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# Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin Justice spokesman says plans for more tasers a 'band-aid' solution to Gardaí woes
TD Pa Daly said that he does not think bulking up on heavy equipment is a “long term solution”.
1st December 2023
Justice Minister Helen McEntee faces no confidence motion and committee grilling next week
Sinn Féin said it is tabling the no confidence motion as the minister refuses to acknowledge political failings.
Tánaiste calls on McDonald to apologise for sharing image online of man sitting on steps near school stabbing location
Mary Lou McDonald today defended her actions.
Sinn Féin TD Imelda Munster announces she will not contest next election
Munster is the Sinn Féin spokesperson for media, tourism and sport and has previously held the transport and business briefs for the party.
This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Ceann Comhairle: 'No compelling need to intervene' after Sinn Féin TD used photo of man in Dáil
Seán Ó Fearghaíl also said he would prefer words like “scumbags” were not used in the Dáil.
Latest RTB report shows highest annual hike in new rents since the series began
The annualised rental inflation for new tenancies has again increased and now stands at the highest level since the RTB series began.
Sinn Féin: TDs shared image of man near school stabbing scene to highlight 'antisocial behaviour'
The man was sitting on steps and drinking from a can.
Govt says referendum enshrining neutrality in Constitution 'not appropriate' as SF motion defeated
Micheál Martin has said that there is no question of Ireland’s neutrality policy being dismantled.
Sinn Féin TD criticised for waving photo of 'vulnerable' man in Dáil chamber
Earlier today, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald tweeted the image of the man.
Tánaiste says McEntee will have full backing of all Fianna Fáil TDs if no confidence vote called
Mary Lou McDonald criticised Government TDs for not being present on the scene of last week’s stabbing incident.
Ministers have pledged their full support for Justice Minister Helen McEntee amid threats of a motion of confidence next week
Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald says McEntee's position is untenable.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar aks people to stop connecting migration with crime, saying 'it's not right'.
Increased garda presence planned for Dublin city centre 'up to and beyond Christmas'
Pressure mounts as Harris and McEntee called before justice committee over city centre violence
'Lines were crossed': Sinn Féin maintains pressure on McEntee, as Green TD indicates no confidence
It comes as over three hours have been set aside in the Dáil tomorrow to discuss the events of last Thursday.
Latest opinion poll reveals a drop in support for Sinn Féin
The poll also found three out of five people think Ireland has taken in too many Ukrainian refugees.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Workers prepared to pay price of keeping pension age at 66, says Varadkar
Sinn Fein accused the Government of disrespecting workers by not giving them the option of retiring and claiming the state pension at the age of 65.
Coalition of press freedom organisations raises concerns with Sinn Féin leader over legal actions
Reporters Without Borders and several other organisations have written to Mary Lou McDonald to warn about a chilling effect.
Last month
November 2023
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
There were big questions being asked at the FG conference as ministers said they’re fighting for re-election to government.
Latest legal case by Sinn Féin TD heightens concern at potential chilling effect on media
Newspaper editors are calling on politicians not to go straight to litigation when they have a complaint.
Government says ICC investigation into Israeli actions already underway
Sinn Féin is bringing a motion to the Dáil calling on the Government to refer a case against Israel to the ICC.
Mixed views in SF about doing business with FF, but confidence in the air they can go it alone
As the party ventures into specifics and pledges, Sinn Féin knows nothing can be taken for granted.
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Mary Lou McDonald says her party will fix the housing crisis ‘once and for all’.
Mary Lou McDonald rejects claim Sinn Féin is trying to silence media with legal actions
McDonald says politicians have a right vindicate their name through whatever mechanism they deem appropriate.
Sinn Féin members vote for strong regulation of hare coursing
The party also passed a series of motions on disability rights as well as votes on supporting community policing.
O’Neill tells party NI unionist majority is 'long gone’, says McDonald will be first female Taoiseach
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Athlone this weekend.
Motion to be brought before Dáil on withdrawing diplomatic status of Israeli Ambassador
In the Dáil on Wednesday, there were fresh calls for Varadkar to expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.
McDonald doesn't rule out possibility of Sinn Féin-Fianna Fáil coalition after the next election
The opposition leader said to form a government, “the numbers have to add up”.
Ó Broin says Sinn Féin's u-turn on Israeli ambassador due to situation getting 'worse and worse'
He rejected that the move was due to pressure from People Before Profit or Sinn Féin party activists.
Varadkar doesn't regret Israel 'revenge' remark amid attempts to get Irish citizens out of Gaza
The Taoiseach said the Government is doing its best to get around 40 Irish citizens out of Gaza.
FF, FG and Greens could get enough votes to form next government, says Tánaiste
Micheál Martin says Sinn Féin’s policies don’t align with Fianna Fáil.
Tánaiste to speak with Israeli Ambassador and says calls for her expulsion are 'not responsible'
Martin said Sinn Féin’s statement on the issue was “playing to a populist agenda”.
Mary Lou McDonald says position of Israeli Ambassador to Ireland is now 'untenable'
McDonald’s comments have been welcomed by opposition TDs in People Before Profit and the Social Democrats.
October 2023
Síneadh fada in Irish names to be protected by law when dealing with public bodies
The Act will also make titles optional and allow for people to use existing nicknames to differentiate them from others in the local area.
Irish MEPs highlight the importance of cash as digital Euro plans advance
Unlike cryptocurrency, the digital currency will be regulated by the European Central Bank.
No Budget bounce for Government as Sinn Féin remains most popular party
Support for Mary Lou McDonald’s party sits at 32%.
'Blah, blah, blah, Sinn Féin': Doherty and Martin face off over housing
There were robust exchanges in the Dáil this afternoon over the Government’s housing record.
Green Party not ruling out being part of Sinn Féin-led coalition, Ryan says
The Green Party leader also condemned the ongoing violence in Gaza.
Sinn Féin says 'putting manners on you' comments were not directed at Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
The remarks, made by Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, came during an RTÉ budget debate
‘No urgency, no vision, no compassion’: Sinn Féin slams Budget 2024
Pearse Doherty said the Budget does “next to nothing” for the health service.
The targeting of civilians and hostage taking by Hamas 'is to be condemned outright', says McDonald
The bombardment of Gaza is equally to be condemned, she said.
Sports Minister urges ‘proportionate’ response from Israel to ‘outrageous’ Hamas attack
‘Israel is entitled to defend itself, that’s clear. However, it has to be proportionate,’ said Thomas Byrne.
Just two properties acquired under Government scheme to keep renters in their homes
The cost rental tenant in situ scheme was introduced by the Government earlier this year.
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says a border poll is 'not even on the horizon'
Starmer said: ‘I don’t think we’re anywhere near that kind of question. It’s absolutely hypothetical.’