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Dialogue must be concluded within days and Executive immediately restored – Michelle O’Neill

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has said Sinn Féin will attend the political roundtable meeting, but said dialogue must be concluded within days and the institutions immediately restored. Michelle O’Neill said, “I wrote to the British Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris last Friday emphasising the gravity of the current situation and the imperative for him […]

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A nation of céad míle fáilte

Ireland Is Not Full A Letter from Ireland a Chara, I was driving back from Belfast when I heard the news of a knife attack in Dublin that left three children and a teacher injured. By the time I got home, there were reports of disturbances in Dublin City Centre. A racists fringe had tried […]

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‘Progress and timely action required to restore Executive’ – McDonald

Speaking in Dublin as the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference met, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD says it is clear that it is decision time and that public patience has run out with the endless two-way negotiation between the DUP and the British Government. Ms. McDonald said, “There is now an onus on Jeffrey Donaldson […]

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Shane MacGowan: “A poet, a dreamer, a dedicated Republican, and a proud Irishman.”

News of the death of Shane MacGowan, one of Ireland’s most beloved singers, has brought tributes and memories from around the world. The singer for the Pogues, and later the Popes, and an artistic collaborator with the likes of Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Sinéad O’Connor, and many others, he was a singular poet, […]

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Irish Unity is the very best opportunity for the future

The Ard Fheis was hosted this month in the Technological University of Shannon Campus in Athlone, County Westmeath. Party leadership set out the type of change that a Sinn Féin government will deliver if the people give us that opportunity in the next election. The theme of the Ard Fheis was all about the future, […]

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“Worker’s solidarity demonstration showed the best of Dublin,” Louise O’Reilly TD

Speaking after today’s solidarity demonstration by workers and the ICTU on O’Connell Street, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, Louise O’Reilly TD, said the demonstration sent a message of sympathy and support to the victims of last week’s horrific knife attack, and also denounced the violence and riotous behaviour witnessed on the streets […]

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High Hopes

A Letter from Ireland a Chairde, I like the idea of Thanksgiving although I’m not a fan of Turkey (or links to early colonialism). It is not something that we celebrate in Ireland, but we should. Taking a day to be thankful for all that we have is a good thing. Reflecting on what is […]

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Mary Lou McDonald TD responds to yesterday’s attacks and riots in Dublin city centre

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD, speaking from her Dublin Central constituency today, has said, “Friends, this community, city and country is numbed by shock, overwhelmed with sadness by the appalling events we witnessed in the centre of our capital city yesterday. “I know the school community of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire very well. It […]

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Racist Mob Riots in Dublin.

It has been a traumatic twenty-four hours in Dublin. Yesterday afternoon a man attacked a group of children with a knife injuring three and a teacher. The suspect is under guard in hospital; is believed to be in his late 40s and is a naturalized Irish citizen. The police are examining a motive for the […]

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Mary Lou McDonald TD responds to yesterday’s attacks and riots in Dublin city centre

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD, speaking from her Dublin Central constituency today, has said, “Friends, this community, city and country is numbed by shock, overwhelmed with sadness by the appalling events we witnessed in the centre of our capital city yesterday. “I know the school community of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire very well. It […]

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Racist Mob Riots in Dublin.

It has been a traumatic twenty-four hours in Dublin. Yesterday afternoon a man attacked a group of children with a knife injuring three and a teacher. The suspect is under guard in hospital; is believed to be in his late 40s and is a naturalized Irish citizen. The police are examining a motive for the […]

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Families challenge British government’s ‘Bill of Shame’ in court and outside

As families from South Down go into court to challenge the British governments ‘Bill of Shame’ activists from the campaigning group ‘Time for Truth’ protest outside in support and call on the Irish government to take action against Britain’s attempt to cover up their dirty war in Ireland.

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Irish government must take interstate case against ‘cynical & cruel’ Legacy Act – Finucane

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has said the Irish government must take an interstate case against the British government’s shameful Legacy Act. Speaking as families today launch legal action against the Act, the North Belfast MP said, “I support the families taking to the courts today to challenge the British government’s cynical and cruel Legacy […]

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Hazzard calls for interstate case against Legacy Act after murder appeal

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has called on the Irish government to pursue an interstate case against the British government’s Legacy Act following an appeal by the PSNI for information into the murder of Peter McCormack in 1992. The South Down MP said, “Last year’s ruling from Justice Humpreys was a watershed moment for families […]

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We will prevail

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, By the time you read this and all being well, I will be back in Ireland. It was a great trip, and I got to see parts of America that I normally fly over. Now it’s back to reality. The political process in the North and our peace agreements […]

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Finucane calls on Irish government to take interstate case against shameful Legacy Act

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has called on the Irish government to take an interstate case against the British government over their cynical and callous Legacy Act. John Finucane said, “The British government’s Legacy Act is a cynical and callous attempt to block victims and families from ever getting justice through the courts and to […]

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Michelle O’Neill: “I stand ready to lead an Assembly and Executive as a First Minister for All”

At the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone last weekend, Sinn Féin Vice President and First Minister Elect Michell O’Neill addressed the crowd, saying,”I stand ready to lead an Assembly and Executive as a First Minister for All. “I am determined to fully and fairly represent every, every family and every community. “To ensure […]

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Legacy Act: Police Ombudsman delivers devastating blow to hundreds of families

Investigations into the killings of their family members during the Troubles will no longer continue. The Office of the Police Ombudsman delivered 26 letters to the offices of Relatives for Justice which were addressed to 26 families supported by Relatives for Justice. According to a report by ITV News, these letters were part of hundreds […]

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Mary Lou McDonald’s Presidential Address to the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald delivered addressed the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone this weekend. Her address can be read below in full: Friends, We gather in Athlone, our sights set on building a future where workers, families and communities come first. Restoring the promise that if you work hard, you can […]

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Michelle O’Neill’s address at the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone

Sinn Féin Vice-President Michelle O’Neill addressed the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone this weekend. Her address can be read below in full: Fáilte romhaibh uilig a chairde,nnIt’s great to have you all here tonight for the opening of the Sinn Féin Ard Fhéis 2023 here in beautiful Athlone.nnI want to begin by expressing […]

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Pearse Doherty’s address at the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance and TD for Donegal, Pearse Doherty, addressed the 2023 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone this weekend. His address can be read below in full: A chairde, The first thing I want to say tonight is thank you. To you – our party members. You are the engine room of […]