Moving forward – Mary Lou McDonald on effective opposition and providing a strong political alternative
12 July 2019
As the Dáil rises for the summer, it is timely to reflect on the political year that was.
We, in Sinn Féin, have been through a tough election and with that came analysis and reflection. It is human nature to take time, to heal and to ask tough questions of ourselves.
However, it is too easy to forget and to gloss over the very many achievements that Team Sinn Féin has made over the... Free article
10 January 2019
In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney reflects on his recent visit to Palestine alongside Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald and calls on the international community to support the people of Palestine. Free article
5 January 2019
One morning in November I got a phone call and it was the unmistakeable deep booming voice of Jer O'Leary singing: "On the 28th day of November just outside the town of Macroom..." - lines of course from 'The Boys of Kilmichael' by way of an invitation to his annual outing to commemorate IRA leader Tom Barry's successful ambush of British forces in Jer's ancestral West Cork in 1920. Free article
3 January 2019
A commemoration event will be held in Toome tomorrow night to mark the 50th anniversary of the 'Long March' civil rights march between Belfast and Derry. Free article
31 December 2018
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald's New Year Message ahead of 2019. Free article
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
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
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
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
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
30 November 2018
Solidarity demonstrations were held across Ireland last night in support of the people of Palestine. Free article
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AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
- This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
- Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
- Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.
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