Five years on from state apology, Magdalene women still waiting on Taoiseach’s commitments –McDonald (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Local TD and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has calledon the Government to deliver on all outstanding commitments made to thesurviving women of the Magdalene Laundries by the Taoiseach in his stateapology five years ago today. The Dublin Central TD said: “Today, 19 February, marks the fifth anniversary of formerTaoiseach Enda Kenny’s apology on…

Sinn Féin calling for unnecessary plastic waste to be addressed – Stanley (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Speaking after the findings announced today by NUI Galwayscientists which discovered the majority of North Atlantic fish studied hadingested plastics, Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson Brian Stanley TD said thegrowing problem of plastics is getting worse and the lack of interest fromGovernment is getting clearer. The Laois TD said: “Of the fish analysed in the study,…

Sinn Féin oppose arts cuts -Ennis (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Speaking after The Arts Debate event in Stormont, Sinn Féin Arts Spokesperson in the North Sinéad Ennis said:

Power shortages adding to humanitarian crisis in Gaza - Anderson (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said power shortages in Gaza are adding to the growing humanitarian crisis for many Palestinians.

‘Privatisation of benefits assessments must end’ - Maskey (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
The privatisation of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments should be immediately ended, Sinn Féin Anti-Poverty and Welfare Rights spokesperson, Alex Maskey MLA, has said.

Government must not allow Brexit Border question to be kicked down the road – Cullinane (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit David Cullinane TD saidtoday that he is worried by reports that the EU Commission is ready to onceagain fudge the issue of the Irish border and that the Irish government mustnot allow this to happen again. The Waterford TD said: “The Irish border is not a political football, nor can…

Carthy calls for fundamental reform of transparency and accountability in EU decision-making process (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called on MEPs and national parliamentarians from across the EU to work together to pressure the Commission and the Council to improve public transparency and accountability. Carthy was addressing MEPs and representatives from the Commission and national parliaments at a conference on the European Semester in Brussels on Monday. Addressing…

Doherty expresses disappointment at defeat of Philip Lane nomination to ECB Board (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD hasexpressed disappointment at the defeat of Philip Lane’s nomination for theposition of ECB Vice-President. Deputy Doherty said: “I am disappointed at the failure of the campaign to electGovernor Lane.  Ireland‘s representation at the senior level of the ECB ispitiful and has been since the euro was set up.…

Discrimination against pregnant women should not be tolerated - Fearon (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin equality spokesperson Megan Fearon has said that discrimination against pregnant women should not be tolerated.

Governments must safeguard the rights of citizens – McDonald (2018-02-20 00:16:00)
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD, party Vice President Michelle O’Neill MLA and Conor Murphy MLA met tonight with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney to discuss the DUP’s decision to collapse the talks process in the North.

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