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Sinn Féin wins big in first PR contest

16 January 2020

The 2020 General Election is happening 100 years after the first elections in Ireland held under the proportional representation/single transferable (PR/STV) voting system. The 1920 local government elections were held in two stages – city and town councils in January and county and rural councils in June. Sinn Féin swept the boards, as the party had done in the 1918 General Election, and won majorities on most councils throughout the country. Free article

Internationalism is central to republican politics - Kearney

4 November 2019

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney writes on international solidarity and the party's links with Cuba and South Africa. Free article

Tá Acht Gaeilge fiúntach de dhíth, mar a gealladh in 2006 - Dr Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh

27 October 2019

Is gníomhaí teanga é Pádraig atá gníomhach i mór-fheachtas #AchtAnois An Dream Dearg le dhá bhliain anuas. Is Bainisteoir Cumarsáide é le Conradh na Gaeilge.

Tá muid anois breis agus 1,000 lá gan Rialtas ó thuaidh.

Míle lá ar aghaidh agus tá ceist na Gaeilge fós le réiteach.

 Tá muid anois breis agus 4,750 lá ó gealladh Acht Gaeilge ag Cill Rìmhinn in 2006.

Beagach cúig mhíle lá ar... Free article

Brexit earthquake will trigger watershed election on Ireland’s future - Declan Kearney

18 October 2019

The latest blog by Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney on the prospect of a Westminster election resulting from the chaos of Brexit. Free article

Govt Tips bill “Window dressing that fails workers" - SF

10 October 2019

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan has hit out at the Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty, saying that her tips bill is nothing more than “window dressing that fails workers.”

The criticism comes as at the Government refuses to progress a Sinn Féin Bill which would give hospitality workers a legal right to the tips that they earn.

The Limerick based Senator introduced the... Free article

Taoiseach accused of being a “green poser” on climate action

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

OPINION: Sinn Féin will fight to end the rip-off insurance scandal

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

Students march in thousands for Climate Action

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.

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

“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

British Government bans Dáil Éireann

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

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