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“A Léargas Book Launch celebrating the life of Rita O’Hare”

“A Léargas Book Launch celebrating the life of Rita O’Hare” Thursday, August 3rd – 1:00 pm Belfast/8:00 am ET/5:00 am PT – Aras Uí Chonghaile will host: ‘An Bhean Dhearg: A Tribute to Rita O’Hare’ We will share a link for streaming via email. If you are not already on our email list, you can […]

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The People’s Festival

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, It’s summer in Ireland, not that you could guess by looking out the window. After a dry and sunny June, we are experiencing a very wet July. But that will not dampen our spirits. We just add a waterproof layer. This time of the year, all roads lead to […]

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Registration Now Open for 3rd Annual NYC Chieftain’s Walk – Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual NYC Chieftain’s Walk being held on September 17th. The walk will begin at the Irish Hunger Memorial at North End Ave &, Vesey St. You can register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2023/78310/2023-martin-mcguinness-chieftains-walk-nyc/fundraising-organization/47380 It is a beautiful day to get out for a walk and raise money for a good cause. […]

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British travel scheme will hit all-Ireland tourism and jobs – Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin’s Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile said today that the British government’s planned introduction of electronic travel authorisation (ETA) requirements will harm all Ireland tourism. He was speaking after British minister Robert Jenrick rejected calls which would have enabled tourists to travel north south without the ETA. Sinn Féin’s Leader in the Seanad, said: “The […]

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A restored Executive is urgently needed

by Declan Kearney The Tory government’s announcement of a pay offer to public sector staff in Britain leaves workers in the six counties in limbo. Public sector pay here lags far behind wage levels in Britain, and in the south of Ireland. Our teachers and health care workers, to take two examples, are being paid […]

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Discussions on economic performance ‘key in preparing for unity referendum’ – Rose Conway Walsh

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Public Expenditure, Rose Conway Walsh TD, has highlighted the importance of discussions around the broad economic performance of Ireland’s economies – South and North, in preparation for a referendum on Irish unity. Speaking following a meeting of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, Teachta Walsh said: “I welcome the discussion arising out […]

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A Letter from America

New Executive Director for Friends of Sinn Féin USA a Chairde‎, Ciarán is away from the office for a few days searching for a little sunshine, hopefully digging through crates of vinyl records, and figuring out how to make the GAAGO app work. My name is Greg O’Loughlin, and starting on August 1st, I’ll be […]

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Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland Host People’s Assemblies across Ireland

Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland has been hosting People’s Assemblies all over the island of Ireland. The gatherings provide people to have their say on Irish Unity and the future of Ireland. All are welcome at these facilitated conversations. In recent months, Assemblies have been held in Down, Armagh, and Louth, Belfast, […]

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Now is the time to discuss & plan what a new, united Ireland would look like – Rose Conway Walsh, TD

Rose Conway Walsh, TD for Mayo and Spokesperson Public Expenditure, National Development Plan, and Reform spoke at the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. She said, “When a referendum is called, it is too late to have the discussion, and then you have a panicked discussion, and you could end up […]

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Cruel and callous legacy bill will prolong the cover-ups – Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said the British government should end the fiction that its cruel and callous legacy bill does anything to promote reconciliation. Speaking after British Secretary of State Chris Heaton Harris said the Tory government will proceed with the fundamentally flawed bill, Gerry Kelly said, “The British Government, should scrap its […]

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Twelfth of July

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, In the North of Ireland, July 12th and 13th are public holidays to facilitate Orange Order marches. An Irish Government TD suggested that this should be extended to the rest of Ireland. I doubt that he knows his history or lived through a marching season. The Orange Order was […]

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A United Ireland Still Lies Ahead – Niall O’Dowd

On Wed, July 5, 2023, the Irish Voice newspaper, in New York, went to print for the last time. Founded 36 years ago by Niall O’Dowd and edited by Debbie McGoldrick the community’s beloved source for Irish news will be sadly missed. Well done and well said Niall O’Dowd and all at Irish Central. This […]

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Irish American Unity Conference Calls on British Government to “Abide By Democratic Principles”

The Irish American Unity Conference has written to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to endure those bereaved in the conflict have access to justice, North/South progressed and the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement re-established. The IAUC, a non-sectarian human rights organization, closely monitors the continuing denial of fundamental civil rights to UK citizens living […]

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Offensive Bonfires Condemned

Taylor McGrann is a recently elected Sinn Féin Councillor Last night Unionists set fire to bonfires across the North of Ireland. This annual event precedes the largest day of marching by the Orange Order. While some events are peaceful and respectful many more are unregulated, sectarian, offensive, and cause hundreds of thousands of pounds worth […]

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Irish Government Failing to Plan, Prepare or Persuade for Irish Unity

There is currently ongoing research into the question of Irish Unity by ARINS – which is a joint research project of the Royal Irish Academy and the Keough-Naughton Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In an article recently published in the Irish Times researchers from the project wrote, “While the results […]

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President Biden Raises Good Friday Agreement with British Prime Minister

President Biden today met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Downing Street, London. First Minister Elect Michelle O’Neill welcomed the continued support from President Biden for the Good Friday Agreement and progress in Ireland. Michelle O’Neill said: “It is clear that the issue of Ireland, and a better future for people here, remains high […]

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July Video Update

Sinn Féin Representative to North America gives us an update about Legacy legislation, upcoming elections, the Assembly and more. You can contact your US Senators and Representatives right here: https://ujoin.co/pubsego?id=94 Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter here: https://www.friendsofsinnfein.com/general-8 Find and follow us on all of our social media accounts here: https://linktr.ee/friendsofsinnfeinusa

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Recognise the heroes in your life

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, They say you should never meet your heroes, but I meet my heroes every day. Ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Some are well known, many are not. They stood in the face of adversity, persisted, and made a difference. n This week I travelled to Belfast with […]

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Special Podcast Episode – Rose Conway Walsh TD & Danny O’Connell

Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Rose Conway Walsh recently visited Cincinnati, OH where she delivered the keynote address at the Ohio State AOH/LAOH Convention. After a weekend of meeting with members of the LAOH and the AOH as well as briefing their Freedom For All Ireland committees, she sat down for a conversation with Danny […]