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Tributes paid following death of Martin McGuinness

martinmcguinnessdeath.jpg Sinn Fein is in mourning today and tributes have been paid across the Irish and British political establishment as news spread this morning that Martin McGuinness had succumbed to his serious illness.

Published March 21, 2017



There has been an angry response in both Ireland and Scotland after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would block referendums on Irish unity and Scottish independence following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Published March 17, 2017

Protests vowed as Trump gets St Patrick’s Day invite

trumpkenny2.jpg There has been a broadly negative reaction to an invitation issued by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland. Protests opposing his visit are already being planned by left-wing parties.

Published March 17, 2017

Legacy of scandals overshadows talks

stormonttalks17.jpg Continuing allegations of unionist bigotry and corruption hang over power-sharing talks, which face a potential deadline next week when the British government could call another snap Assembly election or reimpose full direct rule from London.

Published March 17, 2017

Thinking about the unthinkable

unitedirelandflag.jpg How much of our thinking is wishful? Quite a bit, I suspect.

Published March 17, 2017

Referendum on voting rights for emigrants, northerners

irishvoteballotbox.jpg In an announcement timed to coincide with the run-up to St Patrick’s Day, a referendum is to be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad or in the North of Ireland to vote in Presidential elections.

Published March 12, 2017

Growing consensus that time has come for unity

brexituk.jpg There have been vocal and widespread calls for Irish reunification in the face of the British government’s determination to leave the European Union and a historic election result last week which has delivered unprecedented political strength for nationalism and Sinn Fein.

Published March 10, 2017

‘One-sided’ British governor warns of fresh elections

brokenio.jpg The British Direct Ruler James Brokenshire has threatened to rerun last week’s historic election after Sinn Fein walked out of a meeting with him over his government’s refusal to allow inquests into state killings to proceed.

Published March 10, 2017

We need to manage the transition to unity - now

adamsvote.jpg If ever citizens needed proof of the power and the importance of their vote, it was this election, writes Gerry Adams.

Published March 10, 2017

Voters didn’t back Sinn Fein in order to get the DUP

fosteroneill.jpg Let’s make a couple of points clear because the media commentary in the last few days has been couched within the parameters set out by the NIO, by wishful thinking and by hand wringing from bleeding heart getalongers, the so-called ‘middle ground’ which doesn’t amount to a hill of beans north and west of Royal Avenue.

Published March 10, 2017

Stormont talks deadlocked as Foster refuses to shift

duptalks2007.jpg Talks to revive the Stormont Executive have hit a stalemate after less than a day as DUP leader Arlene Foster resisted demands by Sinn Fein for her to step aside First Minister.

Published March 6, 2017

Election transformation

fosterelectionlost.jpg Thursday’s election has significantly altered the make-up of politics in the north of Ireland as a more focussed and energised Sinn Fein enticed republican voters back to the polls and historically ended the unionist majority at Stormont.

Published March 4, 2017

Tough negotiations expected after Stormont game-changer

adamspress.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said this week’s Assembly election would have a historic significance that would “resonate for years”. However, political parties and leaders now “have a job of work” to negotiate an agreement that delivers on the outstanding elements of all of the previous agreements.

Published March 4, 2017

Derry anger as politicians ignore PSNI oppression

psniderryraid.jpg There were heavy PSNI raids lasting for over four hours against the homes of republican families in Creggan, Derry on Monday, February 28, 2017, just three days before the Stormont Assembly election.

Published March 4, 2017

Last night: slam, bam, thank you, ma’am

sinnfeinelectioncroc.jpg Well, that was quite an evening/night, wasn’t it? Just when you thought politics in our NE nest had become dour and tedious, along comes yesterday. Where to start?

Published March 4, 2017

Calls for unity after record SF vote; UUP leader quits

nesbittquits.jpg Sinn Fein has attained its highest ever share of the vote in the North of Ireland and came within touching distance of outpolling all of the other parties as votes were tallied today.

Published March 3, 2017

Positive election results for Sinn Fein as others battle it out

oneillelected.jpg The snap 2017 Assembly election has been a good one for Sinn Fein, with the party so far holding on to its seats in all constituencies and showing particular strength in the traditional republican heartlands.

Published March 3, 2017

Voting ends in Stormont election

oneillvotes.jpg The polls have closed in the Six County Assembly election with voter participation reported to have substantially recovered from the record low voter turnout in last year’s Assembly election.

Published March 2, 2017

DUP face day of reckoning

duppress.jpg The north’s largest unionist party is increasingly fearful ahead of next month’s Stormont Assembly election amid predictions that it could fall below the thirty seats it needs to hold on to its veto over political change in the north of Ireland.

Published February 24, 2017

Kenny to confirm plan to quit after White House event

trumpkenny.jpg Under intense pressure from within his own party to resign, the 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he should be allowed to travel to Washington DC to meet Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, before making an announcement.

Published February 24, 2017