Sinn FéIn

The Union Has Changed, But Northern Ireland Remains Unchanged as the Pork-Barrel Sectarian Principality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The Union abides. Change is afoot, utterly. Scotland gets more power. England evolves. Wales will do its thing. Change is afoot - Except in Northern Ireland.

Blair Could Be Summoned Over Secret IRA Deal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK

Former prime minister Tony Blair could be called before a parliamentary inquiry to explain a secret deal he made with Sinn Fein to assure republican f...

Jack Sommers

Why An Independent Scotland Could Turn Northern Ireland Into 'A Ticking Time Bomb'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Resurfacing 'old demons'. 'A ticking time bomb'. People have made stark predictions of what Scottish independence could mean for Northern Ireland,...

Wrongful Imprisonment For IRA Bombing 'Not IRA's Fault'

PA | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The IRA is not responsible for the wrongful incarceration of the Guildford Four, Birmingham Six and others who went to prison for terrorist attacks th...

NI's First Minister Has Just Said Some Pretty Controversial Stuff About Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

The First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson has said he would not trust Muslims "devoted to Sharia law" and appeared to back a controversial...

Gerry Adams Accused Of 'Threatening' IRA Victim's Son

PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics

A son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has said Gerry Adams threatened him with a "backlash" if he released the names of those he believed were re...

Gerry Adams Released From Custody

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been released from police custody, and a file will be sent to prosecutors by detectives who have questioned him over ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Call Me 'Red Ed'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 4 May 2014... 1) DON'T CALL ME 'RED ED' Ed Miliband appeared on BBC1's Andrew Marr show this...

McConville Daughter Will Tell Police IRA Names

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

The eldest daughter of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has said she is prepared to name the people responsible for her mother's death. Forty-two ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband's Woos 'Generation Rent'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 1 May 2014... 1) MILIBAND'S WOOS 'GENERATION RENT' It could be the Labour leader's biggest...

Gerry Adams Arrested Over Infamous IRA Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

The leader of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, has been arrested by police over an infamous murder of a woman by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Irelan...

A Vote for Sinn Féin Is a Vote for Poverty

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Admittedly, that is a slightly sensationalist statement, but let's look at the facts. Forget highly-charged diatribes about United Irelands or United Kingdoms. Forget histrionic republicanism, flag-waving unionism and arguments about terrorists and freedom fighters. Take bigotry, ideology, and romanticism out of it.

Sinn Fein: IRA Bombing Suspect Should Never Have Been Brought Before Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

John Downey should never have been brought before a court, Sinn Fein insisted last night. But while the republican party welcomed the decision not to ...

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Adults of Northern Ireland From Wrecking Things for the Children

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We're stuck in some sort of sick, brutal and dispiriting Cold War stalemate; Paralyzed by mutual recrimination and mistrust and under a constant threat of extra-political exchange. Contrary to what James Joyce said, we're still an "outcast from life's feast."

Stand Up for Northern Ireland's Tahrir Square

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We don't have a political opposition in Northern Ireland. We have one giant, self-serving, autocratic, aberrant sectarian mill. ...

Northern Ireland's Shame - Not In My Name

Brian John Spencer | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Yes, young people in Northern Ireland aren't truly free. Religiosity and violence has retarded our education system, segregated communities and minds into green and orange, and viciously retarded the economy.

Question Time Labels Sinn Fein 'IRA' And DUP 'Goodies'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

The BBC has apologised for a Question Time production gaffe that saw a Stormont minister labelled as being a member of "Sinn Fein/IRA!". Sinn Fein ...

Gerry Adams' Comment on Thatcher Comes from a Party of Protest, not a Party of Policy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

While it would be wrong to suggest that the Irish are big fans of Thatcher, the majority want to see her off with respect. And a great many Irish have done so. Including the current Taoiseach Enda Kenny and current President Michael D Higgins.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

Sinn Fein Apologises For Garda Death 17 Years Ago

PA | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has apologised for the IRA killing of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe 17 years ago. The officer was gunned down by republ...

Northern Ireland: Border Poll Is Not the Answer

Philip Murphy | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Murphy

Politics in Northern Ireland needs to address the real issues. We've practiced and mastered whataboutery for too long. The result is a flailing economy, unaided by friendly fire from within and a divided political shambles, completely devoid of consensus.

Sinn Fein: Ireland's Ukip

Brian John Spencer | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Sinn Fein now want a border poll. Instead of focusing on growing the economy, creating jobs, establishing economic stability and rebuilding Ireland's credibility abroad - which everyone wants - they're now focusing on re-opening the old debate and picking an old wound - which very few want.

Gerry Adams: 'Irish Unity Makes Sense'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics

A single economy for the island of Ireland would be good for prosperity, jobs and investment, Sinn Fein has claimed. Party president Gerry Adams ca...

Belfasts Riots Are an Indictment of the Unionist Ruling Class

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The flag riots are just plain bad for Northern Ireland. Bad for business, bad for foreign investment, bad for community relations, bad for the image of Northern Ireland abroad and bad for the collective future of its people. But I genuinely feel bad for the loyalist rioters.

Northern Ireland: A Divided Society That Can't Even Share Rory McIlroy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

So little has been achieved and so much of the old has continued since 1998 - a year when Northern Ireland was supposed to have entered a new dawn - that we cant even share our greatest living son.