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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

Francis McCloskey and Sammy Devenney

12 July 2019

BY the high summer of 1969, the Six-County state was like a powder keg ready to explode. The events of a few weeks in July and August were to change the course of Irish history. Free article

Sympathy on death of Cormach Murrihy – Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald

11 July 2019

President of Sinn Fein Mary Lou Mc Donald deeply regrets the news of the death of Cormach Murrihy in New York last week. Free article

Pearse Doherty TD cuts through insurance industry spin on reason for increases and high premiums

7 July 2019

At this week's Finance Committee, Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty single handedly cut through the spin from insurance industry CEO's and their claims that fraud is the main factor driving up insurance premiums. Free article

The re-interment of Peter Barnes and James McCormick

4 July 2019

IRISH republicans Peter Barnes and James McCormick were hanged in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham on 7 February 1940. They were buried in the prison ground and plain crosses with only their initials marked the graves. It took nearly 30 years before relatives were allowed to reclaim their bodies. Free article

LMFM apologises to Gerry Adams for ‘false and defamatory’ reporting

3 July 2019

LMFM radio station has unreservedly apologised to Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams for false and inaccurate statements which it broadcast earlier this year.

In a statement, the Drogheda-based radio station said it “unreservedly retracts these false statements which we acknowledge should not have been broadcast in the first place” and apologised to Gerry Adams.

The original comments... Free article

Unionist senator criticises southern Establishment hypocrisy towards Sinn Féin

1 July 2019

AN ULSTER unionist senator has criticised Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over what he says is a hypocritical attitude to Sinn Féin in the South.

Senator Ian Marshall made the remarks in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Speaking to reporter Justine McCarthy, he said:

“I never realised the hatred that exists in Leinster House for Sinn Féin.”

Marshall went on to say that he believed any... 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

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