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# sinn-fein - August August 2022

'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration
# Housing
# Housing

'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration

Aug 26th 2022, 4:55 PM 45,522 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Guirke was warned that any future lapses ‘will result in disciplinary action from the party’.

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year

Aug 25th 2022, 12:56 PM 10,003 Views 13 Comments

The funding is non-electoral and is an administrative allowance.

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement
# The Fall Of Troy
# The Fall Of Troy

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement

Aug 25th 2022, 9:08 AM 26,124 Views 108 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said Robert Troy’s resignation was “inevitable”.

TDs call on Ministers to reverse opposition to public transport Gardaí
# Assault
# Assault

TDs call on Ministers to reverse opposition to public transport Gardaí

Aug 16th 2022, 7:54 PM 28,225 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Green Party TDs have urged ministers to reconsider their opposition to the idea.

Arthur Griffith remembered in Leinster House following criticism of a lack of State commemoration
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Arthur Griffith remembered in Leinster House following criticism of a lack of State commemoration

Aug 12th 2022, 1:18 PM 10,869 Views 14 Comments

A ceremony took place in Leinster House following criticism about the lack of a State commemoration.

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach

Aug 5th 2022, 5:25 PM 21,717 Views 87 Comments

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said this week that there was no alternative to violence during the Troubles.

Ethics watchdog rules out overhauling guidelines for political parties
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ethics watchdog rules out overhauling guidelines for political parties

Aug 2nd 2022, 6:09 PM 9,392 Views 15 Comments

The review came after concerns were raised about Irish political parties who work and contest elections in multiple jurisdictions.

# sinn-fein - July July 2022

SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled

Jul 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,533 Views 9 Comments

Elected parties have yet to form an Executive since the election in May.

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month
# Pension
# Pension

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month

Updated Jul 23rd 2022, 2:28 PM 19,091 Views 28 Comments

It’s at odds with the recommendations of the Pension Commission report published last October.

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
# Australia Trip
# Australia Trip

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 20,696 Views 36 Comments

McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.

Sinn Féin calls for President to reject Electoral Reform Bill after EU concerns
# Electoral Reform Bill
# Electoral Reform Bill

Sinn Féin calls for President to reject Electoral Reform Bill after EU concerns

Jul 21st 2022, 6:46 PM 28,866 Views 15 Comments

The Commission has set the Irish Government a deadline of 5 August to respond to the issues with the legislation.

McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message
# Mary Lou In Oz
# Mary Lou In Oz

McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message

Jul 21st 2022, 5:20 PM 47,555 Views 85 Comments

The SF leader said the event, organised by a business group and TCD Alumni, is not a party event.

McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'
# We Need You
# We Need You

McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'

Jul 20th 2022, 2:07 PM 40,576 Views 99 Comments

McDonald said a referendum on Irish unity will take place in this decade.

O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont

Jul 16th 2022, 5:53 PM 16,649 Views 21 Comments

The Sinn Fein vice president will travel to the US on Monday for a series of meetings with Congressional members and Irish American leaders.

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity
# Support Drop
# Support Drop

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity

Jul 14th 2022, 9:15 AM 23,815 Views 143 Comments

The drop in support will be concerning to Fine Gael, who fall to their lowest level of support since 1994.

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66
# Dail Motion
# Dail Motion

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66

Updated Jul 12th 2022, 9:55 PM 82,124 Views 213 Comments
  • The Government was expected to survive the motion despite having lost its Dáil majority.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin accused Sinn Féin of cynical politics, populism and "whataboutery".
  • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the Government is "out of touch, clearly out of ideas and now out of time".
Michelle O’Neill calls for rainbow of cultures as she attends Eid celebration
# Eid Celebrations
# Eid Celebrations

Michelle O’Neill calls for rainbow of cultures as she attends Eid celebration

Jul 9th 2022, 1:42 PM 18,962 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president joined members of the Islamic community for the largest open air Eid event ever organised in the North.

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government
# No-confidence Vote
# No-confidence Vote

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 3:15 PM 29,109 Views 81 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he would welcome the chance to prove the Government has a working majority.

