19 January 2020
First published in the Irish Central website in the US, this article looks at a recent visit to America by newly elected North Belfast MP, John Finucane. Free article
18 January 2020
"They have tried to carve up government and opposition, and now they want to carve up this election by excluding Sinn Féin," said Pearse Doherty Free article
16 January 2020
The 2020 General Election is happening 100 years after the first elections in Ireland held under the proportional representation/single transferable (PR/STV) voting system. The 1920 local government elections were held in two stages – city and town councils in January and county and rural councils in June. Sinn Féin swept the boards, as the party had done in the 1918 General Election, and won majorities on most councils throughout the country. Free article
9 January 2020
Divisions within the IRA and Sinn Féin which had been deepening during the late 1960s, were widened to breaking point in the weeks and months that followed the events of August 1969 in the Six Counties. The lack of preparedness of the leadership of the IRA for those events proved to be the key factor in the split and was symptomatic of what Gerry Adams later described as “a lack of politics affecting all tendencies in the then disunited Republican Movement”. Free article
7 January 2020
The Government has announced that it will be deferring its plans to commemorate the Black & Tans and the RIC later this month after widespread opposition and outrage.
The event was set to take place in Dublin Castle, with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan set to take centre stage.
Strong criticism and pressure had been launched at the Government... Free article
6 January 2020
In this article, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O'Neill MLA writes that as talks at Stormont continue this week, there is an opportunity for a successful outcome which ushers in a new politics based on the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article
5 January 2020
Unionism's principle objective is to try and preserve the status-quo, but in a world of ever moving parts the status-quo is no longer a viable option for anyone. Free article
30 December 2019
Melbourne’s eight-hour day monument stands opposite the Trades Hall – reputedly the oldest trade union building in the world. I found myself there tracing the footsteps of my granduncle Gus, a trade union activist in the city from the 1930s to 1960s. The monument honours the world’s first successful battle to secure an eight-hour working day in 1856. Its design symbolises the demand, first associated with textile manufacturer and social reformer Robert Owen, for “Eight hours labour. Eight hours recreation. Eight hours rest.” Free article
30 December 2019
New Year’s message from Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD Free article
23 December 2019
Grace McManus has worked as an advisor with the Sinn Féin Seanad team for over two years, and was elected in the Bray East area in the last local elections. Here she gives an insight into the working life of a new Sinn Féin councillor. Free article
22 December 2019
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson has hit out at Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin after comments he made to the media this morning saying that now is not the time for an Irish Unity Poll.
Martin said that the proposal of a border poll runs the risk of raising tensions in the North of Ireland, and called for the integration of public services in the meantime.
The Fianna Fáil leader... Free article
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