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General Election 2020

Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin

Biography

Sinn Féin, in its current incarnation, was founded in 1970 after a split which also led to the formation of the Workers' Party. It is unique in that it is politically active in both Northern Ireland and the Republic where it is the third largest party in the Dáil. It is a left-wing, nationalist party.

Latest Election News

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?

It must be still fresh in your head, mustn’t it?