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Ni Riada and TV celebs bid to replace Higgins as President

presidentcands.jpg Liadh Ni Riada MEP is set to be ratified as Sinn Fein Presidential election candidate this weekend, joining two reality television stars and a charity entrepreneur in the bid to oust the sitting Irish President, Michael D Higgins, from Aras an Uachtaran.

Published September 15, 2018



‘Ignorant’ Bradley blocks court-ordered election

bradleywestminster.jpg After admitting to a parliamentary magazine that she hadn’t understood how the North of Ireland is divided politically, British Direct Ruler Karen Bradley has introduced legislation at Westminster to halt Six County Assembly elections until 2019.

Published September 8, 2018



Martin vows to revive Stormont with SDLP pact

dupmartin.jpg A new alignment between political parties in the Six and 26 Counties looks set to go ahead after Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said the party is in talks with the SDLP. He said the parties plan to develop a “new political agenda” to “get the North working”.

Published September 1, 2018



Fianna Fáil and SDLP in merger talks

martineastwood.jpg Fianna Fail is to take over the SDLP and contest elections in the Six Counties as part of a major political realignment for both parties, according to reports.

Published August 25, 2018



McAliskey’s anger as rights agenda is stymied

mcaliskey.jpg Former republican MP and civil rights leader Bernadette McAliskey has said the Stormont Assembly has failed to protect human rights and should be “bulldozed”.

Published August 25, 2018



Nationalists oppose sectarian parades

rasharkin2018.jpg Saoradh have raised concerns regarding a weekend of loyalist parades in Newry as this year’s marching season draws to a close. The party’s Newry spokesperson Stephen Murney said the centre of Newry would be “overrun by over two thousand sectarian bigots”.

Published August 18, 2018



Direct action on evictions and homelessness

homelesskidstallaght.jpg Amid a national outcry over children being forced to sleep in police stations due to a lack of accommodation, housing activists have occupied a vacant home in Dublin.

Published August 11, 2018



Ignominy for Paisley as historic recall effort begins

petitionpaisley.jpg The first recall votes in British or Irish history have been cast in a bid to force disgraced DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr from office.

Published August 11, 2018



‘Old certainties are gone’

castlewellan.jpg The full text of Mary Lou McDonald’s speech at Sinn Fein’s annual 1981 hunger strike commemoration in Castlewellan, County Down last weekend.

Published August 11, 2018



DUP must come clean on Paisley scandal - SF

paisleylanka2.jpg The DUP has come under pressure from Sinn Fein after it appeared to rule out any further sanction against its MP Ian Paisley despite his unprecedented suspension from the Westminster parliament over holidays secretly funded by the Sri Lankan government.

Published July 28, 2018



Meet the Rajapaksas

rajapaksas.jpg DUP MP Ian Paisley has been found to have improperly lobbied on behalf of Sri Lanka’s then Rajapaksa regime against accusations of war crimes which targeted the minority Tamil population. Meet the Rajapaksas, in this Channel 4 report from 2013.

Published July 28, 2018



The peace process is being used as a political hostage

mayfoster.jpg Short of pulling out a Tricolour, the national flag of Ireland, and setting it on fire on the dais, it is difficult to imagine how much more undiplomatic and positively provocative the Conservative Party leader could have been in her words and sentiments.

Published July 28, 2018



Disgraced Paisley faces recall push

paisleylankasob.jpg A petition is set to be collected to recall north Antrim MP Ian Paisley following a finding by the Westminster parliament that he improperly accepted holidays from the government of Sri Lanka valued in excess of 100,000 pounds.

Published July 21, 2018



Sinn Fein to run for Aras

michaeld.jpg Sinn Fein is to challenge Michael D Higgins in the upcoming Irish presidential election but has yet to name a candidate for the vote, which is expected to take place in November.

Published July 21, 2018



Markievicz enters Westminster

markieviczportrait.jpg The Dublin parliament has gifted a portrait of Irish abstentionist MP Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to Westminster, as a debate takes place over the refusal of Sinn Fein to take its seats there.

Published July 21, 2018



The Rebel Countess

markieviczgun.jpg An introduction to the life of Constance Georgine Markievicz, an Irish politician, suffragette, socialist and republican rebel.

Published July 21, 2018



Notorious RUC figure to be made Garda Commissioner

drewharris2.jpg Drew Harris, a current Deputy Chief Constable of the PSNI police in the Six Counties, is to become the new Garda police commissioner in the 26 Counties, it has been confirmed.

Published June 26, 2018



New Sinn Fein direction as McDonald defies critics

mcdonaldsfaf18.jpg Sinn Fein wants to be part of an administration in Dublin after the next general election, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed, as she set out a change of strategy for her party.

Published June 23, 2018



Sinn Fein conference polarised by abortion stance

sfaf18.jpg Sinn Fein faces difficult decisions today at the party’s annual conference as a row over the the party’s attitude to abortion threatens to overshadow the launch of its bid to enter government following the next 26 County general election.

Published June 16, 2018



Housing failures ‘could collapse government’

housingposter.jpg With the 26 County housing crisis threatening to spiral out of control, Sinn Fein have begun a new campaign against the man most hold responsible for the scandal, Fine Gael Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Published June 16, 2018