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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

2019 a year of opportunities in a changing Ireland – Mary Lou McDonald

31 December 2018

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald's New Year Message ahead of 2019. Free article

All-Ireland vote for the Irish Republic

11 December 2018

The first truly democratic election held in Ireland was the General Election of December 1918. Seismic political events, including the Home Rule crisis, the World War, the 1916 Rising and the Conscription threat had shaken the country since the last General Election in 1910. Women had the vote for the first time, other restrictions on the universal right to vote had been removed and the widening of democracy helped to ensure a stunning victory for Sinn Féin on a Republican platform. Free article

'We have a duty to future generations to ensure our revolution isn’t rewritten' by Síle Darragh

8 December 2018

Full speech by republican ex-PoW Síle Darragh at “Suffrage, Rebellion, Liberation — the unfinished business of Irish Republican women” marking #Vótáil100 in Lissadell House, the home of Constance Markievicz in Sligo. Free article

Tory 'famine' threat exposes colonial mindset on Brexit - MP

7 December 2018

The proposal from a senior Tory MP that the threat of food shortages in Ireland should be used to put pressure on the Dublin government and the EU in the Brexit negotiation exposes the colonial attitude of Brexiteers, a Sinn Féin MP has said. Free article

Richard Coleman – Usk Jail death 1918

7 December 2018

The flu epidemic that swept across Britain and Ireland in 1918 struck at the weak and elderly in society. Hundreds died and many more spent many weeks crippled in agony in their beds during the winter months. Free article

Mary Lou McDonald named as politician who will shape Europe in 2019

4 December 2018

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has been named as the “Top Disruptor” in Politico’s European Leaders Class of 2019. Teachta McDonald has been recognised for her determination to get the best deal for Ireland in regards to Brexit, and for her prominence in the successful referendum campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in May. 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

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