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# 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.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls
# Political Poll
# Political Poll

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls

Nov 14th 2021, 1:31 PM 55,480 Views 176 Comments

Fine Gael are unchanged and support for Fianna Fáil has dropped by three points.

# sinn-fein - Monday 8 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'

Nov 8th 2021, 6:52 PM 44,958 Views 60 Comments

A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 7 November, 2021

UK playing ‘very dangerous game’ with Article 16 threat, Mary Lou McDonald says
# Article 16
# Article 16

UK playing ‘very dangerous game’ with Article 16 threat, Mary Lou McDonald says

Nov 7th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,124 Views 26 Comments

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said suspending the Northern Ireland Protocol could endanger the entire withdrawal agreement.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 30 October, 2021

‘Do they want a solution at all?’: O’Neill questions the UK’s red lines on NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Do they want a solution at all?’: O’Neill questions the UK’s red lines on NI Protocol

Oct 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 19,231 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin is ready to fight the Assembly election next May, or sooner, she said.

# sinn-fein - Friday 29 October, 2021

Sinn Féin to debate ending total opposition to Special Criminal Court
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin to debate ending total opposition to Special Criminal Court

Oct 29th 2021, 8:56 PM 15,437 Views 51 Comments

A motion to be voted on at the party’s Ard Fheis on Saturday will continue to oppose the use of the court, apart from in “exceptional circumstances

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 16,324 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin welcomed the “far-reaching” EU plans published this evening.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,917 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

# sinn-fein - Friday 8 October, 2021

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
# Alternative Budgets
# Alternative Budgets

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power

Oct 8th 2021, 5:36 PM 16,234 Views 57 Comments

A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations

Oct 7th 2021, 6:41 PM 18,279 Views 32 Comments

The proposal follows on from the ban of Irish Times staff appearing on Newstalk in 2017.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Sinn Féin in 10-point lead as most popular party in new opinion poll
# Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI
# Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI

Sinn Féin in 10-point lead as most popular party in new opinion poll

Oct 6th 2021, 8:46 PM 31,326 Views 139 Comments

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
# Scandalous
# Scandalous

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 43,048 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin
# Rent Crisis
# Rent Crisis

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin

Sep 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 22,166 Views 11 Comments

Berliners voted in favour of forcing large landlords to hand over apartments to the state.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
# Rumours
# Rumours

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 2:14 PM 32,299 Views 63 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 10:20 PM 75,132 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,240 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces

Sep 11th 2021, 4:26 PM 16,555 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats and Labour have called for an independent inquiry into the issue, which was revealed in an RTÉ documentary today.

# sinn-fein - Friday 10 September, 2021

Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week
# Zappone Saga
# Zappone Saga

Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:56 PM 31,246 Views 132 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said the Taoiseach has failed to hold Coveney to account over the Zappone saga.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 51,134 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:28 PM 29,312 Views 115 Comments

Coveney was grilled further on the Zappone controversy before an Oireachtas Committee today.

# sinn-fein - Friday 3 September, 2021

Sinn Féin calls for all documents related to Zappone appointment to be published
# Simon SMS
# Simon SMS

Sinn Féin calls for all documents related to Zappone appointment to be published

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:56 PM 10,694 Views 84 Comments

TD Matt Carthy said the Department of Foreign Affairs should also clarify if any other relevant documents have been erased.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
# The North
# The North

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 8,633 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,549 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,747 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

# sinn-fein - Monday 19 July, 2021

UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald

Jul 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 18,043 Views 33 Comments

Victims groups are to travel to Downing St tomorrow.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 13,038 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin
# Royal British Legion
# Royal British Legion

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin

Jul 10th 2021, 6:31 PM 25,808 Views 47 Comments

The politician said she wanted to send a message that she respects all traditions.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
# Poll
# Poll

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,540 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,389 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 20 June, 2021

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister
# Chris Hazzard
# Chris Hazzard

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister

Jun 20th 2021, 12:22 PM 25,789 Views 40 Comments

MP Chris Hazzard has said Sinn Féin will have ‘no demands’ other than a commitment to agreements already made.

# sinn-fein - Friday 18 June, 2021

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,125 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 17 June, 2021

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting
# Dup Strife
# Dup Strife

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 2:39 PM 41,033 Views 37 Comments
  • Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to continue in the role of Deputy First Minister
  • The Assembly is to continue after last night's UK government deal on the Irish language
  • DUP MPs and MLAs sought to pressure party leader Edwin Poots to hold off on a nomination
  • However, Poots nominated Givan and said it was without "a precondition from Sinn Féin"
Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal
# CETA Challenge
# CETA Challenge

Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal

Jun 17th 2021, 10:45 AM 26,838 Views 0 Comments

She is the second Oireachtas member to take a High Court action against CETA.

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,529 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll

Jun 16th 2021, 9:45 PM 38,190 Views 136 Comments

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has put Sinn Fein on 31%, followed by Fine Gael on 27% and Fianna Fail on 20%.

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,289 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

# sinn-fein - Monday 14 June, 2021

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 10:17 PM 65,373 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,343 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 18,561 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 56,038 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.