sinn fein

The Northern Ireland elections could break the Union

20 April 2022 12:40 am

Belfast, Northern Ireland Phillip Brett was just nine years old the night a neighbour called to say his brother, Gavin,…

The dog catcher, the terrorist and the dark history of Sinn Fein

12 February 2022 9:00 pm

The dead in the ground and those who put them there in the name of ideology do not rest easily…

Could the rise of Sinn Fein lead to a united Ireland?

17 November 2021 7:22 am

The possibility of a political wing of a terrorist organisation becoming a party of government in an EU member state would…

Sinn Fein's troubling veneration of terrorists

10 August 2021 2:00 am

Sinn Fein is not a normal party. It sometimes feels impolite to point it out in the era of the…

The Troubles amnesty and the hypocrisy of Sinn Fein

22 July 2021 6:43 pm

Predictably – and understandably – the Northern Ireland Office’s proposed amnesty for crimes relating to the Troubles has resulted in…

Could Sinn Fein become the largest party in Northern Ireland?

25 May 2021 4:00 pm

In 2022, a year after its centenary, there is the chance that Northern Ireland could end up with a nationalist,…

Why Sinn Fein can't really apologise for the IRA's atrocities

19 April 2021 10:00 pm

What are we to make of Sinn Fein’s latest experiment with the language of regret when it comes to the…

Northern Ireland's sink estates are fertile ground for fundamentalists

9 April 2021 12:14 am

Northern Ireland is routinely voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. A few weeks ago, a…

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The online world should be credited when it gets something right. And on Twitter an account titled ‘On This Day…

Why we should welcome a Sinn Fein government

11 February 2020 11:41 pm

There are those – most of my acquaintance in Ireland, frankly – who can think of nothing worse than Sinn…

Ireland’s election result is bad news for Brexit

11 February 2020 3:42 am

Ireland has given its own twist to the populist uprisings across Europe, with its election ushering in a grim time…

David Trimble: The Irish government is dragging Brexit into dangerous territory 

2 December 2017 9:00 am

When I negotiated the Good Friday Agreement nearly 20 years ago, no one foresaw a day when the -United Kingdom…

Charles Moore’s Notes: If we want to save the elephant, we must legalise the ivory trade

24 October 2015 9:00 am

How good a deal for Britain is it that the president of China got a state visit and a nuclear…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Who benefits from Prince Charles shaking Gerry Adams’s hand?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Who benefits from Prince Charles’s handshake with Gerry Adams? Not the victims of IRA violence, including the 18 soldiers who…

Dublin’s docks were shelled from the Liffey by the British admiralty gunboat, the Helga, during the Easter Rising

Pitfalls on the road to the Rising

25 April 2015 9:00 am

The centenary of the Easter Rising is already being commemorated. Ahead of the flood of books that will follow, Roy Foster chooses two impressive, if sombre ones to be going on with

If Ukraine’s protests were a revolution, why wasn’t the Stop the War march?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s ages since I last went on a decent demo and had a bit of a dust-up with the pigs.…