At an all-Ireland strategy conference in Monaghan on Saturday,
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the party must prepare
itself for power.
The British government has said it will not tolerate any
“wrecking amendments” to proposed legislation concerning those
‘on the run’ from potential conflict-related prosecutions.
The arrest of Sinn Féin assembly member Francie Brolly in
connection with the 1972 Claudy bomb investigation has provoked immense anger.
A national day of solidarity is being organised next week as a
dramatic protest by Irish Ferries workers continues.
The founding date of Sinn Féin is 28 November 1905. On that date
the first Annual Convention of the National Council was held in
the Rotunda, Dublin. The meeting began at 11am and among the over
100 delegates were Arthur Griffith, Edward Martyn, Thomas Martin,
John Sweetman, Jenny Wyse-Power, Padraig Mac Piarais, Maire de
Buitleir, Patrick McCartan, Oliver St John Gogarty, Peadar O
Cearnaigh, Sean T O Ceallaigh and William Cosgrave. Two of those
delegates, Mac Piarias and Michael O’Hanrahan of Wexford, were
among the executed leaders in 1916.
The United States is being urged to give working visas to tens of
thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants.
The 100th anniversary of the day on which Sinn Féin was founded
was marked by a number of republican events this week.
Traveller representatives and civil rights groups are accusing
establishment politicians of using a recent manslaughter case to
promote discrimination against the gypsy-like Traveller
Four crew members have barricaded themselves into the engine
room of an Irish Ferries vessel in a dramatically escalating
labour relations dispute.
The following is the introduction to Sinn Féin’s submission
ahead of the Dublin government’s Budget for 2006.
Mr Adams said those told to leave the North of Ireland by the
Provisional IRA were free to return home but first should contact
the communities from which they were ‘exiled’.
A vote on the OTRs bill was passed at its second reading in the
London parliament amid continuing controversy over the
A Fine Gael attempt to stake a claim to the Sinn Féin heritage
has sparked a row over the legacy of Arthur Griffith’s movement.
The passing of one of the North’s most famous celebrities, soccer
legend George Best, has led to a wave of tributes for a man some
consider to have been Ireland’s greatest sportsman.
The British Prime Minister has said new legislation to deal with
outstanding charges and prosecutions from the conflict was vital
to the peace process but would cause “anger and anguish”.
A Belfast man who survived two murder bids has accused Special
Branch of protecting his would-be killers.
Gay rights activists are planning to stage a parade through the
hometown of a unionist politician who claimed natural disasters
are God’s way of punishing gay people.
A radical overhaul of local government in the North announced
yesterday by the British government has severely shaken the
political status quo.
The announcement by the Dublin government of its spending
Estimates was greeted with a mixture of derision, criticism and
accusations of waste by opposition parties.
The DUP party’s decision to sanction talks with the Loyalist
Commission has been hailed as “a huge shift”, but it is widely
known that the party has been talking actively and behind closed
doors to unionist paramilitaries for the last 30 years.
Irish-American activists have won a battle in the war against the the
controversial revised U.S./U.K. extradition treaty during a hearing of
the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.
Peace talks in Dublin between DUP leader Ian Paisley and the 26-County
government were described as ‘forthright’ but have failed to yield
tangible signs of progress.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and a range of party representatives are
among over hundreds of republicans whose personal details have been
found on a unionist paramilitary death list.
The widow of murdered Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane is to brief
key US politicians following a warning yesterday that the family will
use all legal and political means at their disposal to secure a
satisfactory inquiry into the murder.
The following is the introduction to the discussion document ‘Counting
the cost of Direct Rule and Putting it Right’, which was launched by
Sinn Féin in Belfast this week.
Sinn Féin Chairman and MEP Mary Lou McDonald is set to contest the next
26-County general election in the Taoiseach’s constituency, it has
Ian Paisley has called for the resignation of British Direct Ruler Peter
Hain after he admitted a single all-Ireland economy was inevitable.
There has been a relentless campaign by the SDLP and political parties
in the South to demonise Sinn Féin and undermine its electoral prospects.
Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party boycotted a talks-about-talks
process hosted by the British and Irish governments at Hillsbrorough
Castle on Monday.
Controversy continues over plans by the Dublin and London governments to
deal with outstanding cases from the conflict.
More than 50 people have been told that their lives are in danger after
it emerged that unionist paramilitaries have been given a top-level British
Army intelligence dossier on leading republicans.
Republican Sinn Féin held its centenary annual conference in Dublin at
the weekend. The following is an edited version of the speech
delivered on Sunday by the party’s President, Ruairi O Bradaigh.
The 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he would rather concede
power than form a coalition government with Sinn Féin, who he described
as “agents of poverty and disadvantage”.
The world is witnessing a watershed moment in history with the disarming
of the IRA and Canadian officials should be thanked for their role in
aiding Ireland’s peace process, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said on
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP spoke by live satellite link
up to a packed capacity crowd who were standing and cheering at
the Friends of Sinn Féin dinner in New York City last night.
A leading Islamic cleric has warned that Ireland could be
attacked unless the use of Shannon Airport as a stop-over for US
troops is ended.
The British government has introduced legislation so that those
‘on the run’ (OTRs) from conflict-related prosecution since
before 1998 will be able to return home and avoid prison terms.
Several people were caught up in a “controlled explosion” by the
British Army on a hoax device outside a police station in Derry.
FBI agent and supergrass David Rupert was “a deeply avaricious
man” whose evidence should not have been given credibility in
the trial of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, appeal judges
There were echoes of the final days of Margaret Thatcher in
London this week as Tony Blair suffered his first parliamentary
Unionist leaders are frauds and hypocrites, attempting to occupy
a notional moral high ground.
Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams was forced to call off a visit to the
US after restrictions were placed on him by the US State
Department on a visa to travel to New York.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has told supporters at an
event to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the
party that “we will see a united Ireland in our lifetime”.
A former IRA POW who was arrested and released over the
Northern Bank raid is to lodge a complaint with Police
Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan about his ordeal.
The family of Peter McBride, the teenager murdered by two
British soldiers in north Belfast in 1992, is to step up their
campaign to have his killers expelled from the British army.
The pursuit of the suspected killers of Seamus Ludlow was
blocked by unidentified elements in the 26 County
establishment, Justice Henry Barron has found.
Republican hardiners are understood to be planning a series of
bomb warnings after successfully forcing the cancellation of a
major weekend horse racing meeting.
A historic statement by Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams that 'the war is
over' has not moved the US government to change its position on
Sinn Fein speakers attending fundraising events in the US.
The British Army's unaccountable use of plastic bullets is the
focus of a new human-rights report sent to the United Nations
and the United States Congress.
The British government has been accused of ignoring equality
rules and being "manipulative" in its selection process for a
post with the Parades Commission.
Nationalists remain to be convinced of the sincerity of claims
by the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) that their "military
units" are to "stand down".
Nationalists have expressed anger at PSNI raids and arrests in
republican areas of Counties Down and Tyrone, describing them as
"political" and "a set-up".
The full contribution of Sinn Fein Dail leader, Caoimhghin O
Caolain TD to Private Members Business motion on Irish
reunification on Wednesday.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has attacked the 26-County
political establishment for failing to support his party's
motion in support of a united Ireland.