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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

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

Equality is the key to a new Assembly — Michelle O'Neill

15 June 2019

Writing in today's Irish News, Leas Uachtarán Shinn Féin Michelle O'Neill said the Dublin and London governments should honour their responsibilities by ensuring that no-one will be treated as a second-class citizen Free article

Sinn Féin Bill to protect workers tips passes Seanad

12 June 2019

Sinn Féin’s Protection of Employee Tips Bill has passed Report and Final stage in the Seanad, despite opposition from Fine Gael. 

The Bill, introduced by Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan, will now head to the Dáil with cross-party support. The Bill would make it illegal for an employer to withhold, deduct, or demand the return of a tip from an employee without a lawful excuse.

It would... Free article

"We must have an agreement that will deliver sustainable institutions and deliver for all" - McDonald

11 June 2019

Speaking in the Dáil on the talks in the North tonight, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said; 

The window of opportunity is narrow - the chaos in Westminster, the British Prime Minster stepping down and the renewal of a deal between the DUP and the Tories make the process of reaching agreement difficult. 

Difficult but not impossible.

At the end of this process we must have an... Free article

James Connolly - Wrote for Today

5 June 2019

James Connolly was born 151 years ago today. Connolly's impact on political activism in Ireland, Scotland and the USA were colossal. His message of revolution and international solidarity between citizens is as relevant today as it was in Ireland just over a century ago. Sometimes overlooked are Connolly's extensive writings in newspaper articles and speeches as well as longer analytical essays and books. Today we republish a pamphlet originally edited by his daughter Nora in 1978. So why not take some time and dip into Connolly's worldview today. Free article

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