Former British spy in Sinn Féin fears prosecutions may derail North's politics

Former British spy in Sinn Féin fears prosecutions may derail North's politics

A former British spy in Sinn Féin has expressed fears that if prosecutions are taken against senior party figures and IRA veterans, it could have an impact on Brexit and the restoration of Stormont.

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Sinn Féin’s €1.7m donor buried in West Belfast

Sinn Féin’s €1.7m donor buried in West Belfast

Mr Hampton’s headstone is in Hannahstown Cemetery, according to reports.

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Sinn Féin leader praises donor who gave party €1.7m as ‘rebel with a cause’

Sinn Féin leader praises donor who gave party €1.7m as ‘rebel with a cause’

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said Billy Hampton ‘clearly shared our goals’.

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Mary Lou McDonald: We must 'ensure Brexit isn't used as a pretext to deliver a hard budget'

Mary Lou McDonald: We must 'ensure Brexit isn't used as a pretext to deliver a hard budget'

Her comments came as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed next month's budget will be based on a no deal Brexit,

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Sinn Féin deputy leader insists ‘no bad blood’ with colleague vying for job

Sinn Féin deputy leader insists ‘no bad blood’ with colleague vying for job

Sinn Féin’s vice president has insisted there is no bad blood between her and the Stormont colleague vying for her job.

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Sinn Féin MLA eyes challenge for leadership role

Sinn Féin MLA eyes challenge for leadership role

John O’Dowd said he hopes to secure enough support within the party to take over as vice president from Michelle O’Neill.

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Sinn Féin left €1.66m donation in will of English mechanic

Sinn Féin left €1.66m donation in will of English mechanic

London-born William E Hampton died at his home in Wales in January last year.

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Sinn Féin targets ‘political football’ social welfare rates

Sinn Féin targets ‘political football’ social welfare rates

Sinn Féin has proposed a new Social Welfare Commission to target the five euro increase for certain social welfare groups.

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Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris to step down from politics

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris to step down from politics

The 39-year-old married mother of two has spent 16 years on Kerry County Council

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Government meeting with Adams after ceasefire showed ‘indecent haste’

Government meeting with Adams after ceasefire showed ‘indecent haste’

The Government’s decision to meet Gerry Adams after the IRA ceasefire showed “indecent haste”, British government officials have said.

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Call to blacklist Sitka spruce forests as invasive species

Call to blacklist Sitka spruce forests as invasive species

Sinn Féin is calling on the Government to stop providing grants and financial incentives to plant the coniferous trees which are the predominant species used in Irish forestry.

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Mary Lou McDonald urges rapid formation of all-Ireland forum on unity

Mary Lou McDonald urges rapid formation of all-Ireland forum on unity

Momentum is building around the constitutional shift, the Sinn Fein leader said.

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Donohoe calls for cost review of SF 'vulture fund bill'

Donohoe calls for cost review of SF 'vulture fund bill'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said independent analysis of Sinn Féin's divisive 'no consent, no sale' bill, targeting better protection of mortgage holders, is "essential" before it is allowed to further progress through the Oireachtas.

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Government urged to prepare for border poll

Government urged to prepare for border poll

Mary Lou McDonald said a referendum on Irish unity could happen ‘very quickly’ if the UK crashed out of the EU at the end of October.

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War is over and healing and reconciliation is now needed: Gerry Adams at funeral of former IRA chief

War is over and healing and reconciliation is now needed: Gerry Adams at funeral of former IRA chief

The duty of Irish republicans is to 'complete' the journey towards a new Ireland and a referendum on Irish unity, according to former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

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Surely this isn’t right? Sinn Féin going all fluffy and light

Surely this isn’t right? Sinn Féin going all fluffy and light

Goodbye to angry and negative Sinn Féin. Hello to positive, constructive, and nice Sinn Féin.

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Sinn Féin's Toireasa Ferris withdraws name as general election candidate

Sinn Féin's Toireasa Ferris withdraws name as general election candidate

In what will be a major blow to Sinn Féin in Kerry, local councillor and general election candidate Toireasa Ferris, daughter of the TD Martin Ferris, told a meeting of the party last night, she will be withdrawing her name from the general election for personal reasons.

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Sinn Féin leader McDonald is weak, say rebellious TDs

Sinn Féin leader McDonald is weak, say rebellious TDs

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has been criticised by some of her own TDs for being a weak leader and for being too tolerant of underperforming colleagues. She needs to “stop being everyone’s friend”, they say.

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Special Report: Mary Lou McDonald’s leadership comes under scrutiny in wake of poll performance

Special Report: Mary Lou McDonald’s leadership comes under scrutiny in wake of poll performance

Sinn Féin never imagined their recent election results would be so poor and must now figure out how to get the electorate back on side, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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Sinn Féin to hold election post mortem behind closed doors tomorrow

Sinn Féin to hold election post mortem behind closed doors tomorrow

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and senior party officials from both sides of the border will meet in private tomorrow in a bid to explain their disastrous local and European election results.

