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
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
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
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
19 November 2018
In this article Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney writes that the progressive left across Europe needs to build and increase its representation in the European Parliament in order to deliver a more social and democratic EU. Free article
17 November 2018
In this article, first published in the Irish News, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that amid the current Brexit crisis, the backstop must be protected . Free article
14 November 2018
Panel Meeting on Recruiting People with Conflict-Related Convictions, Monday 19 November 2018, from 9.30am-1.00pm in Crumlin Road Gaol Free article
13 November 2018
THE Ard Fheis of 1983 marked a significant stage in the political development of Sinn Féin. The historic gathering came in the wake of the campaign in support of the H-Block and Armagh prisoners, the epic Hunger Strikes, the intervention of prisoner candidates, North and South, in 1981 and Sinn Féin’s electoral rise in the Six Counties in 1982 and 1983. Free article
9 November 2018
The writer, newspaper editor and Irish republican Seumas O’Kelly was a native of Loughrea, County Galway. Author of short stories, plays, poems and a novel, The Weaver’s Grave which was his masterpiece, O’Kelly’s life was cut short because of his commitment to Irish freedom. The O’Kelly family of Loughrea were flour millers and merchants and Seumas received a good education. He was a fellow student of James Joyce in University College Dublin. There is a remarkable photograph of the BA degree class of 1902 including Joyce, O’Kelly and George Clancy. Like O’Kelly, George Clancy, a close friend of Joyce, was to die a tragic death. He was Sinn Féin Mayor of Limerick when on 6 March 1921 he was murdered in his home by the Black and Tans, on the same night as former Mayor Michael O’Callaghan. Free article
5 November 2018
In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA reflects on the latest initiative from civic nationalism, which involved 1,000 people co-signing a letter to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him and the Irish government to step up and defend the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Free article
5 November 2018
At the start of the 20th century women began to campaign actively against the denial of their right to vote. In 1903 the Women’s Social and Political Union was founded in England and the militant feminists commenced the battle for the vote. In Ireland there had been groups working for women’s suffrage but the campaign really began here on the instigation of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins. Free article
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