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Finucane appeals to anti-Brexit unionists

Sinn Féin councillor John Finucane has appealed to unionists opposed to Brexit to back him on December 12.
  • November 3rd 2019 at 21:16

Political leaders should stand against UDA threats - Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has called on political leaders to stand against threats to UUP staff members by loyalist paramilitaries and call unequivocally for these groups to disband immediately. The party’s policing spokesperson said: “It’s been reported that threats against UUP staff members have been issued by elements within the UDA. “This group has…
  • November 2nd 2019 at 13:36

Kelly condemns attack on Council workers

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has condemned a brutal attack on a several Belfast City Council workers in Ardoyne on Thursday.  The North Belfast MLA said: “It’s deeply concerning that a number of Belfast City Council cleansing workers were attacked and badly beaten in Ardoyne today.  “I totally and utterly condemn this attack. “It’s my…
  • November 1st 2019 at 18:43

Mairéad Farrell selected to contest next general election for Sinn Féin in Galway-West

Sinn Féin's Mairéad Farrell has been selected by the party to contest the Galway West constituency in the next General Election. Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA was the main speaker at this evening's convention, which saw the former Galway city councillor selected to stand for the party. Speaking at the event, Michelle O’Neill said: “I…
  • November 1st 2019 at 18:18

The great Irish Sell-Off continues as AIB sell €850m loan portfolio to Vulture Fund at a discount rate – Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has criticised the decision of AIB to sell off an €850m loan portfolio to American vulture fund Cerberus at a discount rate of 21%. The Donegal TD has described the sale as a continuation of the great sell-off of Irish assets to international speculators and shareholders. Teachta Doherty…
  • November 1st 2019 at 13:35

Minister Harris must come clean on Waterford psychiatric unit - David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane today slammed the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the HSE for the abject conditions at Waterford psychiatric unit, adding that it remains in a state of crisis despite repeated warnings and reports. Deputy Cullinane said: "I am utterly shocked by the photos that have emerged of the intolerable…
  • November 1st 2019 at 13:20

Pat Fahy will be sorely missed – O’Neill

Statement from Sinn Féin leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA on the death of Dr Patrick Fahy, Sinn Féin activist and lawyer, Co Tyrone.
  • November 1st 2019 at 12:23

State must be key player in any Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme – John Brady TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Employment Affairs & Social Protection John Brady TD has said that in order for Auto Enrolment to be a success, the State must be a key player in its implementation. Sinn Féin made this point as part of its submission to the consultation process last year. Teachta Brady said: “While some…
  • November 1st 2019 at 11:54

Gerry Adams TD extends condolences on death of Pat Fahy

Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has extended his condolences to the family of civil rights leader and human rights lawyer Pat Fahy. Gerry Adams described Pat Fahy as a “unique and exceptional Tyrone man who in difficult times stood up to the injustices of the Stormont regime and of British militarism, and promoted the…
  • November 1st 2019 at 10:55

Dublin Fire Brigade do trojan work, but anti-social response is unacceptable – Denise Mitchell TD

Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Dublin Denise Mitchell has praised the effort of Dublin Fire Brigade last night, but said that the anti-social response that they encountered in several areas is 'simply unacceptable'. The TD for Dublin Bay North said: “This Hallowe’en, as with all Hallowe’ens, Dublin Fire Brigade served the people of this…
  • November 1st 2019 at 10:54

Matt Carthy MEP slams 2021 CAP cut proposal

Matt Carthy MEP slams 2021 CAP cut proposal Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has hit out at European Commission proposals to slash the CAP budget in 2021. Carthy, who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, has called on the Irish Government to reject this move and to clarify that…
  • November 1st 2019 at 10:34

Sinn Féin’s Insurance Contracts Bill will go further and move faster than Central Bank’s insurance reforms – Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has described today’s new regulations for the insurance market by the Central Bank as a long wait for very little. Deputy Doherty called on parties to support his Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill which will be coming before the Dáil in the coming weeks. It would strengthen consumer protections,…
  • November 1st 2019 at 10:15

Mass Homelessness now becoming the Norm under Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that it is truly a scandal, that the Department of Housing’s official homeless figures for September show for the 8th month in a row the number of people in homeless accommodation is over 10,000. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “The figures are grim. It…
  • November 1st 2019 at 09:44

Archibald expresses condolences after body found

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has expressed her condolences following the discovery of a man's body in the River Bann.
  • October 31st 2019 at 17:22

Sinn Féin brands comments by Minister Murphy "misleading" - Cllr Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin Dublin Spokesperson on Housing Cllr. Daithí Doolan has said: "Comments made by Minister Murphy on RTÉ's News at One are misleading. The Minister claimed people 'need to stop trusting Sinn Féin on housing'. This is coming from a Minister who has overseen the worst housing crisis in the state's history. In fact, his…
  • October 31st 2019 at 16:16

Minister Murphy’s failures are normalising homelessness - Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has commented on the publication of the Department of Housing’s official homeless figures for September, which show for the 8 th  month in a row the number of people in homeless accommodation is over 10,000. Deputy Ó Broin said: “For the 8 th  month in row the number…
  • October 31st 2019 at 14:06

Minister Harris’ inaction leaving vulnerable patients on trolleys – Louise O’Reilly TD

SinnFéin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has said that inaction from HealthMinister Simon Harris to invest in our health service has left vulnerable patientslying on trolleys, and that the service will face an even greater strain overthe coming winter months. The comments come as the INMO publishedfigures showing there were not enough beds for 11,452…
  • October 31st 2019 at 12:58

Carthy calls for BEAM scheme reopening to cater for farmers trading cross-border

Carthy calls for BEAM scheme reopening to cater for farmers trading cross-border Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for the BEAM scheme to be extended and reopened to allow farmers who sold animals in the North to receive compensation. Carthy, who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, said…
  • October 31st 2019 at 10:46

Fine Gael haven’t ended the scandal of patients on trolleys, they have made it much worse - Maurice Quinlivan TD

Limerick City TD Maurice Quinlivan, today criticised the Minister for Health’s handling of the trolley crisis at University Hospital Limerick, as figures show October has seen the highest number of patients on trolleys in a single month since records began. Speaking from Limerick City today, Teachta Quinlivan said; “Enda Kenny infamously said “I’ll end the…
  • October 31st 2019 at 10:20

Public has the right to know why EPA report on water plant was ignored- Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Water Eoin Ó Broin TD has called on Minister Murphy to state what information he had in relation to the failure of Irish water and Fingal County Council to fully implement the recommendations of the March 2019 Drinking Water Audit Report in the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant. Commenting on the publication…
  • October 31st 2019 at 10:05