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#abstentionism

# abstentionism - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Sinn Féin and abstentionism: 'The party will eventually need people to take oaths for Ireland'

Abstentionism has been a central policy of Sinn Féin since the party’s foundation in 1905, but condemnation of the practice has sharpened since the Brexit referendum, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# abstentionism - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

# abstentionism - 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.

# abstentionism - 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.”

# abstentionism - Friday 4 November, 2016

Sinn Féin clarifies it won't take Westminster seats, after McGuinness' unclear comments

When asked if Sinn Féin would vote against Brexit in Westminster, McGuinness said “Who knows where all of this is going to end up?”

# abstentionism - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

# abstentionism - Monday 11 June, 2012

McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will become the new Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead.