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Springhill Massacre families deserve truth and justice: Conway-Walsh

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.

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Losing another generation

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 […]

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Sinn Féin President and Vice President meet with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste

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.

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Attempts to ‘run down clock’ on legacy inquests cynical and cruel – Finucane

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’.

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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. 

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Progress is possible, & the future is ours to write

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.  

First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly, Junior Minister Aisling Reilly, and Junior Minister Pam Cameron.

America Responds to Historic Election of Michelle O’Neill to First Minister

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.

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Crossing the Rubicon

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, Jeffrey Donaldson told the media that his party would lift their two-year blockade of government if the British implemented their agreement with his party.

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Remarks by First Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA NI Assembly Sitting

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. 

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American Political Leaders Respond to the Return to Stormont

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.

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DUP Leadership Conditionally Agree to Re-enter Government in the North of Ireland

In the early hours of the morning the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Jeffrey Donaldson indicated that his party would end their blockade of government contingent on the British Government honoring commitments in an as yet unseen deal.

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Unanimous Dáil support for Sinn Féin motion to join ICJ case against Israel would send huge message to the world from Ireland – Matt Carthy TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Matt Carthy TD, has called on all TDs, including government representatives, to back Sinn Féin’s motion which would mandate Ireland to support the case by South Africa against Israel under the Genocide Convention.

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Indecision, high farce, and inaction

At times politics in Ireland is marked by moments of tension, high drama, and decisive action. Last week was the opposite. We got indecision, high farce, and inaction.

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Ireland must now join South Africa in case against Israel – Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has welcomed the significant and decisive judgement from the International Court of Justice and said the only way for the order of the court to be fulfilled is through a full, immediate and permanent ceasefire.

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Irish America building momentum for Unity

In April 2023 hundreds of Irish Americans, Irish expats, and supporters of the Irish Peace Process gathered for an event in New York City at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Many more joined online from all over the country.

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DUP ‘merry go round’ of delay has run its course – Kearney

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has said reports that the British Government do not want to diverge from EU laws is another indication of the Tories’ failed reckless Brexit agenda.

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Workers paying the price for one party’s failure to take action – Kearney

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has said public sector workers are entitled to and deserve fair pay now, and are paying the price for one party’s ‘inaction’ and ‘indecisiveness’.

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Decision time for the DUP, public want action and positive leadership – O’Neill

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has said it is decision time for the DUP and that the public demand action.

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In the hands of the people

I once became friends with a novice Buddhist monk in Australia. We would meet at a meditation class and afterward would grab a cup of tea. His family had emigrated from Ireland. He wanted to know about Ireland and I wanted to know about his journey.

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Finucane welcomes launch of interstate case against ‘shameful’ Legacy Act

John Finucane MP has welcomed the launch of the Irish Government’s interstate case against the British government’s Legacy Act.

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Full remarks by Michelle O’Neill to Assembly sitting

We meet in a last-ditch attempt to elect a Speaker, and to form an Executive. We do so as the DUP continue their boycott, refusing to do their jobs. For two years now we have been told that the basis of their boycott is in opposition to the Brexit Protocol.