Sinn FéIn

Brexit, Devolution And The Future Of Northern Ireland

Janice Morphet | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Janice Morphet

The call for an independence referendum for Northern Ireland by Sinn Fein, closely following on from that of Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, is not an opportunistic endeavour. The recent elections in Northern Ireland demonstrated that the political tide is turning.

Peace Isn't Just About Forgiveness. Martin McGuinness' Journey To Democracy Demonstrates That

Nick Taylor | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Taylor

Peace is too often thought of as the easy option, but our learning at the Foundation has shown that it isn't about truth, justice, forgiveness - although all those aspects are important. It is about developing wisdom, compassion and courage, being able to develop critical thinking and dialogue skills to undertake discourse and argumentation, being part of a bigger whole adopting one's role as a global citizen and not as part of a single identity.

Martin McGuiness Has Died Aged 66

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66. He had been suffering from a rare heart con...

Can The UK Survive Brexit In One Piece?

Gary Kent | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

"Northern" and "Ireland" together are often seen as the most boring words in English. Completely unfairly given Northern Ireland's natural beauty and hospitality. But the shock results of their recent elections are far from dull. They could presage profound change in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the UK in the chaotic age of Brexit.

Martin McGuinness To Resign As Deputy First Minister Of Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Martin McGuinness has announced his resignation as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in protest at the Democratic Unionist Party’s handling ...

The Waugh Zone December 15, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, December 15… 1) TRADE DECAYED? Theresa May arrives in Brussels for the first ever summit where a...

Jeremy Corbyn Allies Defend Hire Of Ex-Sinn Fein Staffer

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

A former aide to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been given a key post in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, Labour sources have confirmed. Allies of...

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 17.09.2016 | 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 25.06.2016 | 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...