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Sinn Féin Bank!?


Eispéireas 100 bliain na Dála

This morning.

Government Buildings.

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD launching a mobile billboard on the housing crisis

Mr Ó Broin said:

“Last year, when we tabled our motion of no confidence in [Housing] Minister Eoghan Murphy, we made it clear that both he and the Governments failing housing plan [Rebuilding ireland] had to go if there was to be any chance of tackling the housing crisis.

It now appears that the Taoiseach is concerned than his colleagues’ failures are reflecting badly on him. There are ever growing murmurings from Fine Gael backbenchers and cabinet sources that the Taoiseach’s relationship with Minister Murphy has soured and that the Minister for Housing is set to be moved.

Replacing Eoghan Murphy, but leaving Rebuilding Ireland in place, will change nothing. Rebuilding Ireland is as much Leo Varadkar’s housing plan as it is Minister Murphy’s. Its failures are as much, if not more so, the Taoiseach’s failings as that of his cabinet colleague.”

Varadkar’s Housing Plan has to go – Ó Broin (Sinn Féin)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews



Mansion House, Dublin 2

Sinn Féin – commemorates the first Dáil of 19189-1921 at an event attended by President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou Mac Donald and her predecessor Gerry Adams (pic 2) and Deputy First Minister Northen Ireland Michelle O’Neill and Pearse Doherty TD (above).

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

This morning.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Thomas Clarke (right) with Ronnie O’Brien in a replica carriage and horse to commemorate the centenary of the Sinn Féin landslide election of December 14, 1918, and recreate an iconic image of that day (above).



The new breed of Sinn Féin TDs and senators join the commemoration.

Where’s Jarvey Adams?


I’ll get my cloth cap.


It’s all behind you.

Reg writes:

Spotted this on an Old Whyte’s auction catalogue. Pre-1932, not sure of the exact year…but it’s nice to see the strategy is still being used today..


Cumann Na nGaedheal poster (Whyte’s)

This morning.

Pro Life TD Peadar Tóibín who left Sinn Féin earlier this month, has told RTÉ Radio One’s ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ show he is setting up a new political party.

More as we get it.


Ah here.


 Former Senator Mairia Cahill speaking to media outside Government Buildings last night after meeting with Sinn Féin party leader Mary Lou McDonald

Saying the meeting started with a handshake, but didn’t end with one, Ms Cahill told the Belfast Telegraph: “As far I’m concerned Mary Lou McDonald has abdicated her responsibility over this.”

In a statement following the meeting, Mrs McDonald described her conversation with Mairia Cahill as “lengthy and candid”.

‘It was distressing to listen to the nonsense’: Mairia Cahill speaks out after meeting with Sinn Fein president (Belfast Telegraph)



Yesterday: ‘I Have No Feeling In The Left-Hand Side Of My Face’


This afternoon.

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín, from Meath, has resigned from the party.

He has tweeted:

It is with a heavy heart that I resign from Sinn Féin today. I have been a member of the party for 21 years. In that time I poured all my efforts into achieving Irish Unity & Economic Justice. This clearly is no longer enough. I will now help to build a new 32 County movement.

Peadar Tóibín

We’re going to be rich.

This afternoon.

The launch of ‘The Cost of Non Unification – Brexit and the Reunification of Ireland’  by Dr Kurt Hübner, Director of the Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia.

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill said

“Dr. Hübner and his team bring a wealth of experience to this debate and their conclusions are crystal clear – reunification would lead to a massive €23.5 billion increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across the island by 2025.

The vast majority of these economic benefits would be in the North, where GDP would increase by 17.9 billion, that equates to over €9000 for every citizen.

“That is in stark contrast to the economic devastation identified in the report of a no-deal Brexit which would lead to a slump in GDP of over €10 billion. Even in a post Brexit scenario where the North remains in the European Single Market, we would still face a GDP decline of almost €4.5 billion.”


‘Report confirms massive economic windfall from reunification’ – O’Neill (Sinn Féin)


Spokeperson on Finance Pearse Doherty (left) with Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald speaking to the media on the plinth of Leinister House on the Brexit Crisis this afternoon

This afternoon.

Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar said he was open to considering the idea of review clause and added that there has to be creative solutions and creative language sometimes to get an agreement.

…Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald accused the Taoiseach of shifting the Government’s position at the most sensitive time in the negotiations.

“I think your announcement yesterday was a cock up plain and simple,” she said.

The Taoiseach said it was a good thing that Ms McDonald was not handling the negotiations because she was too “bullying” and would turn this country’s friends into enemies within months….

Taoiseach rules out exit clause on backstop (RTÉ)

Earlier: Penny For Your Thoughts