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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



Coalition rumours mount as Varadkar launches Feile

varadkarfeile.jpg A rumoured alliance between Sinn Fein and Fine Gael appears closer this week after Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launched the West Belfast festival, Feile an Phobail, on Friday.

Published June 9, 2018



5 May 1981

blackflags.jpg A contemporaneous account of events and sentiment in the aftermath of the death of Bobby Sands on this day in 1981, from the point of view of a British socialist. Originally published in Spartacist magazine.

Published May 5, 2018



Sinn Fein win West Tyrone by-election

orfhlaithelected.jpg Sinn Fein has retained its Westminster seat for the West Tyrone constituency after 26-year-old solicitor Orfhlaith Begley polled over 16,000 votes for the party in Thursday’s by-election.

Published May 4, 2018



McDonald ends Derry name campaign with one word

londonderry.jpg Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has provoked outrage among republicans after she deliberately used the plantation name “Londonderry” for Derry at an event in the city on Wednesday.

Published April 28, 2018



Sinn Fein helps unionist to win Senate seat

mcdonaldmarshall.jpg Sinn Fein has helped a unionist farmer who opposes the party’s main Brexit policy get elected to the Dublin parliament’s upper chamber, the Seanad.

Published April 28, 2018



Church attacked as DUP reach out to West Tyrone voters

graffitibegly.jpg A bizarre graffiti attack at St Colmcille’s Church, Carrickmore, County Tyrone is being linked to next Thursday’s by-election to the Westminster parliament in the West Tyrone constituency.

Published April 28, 2018



Republicans torn on abortion issue

cherish.jpg Divisions among republicans on the issue of abortion have become painfully exposed by the current debate on the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the 26 County constitution.

Published April 28, 2018



Irish Republicanism at a critical juncture

duleekeaster2018.jpg A speech delivered earlier this month by Peter A Rogers at the independent republican Easter commemoration in Duleek, County Meath.

Published April 21, 2018



A united Ireland can be a home to Arlene Foster

maryloumcdonald600.jpg The principles of the Good Friday Agreement are now central to our future, argues Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald.

Published April 14, 2018



Easter speeches and statements

sfeaster18belfast.jpg A round-up of the main statements and orations by republicans at Easter 1916 commemorations this year.

Published April 7, 2018



Calls for protests as homeless numbers top five figures

homelesspram.jpg The position of the 26 County Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is under increasing threat after a shock increase in the number of homeless people, particularly children, which has rocketed by almost 50 per cent in the last year.

Published March 31, 2018



Martin McGuinness - Looking to the future

mcguinnessportrait.jpg Martin McGuinness was a good friend and a great leader. He made compromises where he believed they could help peace and reconciliation. He never stopped taking risks for peace, writes Gerry Adams.

Published March 24, 2018



Join the stand against the new gerrymander

boundariesgerrymander.jpg The DUP are behind the redrafting of constituency boundaries to hold onto as much power in the North as possible, writes Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion.

Published March 24, 2018



Trump set to visit ‘interesting’ border areas in Ireland

trumpvaradkarshamrock.jpg US President Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland and will go to the border, according to reports from Washington DC.

Published March 17, 2018



O Caolain to stand down as public representative

caoimhghindail.jpg Sinn Fein TD Caoimhghin O Caolain, the party’s longest-serving elected representative in the 26 Counties, has confirmed he will not stand in the next general election.

Published March 10, 2018



Why I won’t go to Westminster

paulmaskey2.jpg In 2017, I and other MPs were elected on a mandate to actively abstain from Westminster. We intend to honour that mandate, writes Sinn Fein's Paul Maskey.

Published March 10, 2018