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# sinn-fein - Friday 29 April, 2022

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll

Apr 29th 2022, 12:53 PM 23,826 Views 30 Comments

The latest LucidTalk poll puts 26% of support for Sinn Féin, ahead of 20% for the DUP.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes
# Turf Ban Vote
# Turf Ban Vote

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes

Apr 27th 2022, 11:07 PM 51,777 Views 68 Comments

The votes were aimed at scrapping plans to restrict the sale of turf and cancel the carbon tax increase on 1 May.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ
# Courts
# Courts

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ

Apr 26th 2022, 12:04 PM 68,431 Views 0 Comments

Filings show that a case was lodged in the High Court yesterday.

# sinn-fein - Monday 18 April, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland

Apr 18th 2022, 10:56 AM 43,348 Views 111 Comments

McDonald was speaking during an Easter commemoration in Belfast to mark 106 years since the 1916 Rising.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 16 April, 2022

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?
# Ae 22
# Ae 22

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?

Apr 16th 2022, 8:01 AM 38,714 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections are on 5 May.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill

Apr 5th 2022, 1:54 PM 18,856 Views 21 Comments

The Sinn Fein Stormont leader said the day would come when people voted on reunification but she said her present focus was the cost-of-living crisis.

# sinn-fein - Monday 4 April, 2022

Sinn Féin widens gap on DUP in race to be Stormont’s largest party
# Ahead
# Ahead

Sinn Féin widens gap on DUP in race to be Stormont’s largest party

Apr 4th 2022, 8:23 AM 29,454 Views 49 Comments

There remain doubts whether a new powersharing executive can be formed after the May 5 Assembly election.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 19 March, 2022

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’

Mar 19th 2022, 6:25 PM 26,608 Views 50 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments as his party ratified their Assembly candidates for the election in May.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'
# Delete History
# Delete History

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'

Mar 15th 2022, 6:01 PM 27,365 Views 43 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has dismissed claims that it is an attempt to pivot her party’s position on Russia.

# sinn-fein - Monday 14 March, 2022

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 14th 2022, 11:57 PM 19,568 Views 39 Comments

McDonald says we shouldn’t underestimate the power of having the US on our side.

McDonald says deletion of statements on SF website not attempt to pivot position on Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

McDonald says deletion of statements on SF website not attempt to pivot position on Russia

Mar 14th 2022, 7:14 PM 41,757 Views 54 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader says some people may try and use the war in Ukraine to try and shift Ireland away from its neutrality policy.

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'

Mar 14th 2022, 3:36 PM 19,138 Views 59 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds
# Stormont
# Stormont

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds

Mar 10th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,530 Views 5 Comments

Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill described ‘a very forthright and very robust exchange’ at a meeting of party leaders on Thursday.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Cabinet will sign off on an emergency cut to excise duty on fuel tomorrow
# Petrol And Diesel
# Petrol And Diesel

Cabinet will sign off on an emergency cut to excise duty on fuel tomorrow

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 7:25 PM 62,827 Views 79 Comments

An incorporeal Cabinet meeting will be held in the morning.

# sinn-fein - Friday 25 February, 2022

Sinn Féin TD quits the party claiming she was subjected to 'psychological warfare'
# Violet Anne Wynne
# Violet Anne Wynne

Sinn Féin TD quits the party claiming she was subjected to 'psychological warfare'

Feb 25th 2022, 12:11 PM 37,279 Views 65 Comments

Violet-Anne Wynne alleged that a recent pregnancy was “a further stick to beat me with”.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

'Pathetic': Dáil takes a turn for the ugly as housing 'debate' gets dredged into history
# Across The Floor
# Across The Floor

'Pathetic': Dáil takes a turn for the ugly as housing 'debate' gets dredged into history

Feb 23rd 2022, 1:22 PM 42,022 Views 132 Comments

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil brought up events of the past.

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,304 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise
# Media Scrutiny
# Media Scrutiny

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 37,079 Views 78 Comments

Our columnist says SF may find recent media scrutiny tough, but it’s nothing compared to the questions they’ll face in government.

