Tag: sinn fein

Stormont talks collapse:   The dead end of sectarian politics

Stormont talks collapse: The dead end of sectarian politics

The DUP and Sinn Féin’s whipping up of sectarian tensions, the debacle of the talks process, and the inability of the main parties to provide any solutions to the myriad of economic and social problems that blight our society are an indictment of the Orange and Green establishment. They offer nothing positive for working-class people, only more fear, division and
austerity.

Barry McElduff & Kingsmill Controversy: Sinn Féin’s mask slips

Barry McElduff & Kingsmill Controversy: Sinn Féin’s mask slips

Writing in the Irish News, Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill argued that the stand taken by her party in relation to the ongoing political crisis is about “the principles of mutual respect and parity of esteem.” Six days later, West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff undermined this assertion by posting a video to Twitter featuring him ‘messing about’ with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre. At best, this was grossly insensitive and, at worst, an example of disgusting, sectarian triumphalism. The ensuing outrage forced McElduff’s resignation and has triggered a by-election in the constituency.

20 years after Good Friday Agreement: ‘Peace process’ in crisis

20 years after Good Friday Agreement: ‘Peace process’ in crisis

Orange and Green politics offer no way forward This January marked the anniversary of Martin McGuinness’ resignation as Deputy First Minister and the subsequent collapse of the Stormont Executive in the midst of the RHI scandal which exposed significant issues of corruption at the heart of the institutions, particularly involving […]

How the AAA won a By-Election and the way forward for the Left

How the AAA won a By-Election and the way forward for the Left

October 11 2014 saw the opening of a whole new chapter in the struggle of the working class in Ireland. Discontent that had been bubbling for some time suddenly hit the streets of Dublin with a 100,000 strong demonstration in an eruption against water charges and austerity from below. On […]

Cover up exposes paramilitarism – justice for Maíria Cahill

Cover up exposes paramilitarism – justice for Maíria Cahill

Just like the Catholic Church and the Irish and British States before them, Sinn Féin and the IRA have been exposed for covering up sexual abuse in order to protect its own members and their organisation. Maíria Cahill bravely decided to go public about her ordeal after hearing about Gerry […]

So much for an “Ireland of equals”

As the Assembly Executive pursues the closure of A&E units and cuts to essential health services in Northern Ireland, more and more people are being forced to travel further and further and wait longer and longer for treatment. It would seem that Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has come up with an innovative […]

Assembly has failed to tackle sectarianism

Assembly has failed to tackle sectarianism

The three nights of heavy rioting which took place in Ardoyne in North Belfast over the Twelfth showed how the main parties in the Assembly are being challenged by more hard-line sectarian forces on the ground. The decision of Sinn Fein to organise a token protest against the Orange Order marching past the Ardoyne shops effectively gave the green light to the PSNI to ‘deal’ with dissident republican groups who had prepared in advance attacks on the Orange Order and the PSNI.