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  Sinn Fein - MSN Encarta
Sinn Fein is often characterized as the political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), a paramilitary organization.
Sinn Fein had no official connection with the violence of the unsuccessful 1916 uprising, but it was later associated with the event by the press.
Sinn Fein’s popularity was further enhanced by the British threat in 1917 and 1918 to introduce conscription (compulsory military service) in Ireland to support Britain’s efforts against Germany in World War I (1914-1918).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565347/Sinn_Fein.html   (527 words)

 Sinn Féin - ninemsn Encarta
Sinn Féin had no official connection with the violence of the 1916 rising, but in the aftermath it was associated with the event by the press.
Sinn Féin's growth and popularity was further enhanced by the British threat in 1917-1918 to introduce conscription to Ireland in support of its war effort against Germany.
Provisional Sinn Féin's role was enhanced by the 1981 hunger strikes in Northern Ireland which ushered in a new policy of “the ballot box and the Armalite”, or in other words a strategy of a joint military and political campaign.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565347/Sinn_Fein.html   (1066 words)

 Sinn Fein - MSN Encarta
Sinn Fein split over the acceptance of the treaty, and six months later the Irish Civil War began between the rival factions.
Sinn Fein’s fourth-place showing in the elections meant that the party would have two seats in the cabinet; however, Trimble refused to appoint Sinn Fein members until the IRA began to decommission its weapons.
The results were positive for Sinn Fein, which increased its representation from 18 seats to 24 and replaced the SDLP as the leading nationalist party in the assembly.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565347_2/Sinn_Fein.html   (1482 words)

 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Sinn Fein backs police conference
Sinn Fein support for policing would be viewed as removing one of the main obstacles to restoring devolution.
Speaking after the Sinn Fein vote on Friday evening, DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson said it would be "churlish not to acknowledge the potential" of the steps taken by the republicans.
Sinn Fein said the motion put forward would include a commitment to "actively encourage everyone in the community to co-operate fully with the police services in tackling crime in all areas and actively supporting all the criminal justice institutions".
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/northern_ireland/6216267.stm   (734 words)

 CNN.com - Police raids target Sinn Fein - Oct. 4, 2002
Sinn Fein is widely regarded as being the political wing of the IRA, an accusation the party denies.
Sinn Fein, which has two seats in the power-sharing executive set up under the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, denounced the police operation as "highly political" and aimed at smearing the party.
Sinn Fein spokesman Conor Murphy told CNN the operation was part of an "anti-Sinn Fein and anti-Irish republican agenda" and that it was a bid to undermine the Northern Ireland peace process.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/10/04/sinn.fein.raid   (798 words)

 Mules: History of Sinn Fein
Sinn Fein emerged out of this early nationalist, socialist, feminist history, yet today, at least according to the British and U.S. press, Sinn Fein is commonly referred to as "the political wing of the IRA," and viewed primarily as a nationalist, Catholic organization or simply adjuncts to terrorists.
The separation between church and state reflected in the Sinn Fein Constitution is an issue that was clearly developed as a result of the experience in the twenty-six counties.
Sinn Fein’s lack of representation in trade unions is largely due to the fact that nationalists in the six counties have consistently experienced job discrimination and very high unemployment.
social.chass.ncsu.edu /wyrick/test/mule/mules_sfhistory.html   (1583 words)

 Worldandnation: Sinn Fein leader welcomed in Cuba
The Sinn Fein delegation, which includes the former hunger striker and convicted IRA bomber Gerry Kelly, is expected to have a longer meeting with Castro during the four-day visit.
Sinn Fein has denied the three were acting on behalf of the party.
The Sinn Fein visit has attracted little public attention in Cuba so far, where local news continues to be dominated by the sentencing in a Miami court of five convicted Cuban spies.
www.sptimes.com /News/121801/Worldandnation/Sinn_Fein_leader_welc.shtml   (922 words)