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Can Mary Lou whip Sinn Féin into shape after recent election losses?

Can Mary Lou whip Sinn Féin into shape after recent election losses?

It will be a pity if Mary Lou McDonald does not pull Sinn Féin together, or if her effort to do so is hampered by those in the party who think they know better than she does.

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Sinn Féin urges political will to find agreement

Sinn Féin urges political will to find agreement

Uncertainty at Westminster and over Brexit form the backdrop to the latest effort to negotiate a deal between the main Stormont parties.

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‘Identity crisis’ as Sinn Féin risks losing half Dáil seats

‘Identity crisis’ as Sinn Féin risks losing half Dáil seats

Sinn Féin is facing a major “identity crisis” and is at risk of losing up to half of its 23 Dáil seats, some of the party’s leading TDs have said.

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Sinn Féin will work with Johnson despite 'ignorant and belligerent' position on Ireland

Sinn Féin will work with Johnson despite 'ignorant and belligerent' position on Ireland

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says that her party will work with Boris Johnston if he becomes the new leader of the Conservative party.

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Time to give NI’s next generation hope, Sinn Féin chief says ahead of talks

Time to give NI’s next generation hope, Sinn Féin chief says ahead of talks

The region’s five main political parties met with church leaders on Tuesday afternoon as the talks to resurrect Stormont continue.

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Plan B needed to resolve northern impasse, say 'realistic' Sinn Féin

Plan B needed to resolve northern impasse, say 'realistic' Sinn Féin

Leo Varadkar must come up with a plan B to resolve the political impasse in the north, Sinn Féin has warned.

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Sinn Féin: We need mandatory review of the Long-Term Illness Scheme

Sinn Féin: We need mandatory review of the Long-Term Illness Scheme

Calls for a mandatory review of the Long-Term Illness Scheme have been made to ensure that patients get the support and care they require.

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Sinn Féin publishes bill to reform Long Term Illness scheme

Sinn Féin publishes bill to reform Long Term Illness scheme

The bill would make the it mandatory that the scheme is reviewed within a year of the legislation

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Lest we forget: Galling hypocrisy

Lest we forget: Galling hypocrisy

The determination to transcend the horrors and sectarian divisions of our past, recent and not so recent, is one

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Alternatives to loan sales must be priority

Alternatives to loan sales must be priority

Paul Joyce In recent weeks there has been much discussion surrounding the ‘No Consent, No Sale’ bill proposed by Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty.

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Mary Lou McDonald apologises over ‘England Get Out of Ireland’ banner

Mary Lou McDonald apologises over ‘England Get Out of Ireland’ banner

Mary Lou McDonald’s actions were described as offensive and divisive by Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

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Reader's Blog: ‘Rainy day fund’ not fit for purpose, say Sinn Féin

Reader's Blog: ‘Rainy day fund’ not fit for purpose, say Sinn Féin

In an editorial on March 28 you stated that Sinn Féin’s assessment of the Government’s National Surplus Bill was “simply incorrect” — ‘Rainy Day Fund; Our backstop is very prudent’.

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Support for Sinn Féin plummets in latest opinion polls

Support for Sinn Féin plummets in latest opinion polls

Sinn Féin's popularity has plummeted by five points according to a new opinion poll.

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McDonald ‘doesn’t believe her own rubbish’

McDonald ‘doesn’t believe her own rubbish’

The Taoiseach has attacked Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, comparing her to Brexiteers and claiming she “doesn’t believe her own rubbish” on climate change.

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Michelle O'Neill defends McDonald over St Patrick’s Day banner

Michelle O'Neill defends McDonald over St Patrick’s Day banner

Mary Lou McDonald posed with a sign in New York reading England Get Out Of Ireland.

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Blinkered vision: Sinn Féin mask slips again

Blinkered vision: Sinn Féin mask slips again

Irish people in America and Americans of Irish descent, many other Americans too, have made many contributions to this island.

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Brilliant TD falls short in the big job of party leader

Brilliant TD falls short in the big job of party leader

The continuing abstentionist policy in Westminster combined with the failure of Sinn Féin and the DUP to re-establish the Stormont Assembly have opened McDonald and her party to widespread criticism, writes Daniel McConnell

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Bill passed in Seanad to protect tips of hospitality workers

Bill passed in Seanad to protect tips of hospitality workers

A Bill was successfully passed in the Seanad last night which will ensure bar and restaurant workers keep their tips.

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Sinn Féin: 'Unacceptable' that public servants not appearing before Oireachtas Committees

Sinn Féin: 'Unacceptable' that public servants not appearing before Oireachtas Committees

Sinn Féin have threatened to obstruct Government business if public servants continue to refuse to appear before Oireachtas Committees.

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Sinn Fein president set to address gathering of civic unionism

Sinn Fein president set to address gathering of civic unionism

Mary-Lou McDonald is expected to discuss her party’s approach to reconciliation, healing the past and dealing with the challenges of the present

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Time to make Irish partition history, Michelle O’Neill tells supporters

Time to make Irish partition history, Michelle O’Neill tells supporters

The Sinn Fein deputy leader was speaking at a commemoration for party councillor John Davey in County Londonderry on Sunday.