Sinn Féin tables proposals to cut cost of childcare by two thirds
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Sinn Féin tables proposals to cut cost of childcare by two thirds

Jul 7th 2022, 5:03 PM 16,005 Views 67 Comments

The party launched their childcare policy this afternoon.

Sinn Féin considering motion of no confidence in government
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin considering motion of no confidence in government

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 3:38 PM 33,938 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that he welcomes the opportunity to prove the Government has a working majority.

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
# Down Under
# Down Under

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 10:15 PM 71,355 Views 168 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.

# sinn-fein - June June 2022

Cork woman jailed for campaign of harrassment against former TD and community activist
# Cork
# Cork

Cork woman jailed for campaign of harrassment against former TD and community activist

Jun 27th 2022, 3:21 PM 19,134 Views 0 Comments

Sonya Egan of The Lawn, Lios Cara, Killeens, Co Cork sent thousands of emails to former Cork North Central Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien.

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 7:58 PM 30,093 Views 37 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

Airbnb call on government to create register of landlords to avoid unregistered hosts
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Airbnb call on government to create register of landlords to avoid unregistered hosts

Jun 20th 2022, 3:28 PM 14,184 Views 18 Comments

Controversy around the site’s effect on the rental market has been growing.

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator
# Dail Spat
# Dail Spat

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator

Jun 17th 2022, 3:36 PM 63,182 Views 116 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane said words said in the Dáil can target and impact communities.

Sinn Féin publish Disability Allowance amendment to extend payment following death of a child
# Disability Allowance
# Disability Allowance

Sinn Féin publish Disability Allowance amendment to extend payment following death of a child

Jun 15th 2022, 9:48 PM 19,919 Views 38 Comments

It comes after a carer received a letter seeking repayment of the allowance due to it being claimed after her disabled son died.

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
# The Journal Live
# The Journal Live

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe

Jun 15th 2022, 8:15 PM 5,793 Views 3 Comments

Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
# Barely Getting By
# Barely Getting By

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday

Jun 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 18,075 Views 41 Comments

The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,699 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

'Cost is not an issue, it's availability': TD Violet-Anne Wynne on housing
# Housing
# Housing

'Cost is not an issue, it's availability': TD Violet-Anne Wynne on housing

Jun 8th 2022, 7:54 PM 38,292 Views 46 Comments

Her claim comes weeks after a member of the Oireachtas admitted to sleeping in his car due to inadequate accommodation near Dublin.

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless
# Housing
# Housing

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless

Jun 7th 2022, 7:25 PM 79,982 Views 17 Comments

Wynne left Sinn Féin earlier this year.

# sinn-fein - May May 2022

Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected

May 30th 2022, 4:24 PM 11,565 Views 6 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was speaking after the DUP blocked the election of a new speaker for the second time.

Sinn Fein remains most popular political party, says latest poll
# Poll
# Poll

Sinn Fein remains most popular political party, says latest poll

May 29th 2022, 1:30 PM 20,242 Views 79 Comments

Fine Gael found its support dropping to 20%, while Fianna Fail dropped by a point to 15%.

Michelle O'Neill says she isn't 'too hung up' on what she calls Northern Ireland
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Michelle O'Neill says she isn't 'too hung up' on what she calls Northern Ireland

May 24th 2022, 1:33 PM 19,406 Views 18 Comments

The first minister designate of Northern Ireland said that people should be “bit relaxed about those things”.

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters
# Courts
# Courts

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters

May 23rd 2022, 4:22 PM 40,685 Views 0 Comments

Sean Fitzgerald, 34, of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, pleaded not guilty to the robbery but was convicted.

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,616 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

Court hears how woman harassed a former Sinn Féin TD
# Court
# Court

Court hears how woman harassed a former Sinn Féin TD

May 19th 2022, 4:30 PM 14,368 Views 0 Comments

The accused sent thousands of emails to former Cork North Central Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien.

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,712 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

Exiting Ulster Bank gives customers six-month 'deadline' to repay their overdrafts
# The Banks
# The Banks

Exiting Ulster Bank gives customers six-month 'deadline' to repay their overdrafts

May 18th 2022, 4:25 PM 39,499 Views 28 Comments

But bank officials said the lender will remain flexible and urged customers having difficulties to come forward immediately.

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,420 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.