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SDLP: New Ireland Must Take Place In Europe

SDLP Assembly Leader Matthew O’Toole has said that any New Ireland must take its rightful place at the heart of the European Union (EU). He was speaking after introducing a motion at SDLP conference, supporting the long-term goal of Northern Ireland returning to the EU through reunification.   Conference also welcomed the Windsor Framework and […]

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Mary Lou McDonald to Address Carrickdale Event

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald TD will be in the Carrickdale Hotel on Thursday 30th March to address the Louth, Armagh and Down People’s Assembly. The event is the fourth to be held by Sinn Féin’s Commission on the Future of Ireland. It will have an independent Chair, Conor Patterson of Newry and Mourne […]

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Irish Defence Forces Sees Increased Interest In Recruitment From The North

2022 brought its fair share of challenges with 2023 set to be no different for the Irish Defence Forces with recruitment high on their list of priorities. With interest in the Defence Forces high, cross border recruitment has certainly increased over the last number of years. Clanrye News and Sport caught up with the head […]

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Senator Chambers Calls on Minister Ryan to Publish the All-Ireland Strategic Rail Review

Senator Lisa Chambers has called for the All-Ireland Strategic Rail Review to be published as soon as ready for publication, regardless of the continuing impasse in Northern Ireland.   This comes after the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said he will not public the All-Ireland Strategic Rail Review as a result of the lack of an executive in […]

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McDonald Calls for Legacy Summit in Letter to Irish and British Governments

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling for an urgent summit on legacy issues. The Sinn Féin leader has also called on the British government to stop the passage of its flawed legacy bill. Mary Lou McDonald said: “There are widespread concerns and […]

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Ó Donnghaile Welcomes Support for Removing Unfair Block on Northern Athletes Representing Ireland

Sinn Féin Leader in the Seanad, Seanadoir Niall Ó Donnghaile, has welcomed comments by the Minister for Sport in favour of removing an unfair rule which blocks athletes in the north representing Ireland at some athletics fixtures. The World Athletics’ political boundary rule dating back to 1934 blocks athletes in Ireland from representing Ireland the […]

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Irish Government Must Begin Plan for Irish Unity – Finnegan

Sinn Féin councillor Aoife Finnegan has said that it is incumbent on the Irish Government to set up a nationally representative Citizens’ Assembly to plan and prepare for Irish unity. Councillor Finnegan said; “Tonight the Sinn Féin group on Newry Mourne and Down Council brought a motion forward calling on the Dublin Government to establish […]

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“Government Must Protect Irish Neutrality.” – Aontú

Aontú Representative Gerard Herdman has called for a referendum on Irish neutrality. “Too many generations of Irish men and women have bled out on foreign soil in the service of foreign Kings and foreign countries. They were used as nothing more than convenient cannon fodder. Hard lessons have forged a determined neutrality into the Irish […]

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Extend Parents Leave to Help Offset Cost of Living Increases – Senator Lisa Chambers

Senator Lisa Chambers has said an extension of Parents Leave would give parents more valuable time with their children while also offsetting the rise in the cost of living in terms of childcare.  The Fianna Fáil Senator said, “An extension of Parents Leave in Budget 2023 could be a valuable asset to help offset the […]

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Cost of Living and Energy Costs the Focus of Fianna Fáil Think-In

Over the next two days, the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party will gather in Mullingar ahead of the Dáil’s return, to focus on the parties’ priorities for Budget 2023. Speaking at the think-in, Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth said, “My colleagues and I in Fianna Fáil are acutely aware of the effect the energy […]