 World Press Review - Sinn Fein - Northern Ireland
While Sinn Féin (Gaelic for "Ourselves Alone") has committed itself to achieving a united Ireland through political means, two events last month serve to illustrate the ambiguities of a party wedded to the painful past of Northern Ireland, yet committed to a future that is free of the violent past.
Last but not least, Sinn Fein is no longer the political wing of an active terrorist movement." Each MP will receive over £100,000 for the upkeep of an office, hiring of staff, and travel and accommodation expenses.
Sinn Féin is unique in that it fields candidates in both the Irish Republic (which constitutes the greater part of Ireland—26 of the 32 counties, all overwhelmingly Catholic—that gained independence in 1922) and the United Kingdom (the official name for the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
www.worldpress.org /europe/0117web_ireland.htm   (1201 words)

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Sinn Fein was a constitutional party, and in fact, at the British general elections in 1918, Sinn Fein won the majority of seats throughout the island of Ireland, and it was that which gives them the animus to conduct a violent campaign against the British in the War of Liberation.
Sinn Fein's political role was never important until the beginning of The Troubles, because it had been the militants, the military types, who were in command inside the Republican movement.
The decision by the Sinn Fein conference in 1986, that they would take their seats if elected in the south of Ireland, in the Irish Republic, was one of the most historic decisions ever taken by the Republican movement.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ira/conflict/gasf.html   (2866 words)

 Sinn Féin Loch Garman
Maurice Roche is Chairperson of County Wexford Sinn Féin and a candidate for Wexford County Council.
Sinn Fein are committed to ensuring that the issue of substandard housing in Wexford receives the highest priority.
Sinn Féin call for the entire Ferrybank area, including the reclaimed land to be cleaned up, redeveloped and returned to the people as an amenity area for Wexford town.
homepage.eircom.net /~wexfordsf/wexlea.html   (994 words)

 Sinn Fein information pack ( on line version)
Sinn Fein is the fastest growing political party in Ireland.
Sinn Fein, the only 32 county all-Ireland party, is committed to achieving a 32-county democratic, socialist Republic and the end of British rule in Ireland.
Sinn Fein is a fresh alternative to the stale politics, corruption and mismanagement of the Establishment parties, and is committed to achieving real change in Irish society.
www.geocities.com /sinnfeinonline   (348 words)

 Sinn Fein: Sinn Féin Statements
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP speaking at the National Congress of Ógra Shinn Féin called on young people to take up leadership roles within Sinn Féin and to ensure that their voice is heard in the discussions which are taking place within the party about the way forward in the peace process.
Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle member Gerry Kelly MLA has said it is vital that the British government call together a meeting of the Programme for Government Committee to facilitate dialogue between the parties.
Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin MLA has said that the mobilisation of civic society and popular opinion is essential in the run up to the November deadlines for the return of the Assembly, power-sharing Executive and all-Ireland institutions so that local politicians can make the decisions on key issues such as Water Charges.
www.sinnfeinonline.com /news   (2493 words)

 Sinn Féin News: News for 28 February, 2004
Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaígh has addressed the Ard Fheis on motion 120, which reads:Sinn Féin is committed to the creation of an Irish nation that is an independent sovereign state that respects the rights of sovereignty of all nations in keeping with (and subject to the constraints of) international law.
Sinn Féín MLA for South Down Caitríona Ruane supporting motion 75 on the Cory Report said: Sinn Féin will continue to support the families of those killed through collusion and we will raise the issue of the publication of the Cory Report at every opportunity.
Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan Moving motion 93 on housing said 'There are those who refute the fact there is a housing crisis in the 26 counties, despite 48,000 families on housing waiting lists, and aprox 6,000 homeless people in the State.
www.sinnfeinnews.com /2004-02-28   (768 words)

 Sinn Fein IRA Exposed
Sinn Fein IRA just like the shamrock on this page are masters of spin, terrorists with Armani suits, they sit in government while their evil crimes against the ordinary people of Northern Ireland and the mainland United Kingdom are quickly forgotten, by a British Labour government prepared to sell off Ulster at all costs.
Sinn Fein like to pose before the international media and world opinion as a national liberation movement seeking to achieve the freedom of their people and country from enforced British colonialism.
Although Sinn Fein attempt to draw a distinction between themselves and the Provisional IRA, claiming to be merely the political wing of the Republican movement, the reality is that they are a political front for the IRA and membership of the IRA and Sinn Fein is widely over-lapping.
www.sfiraexposed.8m.net   (274 words)

