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# Sinn Féin

October 2023
Sports Minister urges ‘proportionate’ response from Israel to ‘outrageous’ Hamas attack
‘Israel is entitled to defend itself, that’s clear. However, it has to be proportionate,’ said Thomas Byrne.
Just two properties acquired under Government scheme to keep renters in their homes
The cost rental tenant in situ scheme was introduced by the Government earlier this year.
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says a border poll is 'not even on the horizon'
Starmer said: ‘I don’t think we’re anywhere near that kind of question. It’s absolutely hypothetical.’
Michelle O’Neill says coming weeks are 'critical' in efforts to restore Stormont
Sinn Féin’s vice president said a pragmatic approach was required by all political parties to ‘get down to business’.
Mary Lou McDonald offers 'unreserved apology' to Máiría Cahill
The Sinn Fein leader says she wishes Cahill well.
USC cuts, a private jet tax and scrapping carbon tax increases included in SF alternative budget
Mary Lou McDonald says housing is her party’s number one priority.
September 2023
Michelle O'Neill calls for a plan from UK and Irish governments to restore Stormont Assembly
The DUP has been blocking powersharing for more than a year in protest at the internal UK trade barriers created by Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
Sinn Féin questions whether affordable housing target on track based on latest figures
The minister hopes that delivery will ramp up towards the end of the year.
Sinn Féin's new healthcare plan promises an ‘Irish NHS’ within two terms of government
The party is also promising to make digital transformation of Ireland’s health service a priority if they get into government.
Sinn Féin says government is 'out of touch' as party calls for mortgage interest relief
The party is calling for supports for mortgage holders who have faced steep increases in repayments over the last year.
Brian Rowan: The head of the new Troubles legacy body will have a mountain to climb
The former BBC correspondent looks at the UK’s legacy bill and meets ex-police commander Peter Sheridan of the new Commission for Investigations.
Sinn Féin makes gains in new poll, while government parties stay far behind
Sinn Féin’s gains come after a significant dip in the polls in June, when the party lost 5%.
Mary Lou McDonald says best government would be one 'without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'
Sinn Féin is holding its think-in in Dublin today to strategise ahead of the new Dáil term as elections loom.
Mary Lou and Leo kick off their think-ins this morning with housing high on agenda
This week ends how it started in the political world: with a lot of politicians thinking.
Criticism as buyers in new housing estate asked for extra €60k to finish homes
The buyers were asked for an extra €60,000 so that the developer could finish the homes.
Mary Lou McDonald opens up about having a hysterectomy over the summer
The Sinn Fein leader said she underwent surgery in June.
Mary Lou McDonald 'fully recovered' from surgery ahead of Sinn Féin think-in
The leader of the opposition underwent surgery in June, announcing she would be recovering for a few weeks.
Fianna Fáil needs to ask itself an uncomfortable question: can it do business with Sinn Féin?
If Micheál Martin sticks around, the party needs to prepare for all eventualities from the general election.
Eoin Ó Broin blasts Tánaiste's comment about young voters as 'ill-judged, patronising and insulting'
The Tánaiste today refused to retract comments he made yesterday about Sinn Féin “infecting” young voters.
Man (20s) arrested during protest at Waterford eviction on Saturday
Footage shared on social media on Saturday showed a protest at the eviction.
DUP submit no-confidence motion in PSNI chief
A High Court decision found that Byrne was not justified in discipling two officers after a Troubles commemoration in 2021
August 2023
PSNI chief constable says he won't resign following lengthy Policing Board meeting
It comes after a court quashed actions taken against two junior officers following a Troubles commemoration event at Sean Graham bookmakers in 2021.
DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says it's 'time for change' at top of PSNI following High Court ruling
PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne is meeting the Policing Board to discuss the latest controversy.
Judge quashes disciplinary decisions against PSNI officers following Sean Graham memorial arrest
Mr Justice Scoffield said action was taken to allay any threat of Sinn Féin abandoning support for the PSNI.
Brian Rowan: Does it really matter if Stormont returns when it has failed over and over?
The former BBC correspondent says Stormont for the sake of Stormont is not worth having.
PSNI chief confident information released in data breach is in hands of dissident republicans
A Sinn Féin MLA today said dissident republicans published redacted information from the data breach on the wall of a library in Belfast.
Sinn Fein inches further ahead of other parties in opinion poll
The August poll indicates that Fine Gael remain on 19% and Fianna Fail are on 18%.
Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin would need five years to tackle housing, but what is his plan?
Ó Broin said if he could not reduce homelessness in five years while Minister, he would have failed.
Government urged to extend school books grant to secondary schools
The move follows the publication of a Barnardos survey earlier today which found that 24% of secondary school parents had to take out a loan or borrow from friends to cover back to school costs.
Sinn Féin say mortgage interest relief for homeowners ‘can’t wait until Budget’
Opponents of mortgage interest relief argue that it is unequitable and favours homeowners at a time when renters are signficantly more exposed to high housing costs.
July 2023
Stephen Donnelly says speculation on cost of Children’s Hospital is ‘not helpful’
Donnelly said he believes Sinn Féin is “inadvertently” being used as “pawns” and that its members speculation on the cost of the NCH is not helpful.
Tánaiste concedes 'real difficulty' surrounding cost of National Children’s Hospital
Responding to a question in the Dáil, Micheál Martin said the last thing you should do with any public contract is “start putting costs out there”.
Varadkar says his comment about people refusing social housing was 'misrepresented'
The Taoiseach has come under fire for saying that lots of people in emergency accommodation “refuse multiple offers to go on social housing”.
Photo of Michelle O'Neill attached to loyalist bonfire in Co Tyrone
The bonfire is to be lit tonight at 10:30pm.
Government criticised for giving housing update during Tubridy hearings
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó’Broin has said the timing was “a cynical attempt to bury what is pretty bad news”.
Parents of children with learning disabilities slam Varadkar over 'slow learners' remark
One parent said Varadkar had allowed his hatred of Sinn Féin to cloud his judgment when he likened the party to ‘slow learners’ in a May interview.
June 2023
Mary Lou McDonald to be 'back in action in a number of weeks' after undergoing surgery
McDonald has revealed that she underwent surgery on Friday and that she is now ‘recovering well’.
Sinn Féin MP tells IRA commemoration that ‘right to remember’ dead must apply to everyone
John Finucane’s solicitor father Pat was gunned down by loyalist paramilitaries inside the family home in 1989.
Some Irish prisoners facing waits of over two years to access mental health treatments
Last year, the average time on a waiting list for mental health supports in the Training Unit was close to 900 days.
Tánaiste criticises Sinn Féin’s attendance at IRA commemoration event in south Armagh
Sinn Féin MP John Finucane is billed as the main speaker for the event in south Armagh, which will involve ‘music and kids entertainment’.