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This morning.

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

This afternoon.

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

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Previously: It Starts Here

This afternoon.

Fingal, Dublin.

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan after handing in her nomination papers for the upcoming EU elections at the office of the Dublin County Returning Officer. Ms Boylan will faces a ballot (top) that includes Barry Andrews standing for Fianna Fáil.

Above from left: Louise O’Reilly TD, Lynn Boylan and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald.


Their day.

It’s coming.

Outcome of vote shows ‘disregard for people of Ireland’ – McDonald (RTÉ)

Zero tariffs on EU goods coming into NI in no-deal Brexit (RTÉ)

Earlier: Derek Mooney: Leaderless Top the End

President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald



This morning/afternoon.

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.

Fight, etc.

Labour to support motion of no-confidence in Simon Harris (RTÉ)


This morning.

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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