Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh, Francie Molloy MP, and Pauline Tully TD joined members of the Good Friday Agreement Committee to attend the inquest into Springhill Massacre this morning.
A Letter From Ireland a Chara, I’ve been thinking about emigration. We are losing another generation. This time to Canada, Australia, and Britain. My own daughters will be leaving soon. In the past people were forced into emigration by poverty, unemployment, or repression. Today is different. There are jobs. In the South we are reaching
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD and Vice President Michelle O’Neill MLA have met with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Micheál Martin in Government Buildings this evening.
They discussed with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste the need to ensure that the North-South Ministerial Council meets as a matter of priority.
Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has described claims that state bodies are attempting to ‘run down the clock’ until the Legacy Act is enacted as ‘cynical and cruel’.
O’Neill pays tribute to Francie Molloy’s decades-long contribution to civil and equal rights for all
Commenting on news that her long-time friend and colleague Francie Molloy is to step down from elected politics Sinn Féin Leas-Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA said, ”Francie Molloy has made a huge contribution to politics and the peace process here.
The election of Michelle O’Neill as First Minister in the North of Ireland was truly historic. A measure of how far we have traveled on the road to peace and equality. A tangible symbol of the fundamental changes in society.
As news of the historic election of the first Irish nationalist First Minister made its way around the world, American political leaders responded with congratulations and optimism.
Today history was made. 103 years ago Ireland was partitioned to create a gerrymandered state. The new “Northern State” was 66 percent British Unionist. The government at Stormont was described as a protestant parliament for a protestant people. The Irish Catholic minority found themselves excluded and marginalized.
As news of the end of the DUP’s boycott of Stormont was shared, American political leaders reflected on the opportunity and the historic nature of the development.