Taken together they constitute a reheating of the outgoing Governments housing plan, Rebuilding... Free article

Tributes follow death of 'great republican' Bobby Storey

21 June 2020

Tributes have been paid following the death of leading Belfast republican, Bobby Storey, who died today following an illness. Free article

The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

20 June 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been engaged in over the past week. Free article

Bodenstown – milestones on the journey to Tone’s Republic

19 June 2020

Because of the public health emergency Sinn Féin’s national Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown cannot not be held this year. Instead a local wreath-laying ceremony and a national online event are being held. Here we look back at the importance of Bodenstown in the history of Irish Republicanism. Free article

Are workers’ rights another casualty of COVID-19?

18 June 2020

In the wake of closure of Debenhams stores in Ireland the incoming government must introduce legislation to protect Irish workers. The public exchequer cannot afford to be footing the bill for companies abandoning Irish workers and their families. Free article

Reckless British decision making has now escalated potential for a ‘no-deal' Brexit - Kearney

15 June 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said reckless British decision making has now escalated potential for a ‘no-deal' Brexit. Free article

Mayor Danny and the laughter of our children

14 June 2020

Sinn Féin activist Paul Deeds considers the end of Belfast Councillor Danny Baker’s tenure as Mayor and how it reflects on the journey Sinn Féin have taken in representing communities across Ireland. Free article

The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

13 June 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been engaged in over the past week. Free article

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