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Yesterday — November 15th 2018Sinn Féin News

Remain vote in the North "must be respected" - Mary Lou McDonald TD

Speaking this evening regarding Brexit, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said: "Today has been a calamitous day in Westminster.  “The arguments being played out in the Tory party about Brexit are ones which citizens on the island of Ireland will pay a high price for generations, if a suitable deal is not…
  • November 15th 2018 at 17:48

Flags should never be used to intimidate or harass - Duffy

Sinn Féin spokesperson Joe Duffy said: “Sinn Féin is not aware of any petition in Thaxton Village in Lisburn on the issue of flags.
  • November 15th 2018 at 17:28

Sinn Féin hosts delegation from the north to meet with Minister on All-Ireland access to abortion

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon and Louise O’Reilly TD this evening hosted a delegation of campaign groups and service providers to meet with Minister for Health Simon Harris on All-Ireland access to abortion. Megan Fearon MLA said: “This evening myself and my colleague and Sinn Féin health spokesperson in the south, Louise O’Reilly TD, hosted…
  • November 15th 2018 at 17:16

'Social workers play a valuable role in society' - Flynn

Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn said social workers play an important role in addressing the needs of those with mental health and learning disabilities. The party’s spokesperson for Mental Health was speaking after taking part in a Professional Forum event organised by BASW on issues facing Social Workers in addressing mental health and learning disability issues.
  • November 15th 2018 at 16:09

Lynn Boylan MEP calls on Irish Government to protect its people from Lyme disease

Sinn Fein MEP, Lynn Boylan has welcomed today’s European Parliament vote calling for better diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease and has called on the HSE and the National Parks and Wildlife Services to roll out a Tick Aware campaign. The Dublin MEP said: “Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks, is spreading geographically as…
  • November 15th 2018 at 15:25

Department must proceed with A5

Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has called on the Department of Infrastructure to proceed on the construction on the A5 road. The West Tyrone MP was commenting after the Department decided not to contest a legal challenge which set out to halt construction.
  • November 15th 2018 at 15:22

‘Belfast Trust lack transparency over Muckamore’ - Gildernew

Sinn Féin spokesperson for carers Colm Gildernew has accused the Belfast Health Trust of a lack of transparency over its response to allegations of abuse of vulnerable adults at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.
  • November 15th 2018 at 15:19

Minister must face down insurance companies – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh has told the Minister with responsibility for insurance Michael D'Arcy that many people, who have been hammered by high insurance premiums in recent years, will find it hard to stomach that insurance companies have refused his request that they inform policy holders when a claim has been made against them. Addressing the…
  • November 15th 2018 at 15:07

Mary Lou McDonald statement on resignation of Peadar Tóibín

Speaking today following the resignation of Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said: “It is with regret that I have learned of the resignation of Peadar Tóibin from Sinn Féin. "Peadar was a valued member of the party. "Sinn Féin is home to a diversity of views; we debate and our members vote…
  • November 15th 2018 at 14:08

Carthy insists Bolsonaro’s election must be final nail in EU-Mercosur coffin

Carthy insists Bolsonaro’s election must be final nail in EU-Mercosur coffin Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy has insisted the election of Bolsonaro in Brazil must be the final nail in coffin for the EU-Mercosur Trade Deal. Speaking from Strasbourg this week, Carthy stated: "The far right militarist Jair Bolsonaro has…
  • November 15th 2018 at 13:57

Party leaders meet Taoiseach on Brexit deal

Speaking after meeting the Taoiseach and Tanáiste in Dublin this morning along with leaders of the SDLP, the Alliance and the Green parties Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill said:
  • November 15th 2018 at 13:14

Mullan encourages submissions to youth funding consultation

Sinn Féin education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has urged stakeholders to participate in and make submissions to the Education Authority’s consultation on youth funding.
  • November 15th 2018 at 12:14

Louise O’Reilly TD challenges government on homeless crisis in Fingal

Speaking in the Dáil today Sinn Féin TD for Fingal Deputy Louise O’Reilly challenged the Minister for Housing over the homeless crisis in Fingal and the lack of an effective government response for victims of domestic violence. Teachta O’Reilly said:   “ There are a significant number of people entering homelessness in Fingal and ending up…
  • November 15th 2018 at 10:29

Regulation of junk food marketing is key to tackling obesity crisis – Denise Mitchell TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs Denise Mitchell TD has called for stricter regulations when it comes to broadcast and non-traditional media in order to prevent children being targeted by junk food marketers. Speaking following the publication of a ‘The Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity’ by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and…
  • November 15th 2018 at 10:25

Sinn Féin seek legislative change to tackle victim blaming in Courts - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin will be tabling amendments to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences Bill) to tackle the use of victim blaming strategies in the courts. The Bill is due to come before the Justice Committee in the coming weeks. Speaking today, Justice Spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD said; "The story that emerged from the recent court…
  • November 15th 2018 at 08:38
Before yesterdaySinn Féin News

The Irish Arms policy is accommodating authoritarian regimes - Lynn Boylan MEP

In light of today's vote in Strasbourg on Arms Exports, Sinn Féin's Lynn Boylan MEP, has called on the Irish Government to radically revise its arms policy. Ms Boylan, MEP for Dublin, said: "I welcome the Parliament’s vote today, which calls on Member States to report licences granted for arms exports and sets minimum criteria for export controls.…
  • November 14th 2018 at 21:30

Proposal for a North Inner City Authority must deliver a safe, sustainable, vibrant and hopeful community - Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald today warned that the limited ambition and scope of the Dublin North Inner City Authority proposed by Fianna Fáil could result in the delivery of another under-performing state quango that fails to deliver for the long term.   Speaking in the Dáil the Sinn Féin leader said:…
  • November 14th 2018 at 17:46

Anderson meets EU Ombudsman over Brexit rights concerns

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the rights of the people of the north must not be sacrificed to the Tory Brexit agenda.
  • November 14th 2018 at 17:41

‘Belfast Trust lack transparency over Muckamore Abbey abuse’ - Gildernew

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA was peaking after the Belfast Trust issues notification of a cross-party briefing tomorrow on the situation at the Muckamore site.
  • November 14th 2018 at 17:10

‘Freedom of Öcalan key to achieving peace’ - Molloy

Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has reiterated calls for the immediate release of Abdullah Öcalan to advance peace in the region. The Mid Ulster MP was speaking after addressing a rally outside Westminster calling for the Kurdish leader to be released.
  • November 14th 2018 at 16:51