St. Cronan’s National School, Swords, County Dublin.
Sinn Fein candidate Anne Graves with Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Fein TD Louise O’Reilly a polling station where Ms Graves voted in the Dublin Fingal constituency for a by- election, among four taking place today around the country.
Early turnout low as ballots cast in four by-elections (RTÉ)
Alex Hotel, Dublin 2.
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in the Dáil Pearse Doherty – joined by TD for Carlow/Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion (above right) and MP for Fermanagh/Tyrone Michelle Gildernew (above centre) speaking to the media during the Publication of Sinn Féin’s 2019 Ard Fheis Clár (motions) ahead of its ard fheis in Derry this weekend.
David Cullinane, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and his proposed bill (top) to amend the 2009 Broadcasting Act to allow freedom of movement particularly in relation to Denis O’Brien-owned stations
Further to ongoing Denis “O’Brien-related censorship shenanigans at his Communicorp stable, home of Newstalk and Today FM….
Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane tweetz::
I will move a Bill in the coming weeks to make it an offence to prohibit members of the NUJ from communications media.
The banning of certain journalists from Communicorp IRL is wrong and should not be tolerated. #FreePress…
Previously: ‘I Believe In A Free Press”
If only someone big at Communicorp could stand up to him?
Broadcasting Act 2009 here
A former Belfast councillor who falsely referred to Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean as a “super Provo” is to pay out £63,000 (€71,000).
The settlement covers damages and legal costs of the Stoke City player’s defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.
McClean awarded £63k damages over defamatory remark (RTÉ)
The plinth, Leinster House, Dublin 2.
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, David Cullinane TD launches a discussion document looking at the “possibilities and practicalities of bringing domestic waste collection back into the control of local authorities”.
Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2
Sinn Féin EU election candidates launch the party’s European Elections manifesto. Top from left: Lynn Boylan MEP, Matt McCarthy MEP, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD, Martina Anderson MEP, Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Michelle O’Neill MLA.
In today’s Irish Times, Ms Boylan writes:
‘Instead of a Europe of deeper concentration of power in a centre that is unaccountable and fails to respect national sovereignty, we want to see a social Europe that place citizens at the centre and acts in their interests. Instead of a Europe of greater co-operation in furthering the neo-liberal economic agenda and in respect of militarisation, we want to see greater co-operation in tackling concerns that assist in building a more progressive Europe: issues like climate change, poverty and workers’ rights.’
Taoiseach must reveal the investment of private company in broadband – Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Féin)
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Féin will move a Dáil motion next week seeking to stop the National Broadband Plan and to appoint ESB to deliver broadband to rural Ireland.
In a statement, the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald said:
“The National Broadband Plan is flawed and will not deliver what is needed.
“Micheál Martin says he wouldn’t sign this plan but he won’t do anything about it. This is typical Fianna Fáil – words but no action.
“Well, here’s a challenge to Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil. Sinn Féin will move a private members motion in the Dáil which calls for the appointment of ESB to deliver high speed broadband to every home, farm and business in rural Ireland.
“This would ensure the infrastructure stays in public ownership, it would deliver value for money and, crucially, it would finally deliver high quality broadband for rural communities.
“It is time for Fianna Fáil to put up or shut up. They should support Sinn Féin’s motion.”
Sinn Féin to move Dáil motion to appoint ESB to deliver broadband to rural Ireland (Sinn Féin)
Earlier: Fibre Optics
Above from left: Eoin Ó Broin with Lynn Boylan MEP and Pearse Doherty
Outside Government Buildings, Dublin 2
Sinn Féin TDs Eoin Ó Broin and Pearse Doherty and MEP Lynn Boylan urge citizens to raise the roof unveils a mobile billboard to advertise this Saturday’s housing rally organised by Raise The Roof, a coalition of trade unions, civil society organisations and political parties.
Raise it figuratively now mind, eh?
Raise The Roof