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Seanad election sees return of Sinn Féin representatives

senators.jpg Former Sinn Féin MP, Elisha McCallion, has been elected to Seanad Éireann to serve on the senate’s Industrial and Commercial panel, while the party’s former MEP Lynn Boylan has returned to political life by taking a seat on the Agricultural panel.

Published April 3, 2020



Up the Rebels

shirtsrebels.jpg The necessary cancellation of Easter Rising Commemorations does not mean we should not celebrate these events.

Published March 27, 2020



Speech cheers viewers, leaves questions unanswered

varadkarspeech.jpg After delivering an inspirational but ultimately vacuous speech on the implications of the Coronavirus crisis, the caretaker 26 County Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been urged to take more practical action to protect lives and livelihoods across Ireland.

Published March 20, 2020



Genuine unity urged as crisis grows

mcdonaldglove.jpg A national government of unity could bring help to those in need during the current health crisis, Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has said.

Published March 20, 2020



The centenary of an Irish martyr

tomasmaccurtain.jpg A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, Cork Lord Mayor, who was born on 20 March 1884 and died on the same date in 1920, shot dead in his home.

Published March 20, 2020



Fine Gael clings to power while virus takes hold

protestpbp.jpg Several hundred people took to the streets of Dublin last weekend to object to a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition plan to remain in power. Many expressed concern that Ireland’s two right-wing parties are attempting to form the next government under the cloak of the coronavirus.

Published March 13, 2020



Deliver a government of change

varadkarmartin.jpg A comment on the recent efforts to form a coalition government in Dublin by John Bandon.

Published March 13, 2020



SF support jumps again but party still faces exclusion

pollsf35.jpg A new poll putting Sinn Féin support at an unprecedented 35% in the 26 Counties has added to public pressure for Mary Lou McDonald’s party to be involved in the next coalition government in Dublin despite the refusal of the leaders of Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael to countenance the idea.

Published March 6, 2020



What next for Sinn Féin?

sftds.jpg Would you like to see Sinn Féin in government in the south? Or would they do better to form the opposition in the Dáil?

Published March 6, 2020



A State in limbo as political elite panic

nazisfrally.jpg Efforts by the establishment in Dublin to demonise Sinn Féin have reached unprecedented levels in the aftermath of their performance in the 26 County general election, with politicians going so far as to compare a series of Sinn Féin public meetings to the Nuremburg rallies of Nazi Germany.

Published February 28, 2020



Smears fly as reaction carnival continues

drewharrishat.jpg Efforts by the right in Ireland to counter and undermine Sinn Féin’s advance in the recent 26 County general election have reached extraordinary levels of desperation following an intervention by the Garda police Commissioner, Drew Harris.

Published February 21, 2020



‘Dirty tricks’ creating confusion and fear

martinfinuwindow.jpg Attempts are being made to engineer further division among republicans after bogus claims emerged that the New IRA is planning to attack members of Sinn Féin.

Published February 21, 2020



Britain looking for Irish exit, claims report

economist.jpg A magazine described as one of the English language’s most influential publications has dedicated its latest issue to the debate around Irish unity.

Published February 21, 2020



Sinn Féin’s day is coming

sfenterdail.jpg An analysis of the outcome of the general election and the current political dynamic in the 26 Counties by Ruairi Creaney.

Published February 21, 2020



Garda Commissioner intervenes in government formation

harrisflanagan.jpg Garda police Commissioner Drew Harris has accused Sinn Fein of being directed by an IRA ‘Army Council’ which he claims continues to exist, despite the organisation having disbanded its structures 15 years ago.

Published February 21, 2020



Establishment circles the wagon

electionmap102.jpg A sense of crisis has gripped the Irish ruling classes after Sinn Féin nearly tripled its vote in last weekend’s election to Leinster House and took the first steps in the formation of a new government in Dublin.

Published February 14, 2020



A historic advance for republicanism

elected2020.jpg Republicans have been celebrating a history-making election which saw forty TDs from the tradition sign into Leinster House this week, erasing the concept of the two-party state in the process.

Published February 14, 2020



A fantastic moment

davidcullinaneelected.jpg A speech made at a Sinn Féin event in Waterford on Sunday night, when poll-topping candidate David Cullinane TD expressed the delight of many in his party at overcoming a history of demonisation, vilification, and state repression, is published in full below, along with an introduction by his election agent.

Published February 14, 2020



Unionist jitters after Sinn Féin success

mcdonaldwins2.jpg Regardless of when or whether Sinn Féin ends up in government, as Tony Blair’s former adviser Jonathan Powell says, the outcome of the election will make demands for movement on Irish unity stronger.

Published February 14, 2020



‘The people want us in government’ - McDonald

resultsge2020.jpg With the make-up of the Dáilcomplete, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she could well be the next Taoiseach after winning the popular vote and after electing as many TDs as any other party.

Published February 10, 2020