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 114,157 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Stormont cannot strike three-year budget amid current crisis, minister says
# Stormont Crisis
# Stormont Crisis

Stormont cannot strike three-year budget amid current crisis, minister says

Feb 15th 2022, 1:32 PM 6,084 Views 5 Comments

The draft budget had proposed a 10% cash increase to health spending.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 10 February, 2022

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,912 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
# Inflation
# Inflation

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,159 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

# sinn-fein - Friday 4 February, 2022

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 6:13 PM 37,489 Views 38 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Coveney says Foreign Affairs gathering was 'a serious mistake that shouldn't have happened'
# Champagne Gate
# Champagne Gate

Coveney says Foreign Affairs gathering was 'a serious mistake that shouldn't have happened'

Feb 1st 2022, 8:53 AM 20,769 Views 57 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the review of the gathering published last night is “insufficient” and called for an independent investigation.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald

Jan 23rd 2022, 5:01 PM 34,027 Views 108 Comments

The Sinn Fein President said a reported Government plan to appoint a panel of experts to assess the state’s handling of Covid was not sufficient.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules
# Hauliers
# Hauliers

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules

Jan 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 20,902 Views 30 Comments

“I am not aware of any scientific evidence that supports this move” a Sinn Féin spokesperson said.

# sinn-fein - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hammerson approved by Dublin City Council to redevelop  O'Connell and Moore Street
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

Hammerson approved by Dublin City Council to redevelop O'Connell and Moore Street

Jan 14th 2022, 1:16 PM 23,104 Views 19 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald and the grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly have criticised the planned development.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option
# New Poll
# New Poll

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option

Jan 9th 2022, 12:25 PM 36,698 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin is in the lead with 33% support, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 23% and 19% respectively.

# sinn-fein - Friday 7 January, 2022

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar
# Anglo Irish Treaty
# Anglo Irish Treaty

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar

Jan 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,730 Views 62 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will give a keynote speech today to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald

Jan 2nd 2022, 11:56 AM 30,302 Views 53 Comments

Campaigners, including Vicky Phelan, have called on Government to introduce laws to allow for medically assisted death.

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:10 AM 47,541 Views 174 Comments

Micheál Martin said he found it extraordinary that the party had been ‘silent’ on the Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

# sinn-fein - Monday 20 December, 2021

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists
# The Big Interview
# The Big Interview

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists

Dec 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,996 Views 94 Comments
  • The Sinn Féin leader has said her party is actively preparing for another general election.
  • McDonald says she doesn't think the use of statements like 'Tiocfaidh ár lá' puts people off voting for her party.
  • The government's handling of the pandemic has been "a mess" of late, she says.
Sinn Féin must tell voters about internal database, says data protection body
# Abu Database
# Abu Database

Sinn Féin must tell voters about internal database, says data protection body

Dec 20th 2021, 1:14 PM 26,462 Views 79 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said that the party should now “proactively” tell voters that the database exists.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald says she won't be asking Gerry Adams to apologise over Christmas video
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald says she won't be asking Gerry Adams to apologise over Christmas video

Dec 16th 2021, 4:19 PM 48,166 Views 91 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said there was nothing “malicious” behind the video which was part of a fundraising campaign for Foyle Rescue.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial
# High Court
# High Court

Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial

Dec 14th 2021, 7:41 PM 14,764 Views 0 Comments

The BBC denies defamation.

# sinn-fein - Monday 13 December, 2021

Man arrested over 1991 murder of Sinn Féin councillor in Donegal is released
# Eddie Fullerton
# Eddie Fullerton

Man arrested over 1991 murder of Sinn Féin councillor in Donegal is released

Updated Dec 13th 2021, 9:24 AM 25,158 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Fullerton was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries at his home in Buncrana in May 1991.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Harris says next election result is not inevitable as poll shows SF 15 points clear of FF, FG
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Harris says next election result is not inevitable as poll shows SF 15 points clear of FF, FG

Dec 12th 2021, 1:30 PM 24,054 Views 83 Comments

A recent opinion poll put Sinn Féin as the most popular party in the country.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Sinn Féin and Labour accuse Government of failing to prepare health system for Covid-19 surge
# Ill-prepared
# Ill-prepared

Sinn Féin and Labour accuse Government of failing to prepare health system for Covid-19 surge

Nov 23rd 2021, 5:08 PM 19,263 Views 72 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has defended the efforts of the Government to bolster intensive care beds, promising 340 by the end of 2022.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
# PUP
# PUP

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments

Nov 17th 2021, 7:41 AM 35,746 Views 98 Comments

Cuts to the PUP took effect yesterday as the government announced new Covid-19 restrictions.

# sinn-fein - Monday 15 November, 2021

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings

Nov 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,440 Views 22 Comments
  • ICTU general secretary says higher PUP rate highlight paltry nature of Jobseeker's Benefit, Ian Curran writes.
  • Calls to move to European-style system, where welfare benefits are based on a percentage of past earnings.
  • Irish flat-rate system dates back to period before independence.