Sinn FéIn

The Norn Iron Lady

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

She is articulate and assertive, and she can dispatch a determined opponent with a withering glance and stinging retort. She straddles a corner of European politics and commands respect from adversaries and allies alike. This isn't Nicola Sturgeon or Angela Merkel, but another strong and popular stateswoman - Arlene Foster.

Gerry Adams Tweets The N-Word, Swiftly Deletes It

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Gerry Adams has defended using the N-word in a tweet about the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, in which he compared the struggle against slav...

Sinn Féin MP Says Syria Bombing Is 'Brits Back To What They Do Best, Murder'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Sinn Féin MP who has campaigned alongside Jeremy Corbyn has labelled the British government “murderers” ahead of MPs voting on whether to bomb ...

Northern Ireland Deserves Better Than This Shambles

Stephen Donnan | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

For those of you that have been following Stormont Crisis No. 3,876 then you're probably aware of just how nauseatingly boring, drawn out and pathetic...

Protesters Call For Frankie Boyle Belfast Gig To Be Axed Over Down's Syndrome Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

There are mounting calls for Frankie Boyle to be axed as the headline act of an upcoming Belfast festival. Feile an Phobail is an annual community...

Save Ulster From Obloquy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Cartoon by Ian Knox. On May 22 2015 Ireland voted YES. Overwhelming, both as a spectacle and an act, all but one Irish county endorsed the plebiscite...

Charles - Shaking Hands With History

Sarah Gristwood | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Gristwood

The headlines were all about a historic handshake, after Prince Charles met the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams on Tuesday. Add in the landmark speech he made the following day, and the headlines were not wrong. This really was the heir to the British throne shaking hands not only with history, but also with his own personal destiny.

Analysis: General Election Results in Wales and Northern Ireland are a Boon for the Tories

John Perrygrove | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
John Perrygrove

In the weeks before the general election I echoed a number of other commentators (and some of the more realistic senior Labour figures) who predicted ...

Gerry Adams Brings Up Murder Of Charles' 'Honourary Grandfather' On Eve Of Meeting

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of stoking tensions between the UK and Ireland by referring to the IRA murder of Prince Charles's gre...

Socially Conservative DUP Blocks Gay Marriage In Northern Ireland

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

A move to legalise gay marriage in Northern Ireland was rejected on Monday, marking the fourth time the divisive issue has been defeated at the Stormo...

Nobody Knew How Welfare Reform Was Resolved, Now Nobody Knows How It's Unravelling in Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The Stormont House Agreement materialised on December 23 2015. It was Haass 2.0 striding deep in extra time. The crowd, the press, the bookies saw n...

10 Tweets From Gerry Adams Which Will Make You Think It's A Parody Account

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

Historically, the myths, rumours and legends surrounding Gerry Adams have always been of the rather scary and sinister ilk. Although he's always de...

Healthy Historical Revisionism in Ireland, Britain and Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Historical events linger across generations with sometimes lethal consequences but dispassionate revisionism with new insights, facts and reflections - good history in short - can scotch potent myths and consign running sores to the past, as has been the case with troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and could be for Kurdistan.

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

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | 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.