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Fate of Brexit and Westminster tied to Stormont

westminsterdevolution.jpg An amendment has been made to legislation at Westminster which prevents a crash Brexit coming about by the suspension of the London parliament unless Stormont is restored.

Published July 18, 2019



DUP rattled as Westminster wrings social change

mcginncreasy.jpg Full Direct Rule from London is a step closer after the British goverment unexpectedly allowed moves at Westminster to bring same-sex marriage and abortion to the north of Ireland.

Published July 12, 2019



Catalans protest outside the European Parliament

catalaneu.jpg The Catalan independence movement has made a new show of strength in Europe with a protest against the exclusion of its three MEPs.

Published July 5, 2019



Shameless Paisley further exposed as MP for hire

paisleymaldives.jpg Attention has returned to the issue of corruption in the north of Ireland after it emerged that DUP veteran MP Ian Paisley could be suspended from Westminster for a second time over his lavish foreign-funded vacations.

Published June 28, 2019



Voting rights extension is a no-brainer

higginsgaa.jpg An analysis by Brian Feeney of the move by the Dublin government to extend voting rights to northerners and emigrants in the case of Presidential elections.

Published June 28, 2019



Unite Ireland so we can have Brexit, say Tory members

johnsonhunt.jpg There has been a welcome in Ireland for the result of a survey of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party which revealed that most of its members would be willing to see Irish reunification if it meant that England could leave the European Union. The poll puts the Tories completely at odds with their DUP allies in the London government.

Published June 22, 2019



Bigoted council to sue granny over Irish placename sign

gleannnafuinseoige.jpg A council in the north of Ireland has threatened a pensioner with a conviction and fine for placing the Irish name for her estate on a sign beside the one with the English language version.

Published June 22, 2019



Speech to Sinn Féin Bodenstown commemoration

carthybodenstown19.jpg Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands North-West Matt Carthy delivered the keynote address at the party’s Wolfe Tone commemoration in Kildare last weekend. He said that Sinn Féin remain determined to deliver the vision of Wolfe Tone “of a new Republic that can achieve so much more”.

Published June 22, 2019



Plan for ‘agreed Ireland’ needed before poll - Adams

gerryadamsnewhair.jpg Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for greater planning and an accommodation with unionists ahead of a referendum on Irish unity which he says he is confident will take place.

Published June 8, 2019



Talks uncertainty as language issue raised

dreamdeargstormont.jpg Sinn Féin has said it wants to focus attention on the rights of Irish language speakers at multi-party talks in Belfast which the two governments have said are due to intensify next week.

Published June 1, 2019



Election could provide catalyst for change

mcdonaldcount.jpg The elections last weekend are being seen to have had major implications for politics in Ireland and Britain, not least for Sinn Féin.

Published June 1, 2019



Carthy returned in election count drama

carthywinsep2019.jpg Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has been elected to the European Parliament in the last count in Midlands/North/West (MNW) tonight, although the party faces a recount to hold on to Liadh Ní Riada’s seat in Ireland South.

Published May 29, 2019



Down to the wire in the European election

niriadamcdonald.jpg Counting has been suspended in Dublin amid a legal dispute over procedure and the technical order of victory of the successful candidates following the elimination of Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan.

Published May 28, 2019



Mixed fortunes for Sinn Féin as counting continues

andersonwins.jpg Counting is taking place in elections in the North and South of Ireland today, with Martina Anderson’s performance in the Six Counties a highlight for Sinn Fein.

Published May 27, 2019



Talk of snap general election as votes are counted

ryanmartin.jpg There is growing speculation of a general election in the 26 Counties later this year after Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin appeared open to forming a coalition with the Green Party following Friday’s local elections.

Published May 26, 2019



Sinn Féin’s McDonald expects losses

mcdonaldrds.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has conceded that her party will suffer some losses in the local elections, but she said: ‘Beidh lá eile againn’ [We will have another day].

Published May 25, 2019



May leaves behind a trail of failure

mayout.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has warned that the resignation of the British Prime Minister and the Tory leadership contest should not distract from the threats posed by Brexit or derail efforts to restore the Six County Assembly at Stormont.

Published May 25, 2019



Security circus expected as Trump visit is confirmed

trumpss.jpg Donald Trump is expected to face unprecedented security and protests when he flies into Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland on June 5th. A state visit by the US President was finally confirmed this week.

Published May 25, 2019



The numbers game

seamusmallon.jpg Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams responds to a call by former SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon that the Good Friday Agreement should be rewritten and a United Ireland should now be contingent on the agreement of a majority of Unionists.

Published May 25, 2019



Green Party set to make gains in 26 Counties - exit poll

electionle19.jpg An official RTE-TG4-Red C exit poll following today’s 26 County elections at 10pm tonight predicted Sinn Féin is in a battle to hold onto its three seats in the European Parliament, while the Green party is in surprise contention to win up to three seats.

Published May 24, 2019