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Sinn Féin member and five IRA Volunteers killed

First published - 10 December 2009

THE month between 16 November and 17 December 1984 saw the deaths of a Sinn Féin member at the hands of unionist gunmen and of five IRA Volunteers in action against the British crown forces in Counties Antrim, Fermanagh, Derry and Armagh. ...

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Sinn Féin lay out the human cost of the housing crisis

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has published a document comprising real-life submissions from people impacted by the housing crisis. Deputy McDonald published a video on her social media accounts last week calling on people to share their lived experiences of the housing ...

2019-12-11 18:28 open_in_new
A deal to re-establish the north's political institutions is possible - Mary Lou McDonald

On the 16th December, talks to re-establish the north’s political institutions resume and these talks must conclude by the 13th January at the latest. 

Sinn Féin have made preparations, we have been in direct contact with both governments and our negotiators stand ready to engage in ...

2019-12-07 14:43 open_in_new
Sinn Féin MPs ranked among best performing

Sinn Féin MPs have been named as among the best performing members of parliament in the first 'People Power' index compiled by one of the world's leading survey sites. 

West Belfast's Paul Maskey was ranked as the best performing of the north's MPs while Elisha McCallion, who is seeking ...

2019-12-04 20:34 open_in_new
Fianna Fáil keep Housing Minister in job as homelessness hits record high

FIANNA Fáil's decision to abstain on a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy was enough to keep the embattled Housing Minister in his position.

Tuesday's vote came as new figures released from the Department of Housing show that homelessness has reached record highs across the State, ...

2019-12-04 13:13 open_in_new
Standing up for Newry & Armagh - Mickey Brady for MP

There are serious issues facing us in this election. 

Our health service is at breaking point, the Tories and DUP have conspired to inflict the most savage cuts to public services in a generation and the planet is facing a climate catastrophe that requires all of us to act.

These ...

2019-12-04 12:10 open_in_new
Why a referendum on Irish unity within the next five years is essential

OVER the coming years, as we approach the centenary of the partition of our country, we have big questions to ask ourselves as a nation; principle among them being: ‘has partition served us well?’

The vast majority of impartial observers would, I have no doubt, conclude that it has ...

2019-12-03 18:19 open_in_new
Comharthaíocht Dhátheangach / Bilingual Signage at QUB - Eoghan Ó Garmaile

Tá bliain chinniúnach romhainn anseo in Ollscoil na Banríona ó thaobh cearta teanga de, go háirithe i leith chomharthaíocht dhátheangach.  Ach ní gan dua a tharla seo.  D’ainneoin gur tháinig dlús lenár bhfeachtas sa Chumann Gaelach le cúpla bliain anuas, is féidir a rá gur ...

2019-12-03 15:10 open_in_new
Fianna Fáil shock at Sinn Féin victory: “We thought we had them stamped out”

A FIANNA Fáil TD has expressed his party's shock at the by-election victory of Sinn Féin's Mark Ward in Dublin Mid-West at the weekend.

The unnamed TD was speaking to Irish Independent political correspondent Hugh O'Connell shortly after the result, telling him:

“We thought we ...

2019-12-02 16:04 open_in_new