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‘Funding for local football clubs a positive step’ – Finucane 

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has said the announcement of £36 million funding will help continue to develop local football.  The North Belfast MP said: “The announcement of the £36 million for local football clubs is a positive step.  “This money will help improve facilities for our clubs, for women’s football and assist the further […]

Recognition of Palestine a historic moment for Ireland and Palestine – Matt Carthy TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Matt Carthy TD, has described the announcement that Ireland will officially recognise the state of Palestine, ten years after the adoption of a Sinn Féin Dáil motion to that effect, as a historic moment for Ireland and Palestine. Deputy Carthy commended those who had campaigned for this outcome for […]

Sinn Féin calls for bins to be brought back under public control – Cllr Daithí Doolan and Darren O’Rourke TD

Sinn Féin has repeated calls on government to join the growing numbers of cities around Europe who have (re)municipalised their waste collection services and take the bins back under public control. Speaking at an Oireachtas briefing chaired by Sinn Féin as part of the cross-parliamentary working group on the (re)municipalisation of waste, chair of Dublin […]

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can’t be trusted on workers’ rights – MacManus

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can’t be trusted on workers’ rights – MacManus Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest Chris MacManus has said that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael cannot be trusted on workers’ rights and their record in Brussels is questionable to say the least. He cited votes cast by Fianna Fáil and […]

Recognition of Palestinian Statehood an important step for the Palestinian people – Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said that the recognition of Palestinian Statehood by Ireland is an important step for the Palestinian people. Teachta McDonald said: “It is now almost a decade since the Dáil unanimously supported a Sinn Féin motion to recognise the state of Palestine in December 2014. It is regrettable […]

Significant ring-fenced funding needed to deliver digital transformation in healthcare – David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has called on the Government to set aside a ring-fenced budget for digital transformation in the health service. Responding to the publication of Digital for Care: A Digital Health Framework for Ireland 2024-2030, he added that the productivity, efficiency, and cost control potential makes a ring-fenced digital […]

Butler Report on protection payments made to criminals must be published in full – Cllr Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin Leader on Dublin City Council and European election candidate for Dublin, Daithí Doolan, has said that the Butler Report into protection payments made to criminals must be made public. Cllr Doolan added that a memo sent by Dublin City Council CEO to councillors was too little too late, and that for the public […]

Only 10 percent of ICOB grant money paid out to struggling businesses – Louise O’Reilly TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, Louise O’Reilly TD, has called for the immediate release of Increased Cost of Business scheme funding to approved businesses, as data shows only 10.7 percent of businesses have received support as of last week. Teachta O’Reilly said: “Since its announcement in Budget 2024, the Increased Cost of […]

‘Council must work at pace to roll out flood support to affected businesses’ – Mason 

Sinn Féin MLA Cathy Mason has called on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to work at pace to roll out flood support to affected businesses. The South Down MLA said: “I met the economy minister Deirdre Hargey this week to discuss the flood relief payment for impacted Downpatrick businesses. “The minister has assured me […]