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#Sinn Féin

# sinn-fein - May May 2022

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson

May 15th 2022, 7:48 PM 21,772 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane

May 15th 2022, 3:43 PM 13,486 Views 40 Comments

Ministers are set to make a final decision on relocating the National Maternity Hospital on Tuesday, following intense scrutiny over the terms of the arrangement with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,311 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,150 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,919 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.
Sinn Féin says its ‘unacceptable’ for DUP to consider blocking Speaker election
# New Speaker
# New Speaker

Sinn Féin says its ‘unacceptable’ for DUP to consider blocking Speaker election

May 11th 2022, 1:22 PM 17,861 Views 38 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said that his party has yet to make a decision on whether to vote to elect a new Speaker.

'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead

May 10th 2022, 3:13 PM 18,025 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald urged the Taoiseach to convince St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to gift the NMH land to the State.

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government

May 8th 2022, 1:22 PM 28,400 Views 69 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it would be unacceptable for the DUP to refuse to form a new Stormont executive with a nationalist First Minister, following a historic election in Northern Ireland.

DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive

May 8th 2022, 12:14 PM 48,193 Views 80 Comments

British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis is set to meet with the leaders of the Stormont parties tomorrow.

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,245 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election

Updated May 7th 2022, 7:20 PM 123,652 Views 72 Comments

Sinn Féin remains firmly on course to emerge as the largest Stormont party.

Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes

May 6th 2022, 11:18 PM 50,412 Views 38 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice-president and the leaders of the DUP and Alliance Party were all elected on the first count in their constituencies.

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
# Stormont
# Stormont

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation

May 6th 2022, 4:21 PM 13,870 Views 8 Comments

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout

Updated May 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 61,628 Views 58 Comments

The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election

May 4th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,670 Views 5 Comments

Over £30,000 has been spent by the five main parties during the election campaign.

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,451 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

Lyra McKee’s sister says letter leak exploits her murder for political purposes
# Lyra McKee
# Lyra McKee

Lyra McKee’s sister says letter leak exploits her murder for political purposes

May 3rd 2022, 7:57 AM 17,863 Views 14 Comments

Sinn Féin’s chairman Declan Kearney wrote to Saoradh, which is accused of links with the New IRA, about a “co-operation agreement”.

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate
# Stormont Elections
# Stormont Elections

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate

May 2nd 2022, 7:15 AM 29,405 Views 32 Comments

The leaders of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland participated in the UTV Election Debate show.

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
# Stormont
# Stormont

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says

May 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 25,206 Views 31 Comments

Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.

# sinn-fein - April 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 23,851 Views 30 Comments

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

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 51,844 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.

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ
# Courts
# Courts

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ

Apr 26th 2022, 12:04 PM 68,599 Views 0 Comments

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

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 43,445 Views 111 Comments

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

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 38,759 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections are on 5 May.

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 18,887 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 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 29,471 Views 49 Comments

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

# sinn-fein - March 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 26,639 Views 50 Comments

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

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 27,415 Views 43 Comments

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

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 19,663 Views 38 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 41,979 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 19,232 Views 59 Comments

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

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 13,555 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.

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 62,867 Views 79 Comments

An incorporeal Cabinet meeting will be held in the morning.

# sinn-fein - February 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 37,370 Views 66 Comments

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

'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 42,079 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 34,380 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'.
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 37,156 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 117,348 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.
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 6,102 Views 5 Comments

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

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 10,928 Views 3 Comments

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