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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

Leadership in a time of crisis

6 December 2010

THE election of Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty as TD for Donegal South-West and the massive rally in Dublin on Saturday, November 28th, show in the clearest terms that people have rejected the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government, its four-year plan and its proposed austerity Budget.
They have also rejected IMF interference in Ireland.
The Government now has no mandate for the damaging... Free article

‘The National Ruin Plan 2011- 2014’

6 December 2010

BY KATHRYN REILLY

THE deflationary policies of the past three Budgets didn’t work. They lengthened and deepened the recession which, in turn, defeated deficit-reduction efforts.
Why should we expect future deflationary policies to result in anything substantially different?
The publication by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government of their ‘National Recovery Plan’ is a... Free article

CROSS-BORDER CORRIDOR INITIATIVE | FORUM AND ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS

6 December 2010

‘Bridging the Border, Reconnecting Communities’ launched in Monaghan

NEWLY-ELECTED Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty joined Gerry Adams MP and Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin in Monaghan Town on Monday night, November 29th, to launch ‘Bridging the Border, Reconnecting Communities’, a major Sinn Féin initiative aimed at resolving problems associated with the border.
The... Free article

Sinn Féin’s newest TD enters the Dáil

6 December 2010

PEARSE DOHERTY, TEACHTA DÁLA | ‘I HAVE A MANDATE TO OPPOSE ANTI-PEOPLE BUDGET’

SINN FÉIN’S newest TD, Pearse Doherty, took his seat in the Dáil on Tuesday 30th November, just a few days after his election by the people of Donegal South-West.
And he started his Dáil term by repeating Sinn Féin’s call for ministers’ salaries to be cut by 40% and TDs’ pay by 20%.
At a press... Free article

THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISIS | WE DIDN’T ALL PARTY LIKE BRIAN LENIHAN

6 December 2010

Sinn Féin warned about Government’s ‘boom and bust’ policies years ago

BRIAN LENIHAN, Fianna Fáil Finance Minister, has enraged countless thousands of people with his claim in an interview with RTÉ TV’s Prime Time programme: “Let’s be fair about this - we all partied.”
This is part of the Establishment narrative that we are all really to blame for the economic crisis because... Free article

THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISIS | THE CRIMINALISATION OF POVERTY

6 December 2010

Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

g BY LAURA FRIEL

NORTH AND SOUTH, jobless and waged, the ordinary people of Ireland are under attack.
In the North. Britain’s Tory-led coalition is attempting to lower wage levels by criminalising unemployment.
Meanwhile, the South is facing wholesale pauperisation as the bankrupt Fianna Fáil administration capitulates to... Free article

DONEGAL SOUTH-WEST BY-ELECTION | MIGHTY WORK COUNTS

6 December 2010

Anois ar theacht an tSamraidh


BY GERRY ADAMS MP
At the count centre in Stranorlar

SENATOR Pearse Doherty is about to be declared the new Teachta Dála for Donegal South-West.
Everybody here knows that.
But before it becomes a reality the votes have to be counted. The place is buzzing. Over a hundred members of the media - some say as many as 153 - including many international... Free article

DONEGAL SOUTH-WEST BY-ELECTION | THE RESULTS

6 December 2010

Sinn Féin win signals potential of coming general election

BY ROBBIE SMYTH

“WE asked people to stand up for Donegal. We asked people to stand up for Ireland. We asked them to vote against the cuts coming down in the budget, the bail-out from the IMF, and the four year plan.” This was new Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South-West Pearse Doherty speaking before entering the count... Free article

INTERVIEW | SINN FÉIN PRESIDENT GERRY ADAMS MP

6 December 2010

The struggle for change is all about small battles and clear objectives

IT WAS the Sunday just after the Donegal South-West by-election when Gerry Adams completed the interview he’d started two days previously, on the day of the count. An Phoblacht had to give way to other pressing engagements in Gerry’s hectic schedule. He took up the interview with JOHN HEDGES early on Sunday... Free article

Tá eileafant sa seomra - an tEuro nach bhfuil cead a phlé

6 December 2010

LE MÁIRTÍN Mac EOIN

TÁ na meáin, idir clóite is craolta, plúdaithe le seachtainí anuas le plé faoin géarchéim eacnamaíochta is airgeadais.  Baineann an chuid is mó de le freagathacht Fhianna Fáil as an ngéarchéim, agus tá sé sin tuillte.
Ach tá eileafant sa seomra nach bhfuil cead a lua: sé sin freagarthacht na hEorpa as an bhfadb.
Tá sé soiléir gur thug na bainc an iomad ar... 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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