Michelle O Neill

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Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

 Peadar Tóibín TD, pictured at the Sinn Féin ard fheis in 2015, did not speak during the party’s debate on Saturday on changing  its  policy toward  abortion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Sinn Féin ardfheis has cleared the way for party TDs and senators to vote for legislation allowing for abortion up to 12 weeks when it comes befor(...)

A woman should be the next taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald is the person for the job, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill (left) has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

A woman should be the next taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald is the person for the job, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said. Speaking a(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice president and Northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right) shaking hands with members of the Together for Yes group who campaigned for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Legislative change on abortion in Northern Ireland should be brought about by the Stormont Assembly or through the British and Irish Intergovernmental(...)

Gerry Adams , Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald,  and Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill in Gormanstown, Co Meath. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm raised a further $309,802 (€265,000) between November 2017 and April 2018 and spent another $15,931 on the party in Nor(...)

Pro-abortion protesters hold placards during a demonstration calling for abortion to be legalised in Northern Ireland, outside Belfast city hall in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A great quote has been unearthed by campaigners for abortion reform in Northern Ireland, showing that in 1992 future DUP leader Arlene Foster (then Ke(...)

Simon Coveney: “We should be understanding of the sensitive juncture we’re at.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Calls for a vote on a united Ireland at this “sensitive juncture” of the Brexit negotiations, now or in the near future, are “not wise and not welcome(...)

Abortion in the North is permitted only if a woman’s life is at risk or there is long-term  risk to mental or physical health. Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not qualifying grounds.

Sinn Féin abstentionist MP for Mid-Ulster Francie Molloy,  who represents a rural constituency straddling south Derry and east Tyrone, has b(...)

Mary Lou McDonald at the RDS during the count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people led and the politicians followed. Those were the words of Mary Lou McDonald on hearing the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment had be(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a public lecture in the Great Hall at Queen’s University Belfast.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has said the British Labour Party will not support any Brexit deal that includes the return of a hard border in Ireland. He was speaki(...)

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