By Tom Molloy Paddy Holohan announced recently that he would not be renewing his membership of Sinn Féin and will now sit as an independent councillor for South Dublin. This article looks back on the background of the Holohan controversies from when they first broke over a year ago. Four weeks before the General Election of 2020, then-Sinn Féin councillor and … [Read more...] about The Paddy Holohan controversy explained
By Tom Molloy In case you haven’t noticed, we’re one year into a global pandemic. On March 12th, 2020, then-Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced that Ireland was going into lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of Covid-19. This was just over four weeks after a general election that left Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Sinn Féin within three Dáil seats of one … [Read more...] about SIN Online Polls Show Worrying Trends for Current Government
“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá for Gaeilge and above all not turn it into a weapon. Looking at you, Mary Lou. The new … [Read more...] about Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come
The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking TD as the minister for Gaeltacht affairs, to name a few. … [Read more...] about Is the Irish language still important?
Queen’s University Belfast’s branch of Sinn Féin recently petitioned for a referendum on a United Ireland at the educational institute. … [Read more...] about Blocking Sinn Féin’s referendum at QUB would be a defeat for democracy