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#Sinn Féin

# sinn-fein - This year 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 37,529 Views 38 Comments

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

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 20,813 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.

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 34,066 Views 109 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.

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 20,946 Views 30 Comments

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

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 23,268 Views 19 Comments

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

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 36,824 Views 149 Comments

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

'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 12,783 Views 62 Comments

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

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 30,365 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 47,585 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 - Last year 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 47,043 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 26,487 Views 79 Comments

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

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 48,201 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.

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 14,786 Views 0 Comments

The BBC denies defamation.

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 25,199 Views 0 Comments

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

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 24,097 Views 83 Comments

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

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 19,284 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.

'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 35,779 Views 98 Comments

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

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 32,498 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.
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 55,501 Views 176 Comments

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

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 45,013 Views 60 Comments

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

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 26,151 Views 26 Comments

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

‘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 19,251 Views 17 Comments

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

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 15,461 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

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 16,335 Views 40 Comments

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

'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 29,942 Views 77 Comments

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

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 16,264 Views 57 Comments

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

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 18,299 Views 32 Comments

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

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 31,351 Views 140 Comments

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

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 43,096 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 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 22,201 Views 11 Comments

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

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 32,328 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
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 75,174 Views 149 Comments

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

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

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,353 Views 124 Comments

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

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 16,581 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.

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 31,272 Views 132 Comments

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

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 51,160 Views 189 Comments

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

'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 29,358 Views 115 Comments

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

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 10,728 Views 84 Comments

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

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 8,653 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 13,600 Views 18 Comments

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