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#Sinn Féin

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?
# You Spin Me Round
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# You Spin Me Round

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:40 PM 37,784 Views 60 Comments

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government
# Government Formation
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# Government Formation

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

Feb 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 51,350 Views 184 Comments

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill says PSNI has intelligence about planned attack on her by dissident republicans
# The North
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# The North

Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill says PSNI has intelligence about planned attack on her by dissident republicans

Feb 11th 2020, 1:52 PM 39,931 Views 74 Comments

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin and her party colleague Gerry Kelly are being targeted, according to O’Neill.

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

Feb 11th 2020, 1:10 PM 189,431 Views 203 Comments

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
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# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,165 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:18 AM 37,986 Views 72 Comments

Do you tell people how you vote?

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
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# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,649 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# sinn-fein - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM 164,816 Views 66 Comments

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line
# To The Left
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# To The Left

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line

Feb 10th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,143 Views 52 Comments

More than any other party, Solidarity-PBP benefitted hugely from Sinn Féin transfers.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'
# Sinn Féin Surge
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# Sinn Féin Surge

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 9:15 PM 97,790 Views 204 Comments

The Dáil is set to sit in nine days’ time.

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil
# David Cullinane
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# David Cullinane

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 8:28 PM 178,456 Views 413 Comments

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election
# Top Of The Class
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# Top Of The Class

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election

Feb 10th 2020, 4:06 PM 36,022 Views 13 Comments

Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge
# VIEW FROM ABROAD
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# VIEW FROM ABROAD

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge

Feb 10th 2020, 12:44 PM 38,380 Views 77 Comments

British broadcaster John Simpson has weighed in on the election result, saying Ireland had “succumbed to populism”.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
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# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,640 Views 115 Comments

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation' From TheJournal.ie

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,045 Views 78 Comments

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
# Podcast
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,253 Views 74 Comments

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM 244,393 Views 83 Comments

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

# sinn-fein - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Feb 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,219 Views 40 Comments

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

The Sinn Féin candidates that came out of the blue to top the polls
# Dethroning The King
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# Dethroning The King

The Sinn Féin candidates that came out of the blue to top the polls

Feb 9th 2020, 8:23 PM 46,645 Views 73 Comments

We knew Sinn Féin would make gains in this election – but even still, some candidates had surprising surges in their areas.

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
# Fianna Fáil
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# Fianna Fáil

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 42,745 Views 93 Comments

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

Mary Lou arrives amid chants of 'Murphy out': The story so far at the RDS
# Tense Times
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# Tense Times

Mary Lou arrives amid chants of 'Murphy out': The story so far at the RDS

Updated Feb 9th 2020, 5:05 PM 59,027 Views 97 Comments

The ‘Mary Lou Monsoon’, like today’s wild weather, arrived with the dawn.

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 377,193 Views 201 Comments

Votes are being counted all over the country.

'The two-party system in this country is now broken': McDonald arrives at RDS to cheers from supporters
# Sinn Féin
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# Sinn Féin

'The two-party system in this country is now broken': McDonald arrives at RDS to cheers from supporters

Updated Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 28,993 Views 87 Comments

“I think certainly the election has proven to be seismic,” McDonald said.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,658 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
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# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,541 Views 110 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare
# Wtf Moment
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# Wtf Moment

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare

Feb 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 50,177 Views 62 Comments

So… Now what?

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
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# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,851 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# sinn-fein - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams
# FG Attack
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# FG Attack

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams

Updated Feb 7th 2020, 2:25 PM 56,555 Views 160 Comments

In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.

# sinn-fein - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
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# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,946 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal
# Breege Quinn
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# Breege Quinn

Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal

Feb 6th 2020, 9:54 PM 19,439 Views 0 Comments

Breege Quinn made the request during a phone call with Mary Lou McDonald this evening.

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls

Feb 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 42,256 Views 117 Comments

Sinn Féin’s message on Facebook is much the same as everywhere else. But it’s hitting home on the social platform more than other parties.

The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings

Feb 6th 2020, 2:22 PM 14,534 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald answers YOUR general election questions.

'I apologise that this has gone on so long': Mary Lou says she'll speak to Breege Quinn this afternoon
# The Candidate Podcast
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# The Candidate Podcast

'I apologise that this has gone on so long': Mary Lou says she'll speak to Breege Quinn this afternoon

Feb 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 23,994 Views 128 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader sat down with The Candidate Podcast this morning.

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 24,869 Views 38 Comments

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

# sinn-fein - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn
# Conor Murphy
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# Conor Murphy

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 10:08 PM 90,750 Views 93 Comments

Paul Quinn (21) was beaten to death by a gang of men in a farm shed in Monaghan in 2007.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
# Factcheck
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 58,282 Views 74 Comments

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,193 Views 68 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
# Social Networking
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# Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,094 Views 27 Comments

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# sinn-fein - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,088 Views 92 Comments

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

# sinn-fein - Monday 3 February, 2020

Sinn Féin out in front as it tops latest election opinion poll
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Sinn Féin out in front as it tops latest election opinion poll

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:28 PM 81,851 Views 410 Comments

It comes just days from this year’s general election.