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Sinn Féin at the threshold of Cabinet power

sfge2020.jpg With Sinn Fein topping opinion polls in the 26 Counties for the first time, an ambush of party leader Mary Lou McDonald by state broadcaster RTE over a comment by a party colleague 13 years ago has jeopardised what is still widely expected to be a good election for the party.

Published February 7, 2020

Communities polarised as SF take part in PSNI event

psnicareer.jpg The attendance of Sinn Féin politicians at a PSNI police recruitment drive in the Six Counties has angered republican groups.

Published February 7, 2020

Bloody Sunday campaign an inspiration for victim

bloodysundaymarch2020.jpg Miami Showband survivor Stephen Travers has told the annual Bloody Sunday march that the victims and their families have always inspired him to keep up his fight for justice.

Published February 7, 2020

Shock at death of Francie Brolly

franciebrollyrip.jpg Republican legend Francie Brolly has been honoured as a man of integrity following his sudden death. The 82-year-old died at his family home near Dungiven, County Derry in the early hours of Thursday. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

Published February 7, 2020

Conor Murphy apologises to Quinn family

paulquinnfamily.jpg Sinn Féin Stormont minister Conor Murphy has apologised to the family of murder victim Paul Quinn for comments he made 13 years ago after the young man’s death.

Published February 7, 2020

Scepticism over ‘ferry bomb’ reports

ferrybomb.jpg A statement reportedly made in the name of the Continuity IRA claimed responsibility for a device found on a lorry trailer in County Armagh last week. The statement said the device had been timed to coincide with Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Published February 7, 2020

Sinn Féin join TV debate after shock poll surge

martinmcdonaldvaradkar.jpg State-run broadcaster RTÉ has been forced to include Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald in a final televised leaders’ election debate as its historic surge in polls continues.

Published February 3, 2020

Britain waves goodbye


Britain is set to formally quit the European Union late Friday, closing the chapter on nearly half a century of integration with its European neighbours and leaving the north of Ireland in a limbo between two powerful economies

Published January 31, 2020

Brexit means unity debate must begin

brexitprotestfightgoeson.jpg Speaking at a protest against Brexit on the Irish border on the day Britain leaves the EU, taking the northeast of Ireland with it, the Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said preparations for constitutional change on the island “needed to start”.

Published January 31, 2020

Killer soldiers get trial dates

joemccann600.jpg Two former British soldiers who fired on Official IRA man Joe McCann have failed to stop their trial for the murder of the Belfast father of four from going ahead.

Published January 31, 2020

Sinn Féin management ‘no different’ to other organisations

ardchomhairlemeeting.jpg A row over the nature of Sinn Féin’s top management has dominated the second week of the 26 County general election campaign.

Published January 31, 2020

Prominent republican survives gun attack

patfitzpatrick.jpg A gun attack on a well-known Belfast republican has raised fears of the return of a grudge-type dispute in east Belfast which in 2015 claimed the lives of two former members of the Provisional IRA, Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan.

Published January 31, 2020

Judicial review for Finucane family as Britain continues to stall

finucanessupremecourt.jpg The widow of murdered defence lawyer Pat Finucane has won permission at Belfast’s High Court to challenge the continuing failure of the British government to carry out an effective investigation.

Published January 31, 2020

British Army was behind Miami Showband massacre

showbandbomb.jpg Shocking new documents have disclosed that British Army intelligence officer Robert Nairac was responsible for the planning and execution of the Miami Showband Massacre, in which three innocent band-members were killed.

Published January 24, 2020

Election is a chance to change the system

virginmediadebate.jpg Sinn Féin could be on the cusp of a breakthrough in the 26 Counties as polls show a sharp jump in support for the party and a corresponding decline in support for the main party of government, Fine Gael.

Published January 24, 2020

Parties launch campaigns, condemn censorship

mcdonaldtoibin2.jpg Sinn Féin has called for a referendum on Irish unity within five years in tandem with a ‘Green New Deal’ for climate change as part of its election launch at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Published January 24, 2020

Derry’s battle for justice as it marks anniversary

derrycourthouse.jpg Ahead of the anniversary of the British Army’s massacre of 14 civil rights demonstrators in Derry, families say they will fight “tooth and nail” to prevent the only Bloody Sunday murder case from being moved out of the city.

Published January 24, 2020

‘Wall of Shame’ to remember Black and Tans

glasnevinwall.jpg Despite the deferral of a commemoration for members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), plans remain in place for the names of members of the British Crown Forces who died in Ireland up to 1921, including the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, to be etched on a commemorative wall in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Published January 24, 2020

Irish language speakers in fight to bolster talks deal

cngmeeting.jpg Irish speakers face “a battle a day” to get services in the language despite featuring in a new multi-party agreement to restore the Six County political institutions, according to language activists.

Published January 24, 2020

Varadkar’s election plan unravels

varadkarflanagankeane.jpg The 26 County election campaign has had the most shocking start imaginable after body parts of a murdered 17-year-old boy were found in a bag in north Dublin.

Published January 17, 2020


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