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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 […]

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Under the Shelter of Each Other

A Letter from The Road a Chara, n This is mostly a politics-free letter. Last Thursday I turned on my out-of-office notifications and headed out on holiday. I wanted to the use the opportunity to spend some time with family, meet up with friends, and see parts of the US that I normally miss. The […]

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Sinn Féin’s 2023 Ard Fheis to take place in Athlone

Speaking in advance of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis being held in the Technological University of Shannon Campus in Athlone, County Westmeath on Friday 10th November and Saturday 11th November, Sinn Féin’s Deputy Dáil Leader Pearse Doherty TD has said, ”We are on the countdown to the next General Election and the Sinn Féin Ard […]

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Irish News reports MI5 withholds information from Sean Brown inquest

In Thursday’s Irish News, Connla Young reported: MI5 has made an application to withhold information from the inquest of murdered GAA official Sean Brown. An inquest review hearing on Thursday heard that a Northern Ireland Office (NIO) minister has now issued a Public Immunity Interest (PII) certificate in relation to material provided by The Security […]

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November Video Update

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Belfast women establish independent assembly to discuss Irish Unity

At last month’s Belfast Women’s Assembly, more than 120 women from across Belfast gathered to discuss the role of women in the new Ireland. At a follow-up meeting, it was determined that they would continue the work by creating an independent ‘Belfast Women’s Assembly’ structure, to follow up on the issues raised in the report […]

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Senator Paul Gavan calls on an taoiseach to establish a Citizens’ Assembly on our future

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan has responded to the Taoiseach’s remarks that a Citizens’ Assembly is not the only model available as a forum for inclusive dialogue on a new and united Ireland. Following the Taoiseach’s address in the Seanad last month, Senator Gavan said: “I asked the Taoiseach following his special address to the […]

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Where are you really from?

A Letter from Ireland a Chara, Ireland has been rain-soaked and weather-beaten this week. I take no pride in the fact that it was storm Ciarán that brought the worst of it. It was time to stay indoors. But what to do? Then I got a text from Gerry Adams recommending an RTE program called, […]

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Waterford has their say on Irish Unity

Sinn Féin Waterford TD David Cullinane has thanked all of those who participated in the Uniting Ireland conference that took place in the Tower Hotel on Thursday 12th October. The theme of the People’s Assembly was ‘The New Ireland is for Everyone – Have Your Say’ – and it was the ninth public event held […]

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The Night Before Halloween

On this day in 1921, four Republican women prisoners of war; Linda Kearns, Eithne Coyle, Mae Burke and Eileen Keogh escaped from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. A sympathetic guard enabled the women to make a wax-mould of the key needed for their escape. Communications were established with the IRA on the outside, signals agreed, and […]

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Majority Consent – That’s Democracy

A Letter from Ireland na Chara, A Junior Minister in the British Government, Steve Baker, floated the idea that a future referendum on Irish Unity would require of supermajority of 60% to pass. Mr. Baker qualified his comments, later saying that he was speaking in a personal capacity. However, this was no informal fireside chat […]

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Unprecedented global support for Irish Unity

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has said the reunification of Ireland will be a beacon for progressive movements throughout the world. The South Down MP addressed Dilemmas of Humanity Conference in Johannesburg where 500 members and leaders of social movements, political parties, and trade unions from more than 75 counties had gathered to chart out a […]

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Following in the footsteps of James Connolly, labor leaders host unity conference in Belfast

Labor leaders and activists from across Ireland met in Belfast this week to discuss the potential of Irish Unity. Organized by Trade Unionists for a New and United Ireland (TUNUI) the group, over two days in Belfast discussed the opportunities for Irish Unity and plans for constitutional change. The conference was a follow-up to a […]

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“We must work together in a new Assembly to seize this moment.” – O’Neill

Speaking this week ahead of meetings with a delegation of some of the world’s leading business people, Sinn Féin Vice President and First Minster Elect Michelle O’Neill said, “This is an enormous opportunity for us to attract major investment, create new jobs, and better the lives of workers, families and all our communities. “We must […]

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Belfast Women’s Assembly report launched by Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland

The report of the Belfast Women’s Assembly was launched this week by Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland. Held in the Europa Hotel on June 27th, Seanadóir Lynn Boylan introduced the fifth public event hosted by the Commission and its first Women’s Assembly sayin, “Partition has disadvantaged women all over Ireland. Women continue […]

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Other parliaments should follow Dáil lead to demand ceasefires in the Middle East – Matt Carthy TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Matt Carthy TD, has called on other parliaments to follow the lead of the Dáil in demanding immediate ceasefires in the Middle East. He said that the world must demand that Israel ends the siege and attacks on Gaza. Teachta Carthy said, “Sinn Féin have been engaging with humanitarian […]

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What might Protestants bring to the Irish reunification debate?

In an edition of the Irish news this month, Claire Mitchell reflected on a question she had been asked at a panel discussion at this year’s Féile an Phobail. The question, she felt, was ‘a game changer’. The audience member said they felt republicans didn’t know enough about Protestants and asked the panel to elaborate […]

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Kearney calls for immediate restoration of power sharing to maximise economic opportunities

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney called today for the immediate restoration of power sharing to maximise the economic opportunities of the Windsor Framework. Declan Kearney was speaking after a meeting with a delegation from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee during a visit to Stormont. The delegation was led by Chair of the Committee on […]

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Political drift can’t continue and democracy must be respected – O’Neill

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill said today that political drift in the north can’t be allowed to continue and the public should get the political leadership it demands and deserves. The Sinn Féin Leas-Uachtarán also said that the democratic outcome of the Assembly election must be respected and validated. Michelle O’ Neill said, “I want […]