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A Letter from Ireland a Chara, The Navy has shipped out. The Notre Dame leprechaun, his lucky charms intact, has left. That was a weekend and a bit. On Thursday, over 200 Representatives from forty four States traveled to Parliament Buildings at Stormont, just outside Belfast. There they met with the five largest parties who […]

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Féile an Phobail – An Overview, Part 2

Part 2 – A snapshot of some other events at Féile which were relevant to the Unity debate. By Gerry Adams IRELAND’S FUTURE There was standing room only for the first discussion at Féile which saw Ireland’s Future outline their roadmap to a Border Poll 2030. The process of change is now underway which has […]


US Senators Murphy & Coons visit Ireland, discuss Legacy legislation & blocking of Assembly

Senator Chris Coons and Senator Chris Murphy recently led a Congressional Delegation on a trip to Ireland. They expressed deep concern about the DUP’s continued blocking of government formation in the North of Ireland. Senator Murphy and Senator Coons stressed that peace and justice in Northern Ireland is of paramount importance in maintaining the ‘Special […]

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Féile an Phobail – an overview by Gerry Adams

Part 1: “Change is underway. Let’s be active in shaping and deepening that change. It’s time to get involved.” by Gerry Adams I had the privilege of attending many of the debates and discussions which are a unique and vital part of Féile an Phobail. I want to touch briefly on the remarks made by […]


Prospect for new government grows as support builds for real change – O’Neil

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill said on Sunday that her party wants to lead government north and south and that “as support for our programme of change continues to build, there now exists the prospect of a new government without Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for the first time in one hundred years”. And […]


A Fighting Irish Homecoming

A Letter from Ireland A Chara, Céad míle fáilte. Over fifty thousand fans will descend on the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Norte Dame v Navy game this Saturday. The town is buzzing. This event is bigger than a game. It is a homecoming for fans of the “Fighting Irish”. Despite the passing of […]


Kathleen Funchion, TD to American political leaders in the Dáil: “Push for Stormont reinstatement”

Sinn Fein TD, Kathleen Funcion addressed a meeting at the Dáil today, welcoming a bipartisan group of hundreds of United States Congressional and State Representatives. She welcomed everyone to the chamber and reminded the gathering of the urgency of reinstating the Stormont executive. She said, “We must continue to push for the Stormont executive to […]


Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement writes to PM Sunak

The Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement, a bi-partisan group of more than 80 members that includes six former ambassadors and two former special presidential envoys, wrote to British Prime Minister this week, urging him to scrap the Legacy legislation. Signed by Co-Chairs of the Committee, Congressman James Walsh & Congressman Bruce […]


More than 200 U.S. State Representatives visit Stormont

More than 200 State Representatives from 44 states from visited Stormont this morning, where they met with representatives of the five largest political parties. Conor Murphy MLA represented Sinn Féin and discussed how Irish America, State governments, the US Congress, and the Biden Administraion are working to safeguard the Good Friday Agreement and prevent a […]


Australian Labor Party passes motion in support of Irish Unity as international support grows

From bipartisan support at every level of American government to a recent Cross Canada Irish Unity Roadshow, international support for Irish Unity continues to grow. On a recent trip to Australia, the Australian Labor Party adopted a resolution supporting a referendum on Irish Unity. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Matt Carthy TD, welcomed the […]


Parties that support Irish Unity out-polling those that do not

Polling data was released last night that shows that parties that support Irish Unity have more support than parties that do not. Additionally, First Minister Elect, Michelle O’Neill, is the only party leader in the North with a positive response. You can learn more about the results and polls in the story published by the […]


The British Government: beyond shame

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, The British Government appoints a Secretary of State to “govern” the North of Ireland. I say appoints as none have a mandate in the North. The incumbent is Chris Heaton-Harris elected by the good people of Daventry (you will have to Google it). Mr. Heaton-Harris is the latest in […]


A restored Executive is urgently needed to stand up for people and public services – Kearney

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney has called for the urgent restoration of a properly resourced, power sharing Executive to stand up for workers, families and public services. The South Antrim MLA said, “Tory policy has turned the north into an economic and political backwater. Low wages and precarious work are structural characteristics of the north’s economy. […]


British Gov replies to Irish American Unity Conference: We Will Not Countenance Joint Authority

The President of the Irish American Unity Conference, Peter Kissel, wrote a letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, MP on June 29th, in which Mr. Kissel called on British Government to “abide by democratic principles.” The letter, which can be read here, called on the British Government to: Lord Caine, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State […]


A Republic For All

By Declan Kearny The eighth of August past marked the 42nd anniversary of IRA Volunteer Thomas McElwee‘s death on hunger strike in Long Kesh. I was proud to join his family, friends and comrades in Bellaghy, County Derry, last Sunday and be asked to share some reflections during the dignified, annual wreath laying ceremony at […]


‘I will not be intimidated by dissident threat’ – Gerry Kelly

North Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has bluntly told dissidents that he will not be intimidated by their threat to him as part of the leaked PSNI documents along with a photo of Gerry were pasted on the Falls Rd library at Sevastopol Street.


United in music and lost in the tunes

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, I have a confession to make. Last week and most of this week I’ve been in Belfast working and attending events as part of Féile an Phobail. But I also see other festivals. At the weekend I sneaked out of Belfast and headed down to Waterford for the All […]


Bipartisan group of US Representatives write to British Gov leaders: Withdraw Legacy Legislation

A bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives sent letters to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Steven Baker MP, and Karen Pierce, British Ambassador to the United States, and CC’d Prime Minster Rishi Sunak. The letters were signed by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick of PA, William Keating of […]


Ruling on fresh inquests into Mid Ulster murders ‘welcome’ – O’Neill

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill has said news that fresh inquests will be held into the murder of five men by the UVF is a positive step in the campaign for truth and justice. Michelle O’Neill said, “I welcome the Attorney General’s announcement of fresh inquests into the murders of Sean Anderson, Thomas Armstrong, […]


New inquests into Mid-Ulster murders – further evidence British gov should scrap flawed legacy bill

Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has welcomed news that fresh inquests are to be held into the UVF murders of five Catholic men in Mid-Ulster more than 30 years ago. Speaking after a ruling by the Attorney General today, the Mid Ulster MP said, “Today’s announcement that new inquests will finally be held into the […]


Reflecting on the power of the Labor Movement

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, We seldom take a step back, listen, and reflect. Yes, we think of the immediate challenges and the work at hand, but we don’t take enough time to reflect. Terry O’Sullivan, General President Emeritus of LiUNA was in Ireland this week. He met with Sinn Féin leaders, attended an […]