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#Sinn Féin

# sinn-fein - Today’s News

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

'No victory was more emphatic than East Clare and no candidate more central to history'

De Valera’s win one hundred years ago was a milestone for Sinn Féin, writes Dr Daithí Ó Corráin.

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# sinn-fein - Friday 21 July, 2017

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)

The news was welcomed by a number of parties.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD

Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Yesterday's 12th of July was the 'most peaceful for some years and a model for years to come'

However, Sinn Féin is angry that a coffin with an effigy of Martin McGuinness was spotted on a loyalist bonfire.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ballymun to be the site of 2,000 more homes to fight the housing crisis

Plans were approved last night by Dublin City Council.

Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North

The fire service responded to around 40 bonfire-related incidents last night.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Mother who has Parkinson's left in hospital for six months after home care application denied

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald today told the Dáil of the story of Olivia Harte, a 41-year-old mother of two.

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

Trump did not make donation when attending Sinn Féin fundraiser, party says

The 1995 fundraiser was brought up in the Dáil this week.

# sinn-fein - Monday 10 July, 2017

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

Poll: Should Northern Ireland's politicians have their pay docked? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland's politicians have their pay docked?

Deadlines continue to whizz by – and still there’s no deal. Is it time to dock MLAs’ pay?

The DUP and Sinn Féin are taking a hiatus for the summer - so when will a deal be done?

Yet again, both parties failed to reach agreement this week that would restore power-sharing in the North.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

Call for reports into Oberstown youth detention centre to be published

Last August saw a massive fire at the facility after young offenders climbed on the roof to protest.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks

The DUP have said that they are all “miles from agreement”.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.

# sinn-fein - Monday 3 July, 2017

'What's wrong with someone who wants to live through Irish?' - Sinn Féin hits back at DUP

Earlier, Arlene Foster said that Sinn Féin’s ‘shopping list’ is holding up a deal in the North.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Gerry Adams doesn't think power-sharing deal will be reached by Monday

Theresa May has called both Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill to outline her government’s desire to see a deal in the North.

# sinn-fein - Friday 30 June, 2017

Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland

British identity can and must be accommodated in an agreed, united Ireland, writes Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks

The power-sharing assembly has been vacant since January.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?

An Irish Language Act, same-sex marriage and Arlene Foster’s resignation are the main issues that need to be agreed upon.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 25 June, 2017

The signatures of Collins, Griffith and Markievicz are all in this book (but Eamon de Valera's is not)

Exactly 100 years on from the historic East Clare by-election, an incredibly rare autograph book has made its way back to Ennis.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# sinn-fein - Monday 19 June, 2017

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Gerry Adams: 'What kind of Irish leader would swear loyalty to the English Queen?'

Active abstentionism is about energetically representing citizens, writes Gerry Adams.

# sinn-fein - Friday 16 June, 2017

Arlene Foster on power-sharing: 'It takes two to tango and we're ready to dance'

Varadkar met with delegations from the Sinn Fein and DUP at Government Buildings today.

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 15 June, 2017

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

SDLP to meet with election office over claims votes were 'stolen' in constituency it lost to Sinn Féin

“This is a matter of public confidence and it is critical that all efforts are made to ensure that any malpractice is not tolerated.”

# sinn-fein - Monday 12 June, 2017

Blast from the past: David Trimble claims Sinn Féin is cynically exploiting Brexit for votes

Trimble says the party is avoiding negotiations.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Adams hits back at 'hurler on the ditch' Martin over Sinn Féin abstentionism

Sinn Féin stand in British general elections on an abstentionist platform. This is not a new policy.”

# sinn-fein - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor gets 12 year sentence for waterboard torture ordeal of man at his home

A video of the the torture was recovered by garda í at Jonathan Dowdall’s home.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Special Criminal Court accepts allegations former councillor claimed he was in IRA

Jonathan Dowdall falsely imprisoned and waterboarded a man who came to his house looking to buy a motorbike.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

# sinn-fein - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was 'completely wrong'

The UK Labour leader has been coming under pressure to clarify his stance on the IRA’s bombing campaign.

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