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Sinn Fein to meet police over failure to reveal material on mass shooting

Sinn Fein to meet police over failure to reveal material on mass shooting

The Police Ombudsman said police failed to disclose ‘significant’ information over a notorious Loyalist shooting.

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Sinn Féin Leader: No confidence in Health Minister needs backing of Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin Leader: No confidence in Health Minister needs backing of Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou MacDonald has said that a motion of no confidence in the Health Minister will not succeed without the backing of Fianna Fáil.

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 Mary Lou McDonald presses May for referendum on Irish unity

Mary Lou McDonald presses May for referendum on Irish unity

Mary Lou McDonald spoke to Theresa May during a series of meetings with political parties at Stormont House in Belfast.

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Sinn Féin says treatment of Scottish MPs reaffirms belief in abstentionism

Sinn Féin says treatment of Scottish MPs reaffirms belief in abstentionism

Sinn Féin's seven elected MPs do not take their seats in the House of Commons, despite repeated calls to do so during key Brexit votes.

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Unionists need to start planning for united Ireland, Sinn Féin says

Unionists need to start planning for united Ireland, Sinn Féin says

President Mary Lou McDonald also reiterated her challenge to the government to convene an Irish unity forum.

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Open-minded but still a misjudgement of Sinn Féin

Open-minded but still a misjudgement of Sinn Féin

Tipperary councillor David Doran is the latest public representative to quit Sinn Féin, describing the party as “an affront to democracy”.

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Tipp councillor who resigned from Sinn Féin says he felt 'ostracised'

Tipp councillor who resigned from Sinn Féin says he felt 'ostracised'

A Sinn Féin councillor in Tipperary has become the latest public representative to resign from the party, citing as "an affront to democracy" the organisation's general election selection convention last year which excluded men from running.

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Event to commemorate 100th anniversary of first Dáil

Event to commemorate 100th anniversary of first Dáil

Sinn Féin is hosting an event in Dublin today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil.

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Shots fired at Sinn Féin office in west Belfast

Shots fired at Sinn Féin office in west Belfast

Bullet casings were found outside the party’s office in the Turf Lodge area earlier this week.

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Sinn Féin is not a 'get rich quick' scheme, McDonald insists

Sinn Féin is not a 'get rich quick' scheme, McDonald insists

It is after it was revealed Sinn Féin no longer enforces its policy that elected representatives should take the average wage.

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Sinn Féin suffer 6% drop in support in latest opinion poll

Sinn Féin suffer 6% drop in support in latest opinion poll

A new political opinion poll out this evening delivers Sinn Féin its largest-ever setback in a single month.

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Mary Lou’s leadership brought into sharp focus

Mary Lou’s leadership brought into sharp focus

More damaging to Mary Lou’s leadership than the loss of Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín was the incredibly poor showing of Liadh Ní Riada in the presidential election. Several party figures have conceded that they got it badly wrong, writes Daniel McConnell

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Cahill condmens meeting with Sinn Féin leader over abuse claims

Cahill condmens meeting with Sinn Féin leader over abuse claims

Former Senator Mairia Cahill is not holding out any hopes of an admission from Sinn Féin that she was treated badly when she meets with party leader Mary Lou McDonald this afternoon.

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Mairia Cahill has ‘no expectations’ in meeting with Mary Lou McDonald

Mairia Cahill has ‘no expectations’ in meeting with Mary Lou McDonald

Ms Cahill, a great-niece of prominent Belfast republican Joe Cahill, is meeting Mary Lou McDonald today.

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Peadar Tóibín to travel the country with aim to establish new political party

Peadar Tóibín to travel the country with aim to establish new political party

Peadar Tóibín is to travel around the country to establish an alternative political organisation after resigning from Sinn Féin after 21 years in the party.

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Sinn Féin suspends TD for ‘serious breach’ of party rules

Sinn Féin suspends TD for ‘serious breach’ of party rules

Peadar Toibin defied the party by voting against the proposed abortion legislation in the Dail last month.

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Sinn Fein criticise DUP silence over Ian Paisley retweet furore

Sinn Fein criticise DUP silence over Ian Paisley retweet furore

Sinn Fein has criticised the silence from the Democratic Unionists over a retweet on Ian Paisley’s Twitter account which appeared to link Jimmy Savile with Remain voters.

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O'Neill under pressure to confirm her belief in Mairia Cahill's sexual abuse claims

O'Neill under pressure to confirm her belief in Mairia Cahill's sexual abuse claims

Sinn Féin's leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill is facing fresh calls to confirm she believes Mairia Cahill was the victim of sexual abuse after a leading party TD said he has no doubt this was the case.

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Sinn Féin proposes lowering voting age to 16

Sinn Féin proposes lowering voting age to 16

The party has launched a document on electoral reform.

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