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# sinn-fein - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

# sinn-fein - Monday 17 February, 2020

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?

Unionists and nationalists all agree that Sinn Féin is a powerful electoral force.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'Nothing to offer': Mary Lou McDonald says violent dissident republicans should disband

“They are at war with their community and are now threatening political representatives who serve the people,” McDonald said.

# sinn-fein - Friday 14 February, 2020

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 13 February, 2020

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit

She will meet with the Social Democrats tomorrow.

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed

Varadkar says he wants to modernise Fine Gael.

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

How did they do it? Sinn Féin's historic 24% win was built on learnt lessons and a fed-up electorate

Sinn Féin gathered 9% of first preferences in the local elections – now the party has increased Dáil seats from 22 to 37.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill says PSNI has intelligence about planned attack on her by dissident republicans

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin and her party colleague Gerry Kelly are being targeted, according to O’Neill.

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

Poll: Do you keep your vote private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Do you tell people how you vote?

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# sinn-fein - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line

More than any other party, Solidarity-PBP benefitted hugely from Sinn Féin transfers.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

The Dáil is set to sit in nine days’ time.

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil David Cullinane This post contains videos

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election

Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge

British broadcaster John Simpson has weighed in on the election result, saying Ireland had “succumbed to populism”.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.