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The Sinn Fein MLA said while at the time he was not aware that Finnegan was sexually abusing fellow pupils, everyone in the school knew about the explicit conversations he would try to instigate. "We knew it was wrong, it was inappropriate, that it was not natural for a man, particularly a priest, to behave ...
A senior Sinn Fein politician has revealed a notorious paedophile priest physically abused him when he was a schoolboy and tried to sexually groom him. Conor Murphy has recounted how the late Malachy Finnegan dragged him into an office and savagely beat him with a stick before asking a series of ...

When the new president of Sinn Fein took the podium at a recent political rally, she acknowledged she'll never fully replace her predecessor and mentor. "The truth is, my friends, I won't fill Gerry's shoes," Mary Lou McDonald told a crowd in Belfast last month. "But the news is that I brought my own.".
Every St. Patrick's Day for two decades, Gerry Adams or other leaders of Sinn Fein, the party once known primarily as the political arm of the Irish Republican Army, have come to the United States to lobby Washington politicians and rally Irish-American donors. This year there has been a new item on Mr.
A defamation action by Sinn Fein political manager Nicky Kehoe against RTE is expected to begin tomorrow in the High Court. He claims he was defamed in comments made by former Labour Party TD, Joe Costello, during a live "Saturday with Claire Byrne" radio programme on October 24, 2015. He says ...
Therein is the rub because equality is not what Sinn Fein desires, rather they will use their language demands to secure what they know can never be secured through the ballot box. Proof of this can be found in this island's recent history. Around the same time that Goebbels was promoting his 'big lie' Sinn ...

Sinn Fein is expected to outline the party's next move after powersharing talks in Northern Ireland broke down. ... Sinn Fein's Northern Ireland chief Michelle O'Neill said the party had stretched itself and blamed the DUP for collapsing a process aimed at rebuilding coalition government at Stormont after a ...
Mary Lou McDonald was elected the new leader of Sinn Fein at a conference in Dublin on Saturday, in what represents a major shift for the left-wing Irish republican party. In a first, the party's leadership is entirely female; McDonald is only the second woman to have led Sinn Fein, which was founded in the ...
Families and supporters of the Loughanisland massacre, including Sinn Fein politicians, at Belfast High Court on Friday for the judgment in which Mr Justice McCloskey decided he will step aside after a claim of a perception of bias. Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press ...
"I too feel very disappointed at this commemoration event happening in Castlewellan. After such a furore about 'respect' from Sinn Fein leadership, it seems that they have a very short memory or even selective memory as usual service resumes in another opportunity to glorify terrorism locally," she said.
As has long been clear, Sinn Fein has for the last year been playing a destabilising tactic, manufacturing a crisis over the Irish language and trying to turn the undoubted challenges posed by Brexit into a crisis. Despite the IRA's record of bloodshed, it has somehow managed to whip up a crisis over legacy ...
Speaking after the ruling on Friday night, Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill said: “I welcome the decision to overturn trade tariffs being imposed on the C-Series aircraft. It represents a welcome victory for Bombardier, the Belfast workforce and their representatives at Unite the Union.
Mrs Foster added: “We have listened to lectures on respect for a whole year and it's very easy to demand respect, but apparently it is not very easy to give respect, and Sinn Fein have not given respect to the victims community here in Northern Ireland and, by definition, the whole wider community in ...
As well as the kerfuffle about embarrassing comments from anti-IRA clergy in newly released State papers, there was a row last week about the T-shirt for sale by the Sinn Fein online bookshop bearing the legend 'IRA UNDEFEATED ARMY' and illustrated with images of dashing young chaps in balaclavas ...
DUBLIN — The police in Belfast said they were investigating a social media post by a Sinn Fein member of Parliament who this past week appeared to mock the anniversary of the sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant men during Northern Ireland's Troubles. The lawmaker, Barry McElduff, 51, a member of ...
The IRA merchandise was slated by Fine Gael Senator Joe O'Reilly. The Cavan-based rep said: “I find it seriously disturbing that Sinn Fein are seeking to profit from the IRA, which was responsible for the deaths of more than 1,800 people. “Sinn Fein are seeking to exploit their association with a terrorist ...
Sinn Fein must step forward and put the needs of everyone above the demands of their party." But Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd said if the DUP was sincere about the problems facing the health service it would end its support for "Tory austerity" and would focus on restoring devolution "on a sustainable ...

