President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald
Leinster House, Dublin 2
Leafers of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin take to the plinth to discuss the no confidence motion in Minister for Health Simon Harris, tabled by Sinn Féin and now supported by Labour. From top: Labour’s Brendan Howlin with Senator Kevin Humphreys (L) and Senator Ged Nash; Mary Lou McDonald.
Labour to support motion of no-confidence in Simon Harris (RTÉ)
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (pic 1) and Leader of Fianna Fail Micheal Martin (pic 2) address the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit watched by Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald with Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill MLA. It follows another Parliamentary defeat for UK Prime Minister Teresa May last night.
Mr Varadkar said:
“One of the most striking things about what’s unfolded since the UK’s decision to leave has been the remarkable solidarity from the EU side, despite many attempts to bilateralise issues.
The solidarity has been strong and resolute and those who think it will break at the last moment are in for a nasty surprise”.
Taoiseach says Brexit extension possible but not inevitable (RTÉ)
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Irish times today (top) and yesterday (above)
Professor Fiona de Londras tweetz:
I see the Irish Times’ opinion pages are replete with Sinn Féin bashing columns today. I do wonder what would happen if people engaged with Sinn Fein’s actual policies (especially economic and social) instead of taking swipes at them based on some (now outdated) sense of their ‘untouchability’.
It is not that I think Sinn Féin’s approach to the current sit in Venezuala isn’t problematic (it is). It’s that the only actions many prominent journalists seem to engage with are ones that allow them to denigrate Sinn Féin without engaging with their actual policies.
‘Establishment’ voices can keep on treating Sinn Fein as if they are toxic if they want, but the reality on the ground is that they connect meaningfully with many people’s everyday realities and hardships, and a lot of politics is about being and feeling heard. And that is about policy.”
Sinn Féin Bank!?
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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)
Mansion House, Dublin 2
Sinn Féin – commemorates the first Dáil of 191
89-1921 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).