The DUP has accused Sinn Fein of putting “their party political demands as a higher priority than growing waiting lists” amid the ongoing crisis in the health ... Those were the words of DUP MLA Peter Weir, who accused Sinn Fein's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill, a former health minister, of having ...
DUP MP Gregory Campbell said, "For all Sinn Fein's talk about rights and respect, they continue to celebrate the human rights abusers of the IRA and show no respect to the victims of terrorism. Republicans appear unwilling to stop wallowing in the squalid terrorism which blighted Northern Ireland for so ...
... also the reawakening of the demand for fairness and equality at the heart of our political process. "And as we look forward to 2018, Sinn Fein is determined and optimistic that we will realise that demand. That we will restore power-sharing institutions based on the principles of the Good Friday Agreement.
None of Sinn Fein's 23 TDs, including Ms McDonald and Gerry Adams, responded when asked by the Sunday Independent if they had organised secret pay deals with the party. However, Sinn Fein did reveal that it does not require its TDs or senators to provide the party with any financial records to prove ...
We all lived our own year in 2017. Looking back, I find one big lowlight and two smaller personal highlights. The lowpoint was Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney wildly waving a tribal tricolour. They were supported by the shameful silence of those in Fine Gael who must know this is a betrayal of the party's ...
The Taoiseach and Tanaiste are being acclaimed on all sides for winning the battle of Brexit, so my criticism of how they conducted the campaign won't bother them. They are boosted by a poll that implies we are not that bothered by what happened to Maurice McCabe, but that we like Fine Gael beating up ...
An Phoblacht, the monthly newspaper of the IRA and Sinn Fein and a dedicated supporter of Gerry Adams, has ceased publication after 47 years. From next March Sinn Fein will rely on online platforms, and there will be occasional magazines with the An Phoblacht name. The decision was announced this ...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said talks on the border could extend into the new year, while Nigel Dodds said negotiations would continue for as long as was necessary. It is understood a DUP delegation met Conservative officials on Thursday. Stormont Sinn Fein leader Michelle O'Neill said the DUP did ...
Sinn Fein's official Facebook page replied saying: "He was signing the first print run of covers that had just come off the press for the video. The books look great. And of course part of the price is that he is only signing a very limited number of them." When questioned on the delivery times of the book Sinn ...
SINN Fein's stance of refusing to take their seats at Westminster made it all the easier for the Tories to join forces with Northern Ireland's DUP. The IRA-linked party won in seven seats at the 2017 snap General Election — but what are their policies and how has their electoral success affected the ...
Former Sinn Fein Cllr Seamus Morris has been wished well by his colleagues on Nenagh Municipal District Council following his decision to resign from the party. Cllr Morris resigned earlier this month after a nine-month dispute with Sinn Fein over its failure to handle what he called a "whispering ...
Newbridge councillor, Mark Lynch has declared he will not be putting himself forward to contest the next general election for Sinn Fein, and instead nominated Patricia Ryan for the job. The party will be holding their selection conventions Kildare North and South next week. Names are currently being ...
A Sinn Fein statement to the Belfast Telegraph said: "This claim is rubbish. Sinn Fein leader in the north, Michelle O'Neill, has regularly been on the record stating that Sinn Fein will enter the Executive when the DUP stop the denial of rights and we see the implementation of outstanding agreements.".
This conference was part of Sinn Fein's preparation for the next election in the Republic and the party used it to address some of its more difficult issues, such as the recent resignations and the contentious issue of abortion. However, for me, the most illuminating speech was that of Elisha McCallion, the ...
Mr Beattie's UUP colleague, councillor David Taylor, questioned whether the Sinn Fein MP was “implying the threat of violence” and called on him to clarify the remarks. Mr Taylor said: “His comments are completely unacceptable. They are a worrying reflection of Sinn Fein's thinking on Brexit and provide a ...
Sinn Fein's Stormont leader said: "I consider the position being adopted by the EU Commission to be politically punitive and am concerned at ...
Derry Sinn Fein councillors have been asked a unionist representative if they could read their motions out in Irish at a council meeting.
She used her speech to restate her party's determination to see powersharing restored, insisting the party blocking its return was Sinn Fein.
As people in the Republic were still digesting the news of the resignation of Gerry Adams as leader of the Sinn Fein party, his heir, Mary Lou ...
A Unionist Councillor for Belfast has refused to comment on allegations he called a Sinn Fein colleague who has one hand “a one armed ...
A Sinn Fein MP has said he has absolutely no qualms about remaining in the party while disagreeing with its shift towards supporting what he ...
A potential amnesty from prosecution for security force members who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles is being floated by the ...
Sinn Fein's deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, an English literature graduate from Trinity College Dublin who has been at the forefront of a ...
(CNN) After more than three decades at the helm, Gerry Adams announced Saturday his intention to stand down as the president of the Irish ...
A delegation including Sinn Fein MPs has presented a petition to Downing Street over the 1974 murder of an nationalist councillor.
Sinn Fein MP Chris Hazzard is set to meet with BBC officials over coverage of Loughinisland massacre documentary No Stone Unturned.
The spike in terror attacks will be discussed by Sinn Fein when it meets the PSNI tomorrow. A 44-year-old man is recovering after being shot ...
Pressure is mounting on former Sinn Fein deputy speaker to give back some of the tens of thousands of pounds she has been paid by Stormont ...
Sinn Fein leader on the council Jim McVeigh denied a suggestion the proposal was about antagonising those from the Protestant community.
Sinn Fein has called for the British and Irish governments to step in and impose the outstanding issues that have stopped the formation of ...
The party has been rocked by "smear" allegations made by one of its longest serving members, who has worked for Sinn Fein in various senior ...
It is almost laughable to see the DUP blaming Sinn Fein for the current political deadlock and virtually begging them to go back into government ...
A Sinn Fein representative on Belfast City Council has denied claims he was glorifying terrorism after a verbal spat with a DUP councillor in City ...


 

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