 Analysis: Sinn Fein -- A Party In Crisis
Calls for Sinn Fein to be removed from both Westminster and the Northern Ireland Assembly reached a new high this week, as accusations of its leaders' involvement in paramilitary and criminal activity mounted.
Although Sinn Fein and the IRA were one integrated political movement, it was clear the IRA was the "dominant element" in the relationship, he said.
Support for Sinn Fein has dropped by 3 percent since the November 2003 election to 20 percent, and the party is now neck and neck with the SDLP, whose support has grown correspondingly by 3 percent from 17 percent.
www.spacewar.com /news/2005/upinews-031405-1422-13.html   (1214 words)

 Ogra Shinn Fein
Ogra Shinn Fein is the youth wing of Sinn Fein.
The governing body of Ogra Shinn Fein is the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, at which OSF is represented by fifteen delagates.
Ogra Shinn Fein is also represented on the Sinn Fein Ard Comhairle, on all Comhairle Cuigi, and on all Comhairle Ceanntair and cumainn where it is active.
www.geocities.com /sinnfeinonline/ogra.html   (473 words)

 CNN.com - Winner Ahern challenges Sinn Fein - May 19, 2002
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams pledged on Sunday to end "anaemic opposition" in the republic after his party increased its representation from one to five seats.
The winning of five seats by Sinn Fein, which sits in government in the British province of Northern Ireland and holds seats in the UK parliament, gives it a significant voice in the southern Irish parliament, the Dail, for the first time.
The gains by Sinn Fein and the Greens had implications for the EU since both strongly oppose the Nice Treaty on EU enlargement.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/05/19/irish.poll/index.html   (701 words)

 No surprises from Sinn Fein/IRA | Samizdata.net
Sinn Fein is in government in Ulster in order to induce the IRA to stop setting bombs off.
Perhaps the overwhelming electoral support Sinn Fein is receiving both North and South of the border and the narrowing of the demographic divide (I've heard 46/ 54% or even smaller) was just too scary.
Sinn Fein are voted for by a minority within a minority so please spare me the tosh about 'mandates'.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/002257.html   (2565 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Sinn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A member of Sinn Féin, she was sentenced to death for her militant part in the Easter Rebellion of 1916 but was released in 1917.
A member of Sinn Féin, he fought in the Easter Rebellion (1916) and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Sinn Fein in Outreach to Unionists: Trimble Responds With Meeting
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Sinn   (676 words)

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Sinn Fein have amassed huge support in the last number of years in Southern Ireland with the majority of these supporters not knowing a lot, if anything, about the party's policies, besides that of a united Ireland.
On Saturday, Sinn Fein said a candidate in Northern Ireland's 2003 legislative elections, Cora Groogan, 23, was...
The IRA and Sinn Fein were created by the continued occupation of the northern part of Ireland.
www.lycos.com /info/sinn-fein--northern-ireland.html   (383 words)

 A watershed year for Sinn Fein - Salon
Sinn Fein strategists labeled this as the "reconquest of the south." Instead this year has turned into Gerry Adams' "annus horribilis." The reason for Sinn Fein's setbacks can be summed up in three letters: IRA.
As Sinn Fein held its annual conference this past weekend, the party was under pressure as never before.
Because there is huge overlap between Sinn Fein and IRA membership, the latter is used as an internal disciplinary force.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/feature/2005/03/07/irish/index.html   (1309 words)

 Worldandnation: Sinn Fein leader risks furor with Cuba visit
MIAMI -- Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is scheduled to arrive in Cuba on Sunday for a controversial four-day visit that seems certain to alienate supporters in the United States.
Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, relies heavily on support in the United States -- especially in the New York area -- for fundraising.
One of the three IRA suspects jailed in Colombia was Sinn Fein's unofficial representative in Havana, Niall Connolly.
www.sptimes.com /News/121501/Worldandnation/Sinn_Fein_leader_risk.shtml   (994 words)

 Sinn Fein. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1986, Sinn Féin ended its boycott of Ireland’s parliament, with members taking seats for the first time since the parliament was established in 1922.
Members of Sinn Féin were elected to the assembly and participated in the province’s government, but moderate Protestant leaders insisted on IRA disarmament (finally begun in Oct., 2001) as a condition for Sinn Féin’s long-term participation in a broad-based government.
In 2002 the arrest of party members on charges of spying for the IRA led Protestants to call for Sinn Féin’s ouster from the government, and home rule was suspended.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/SinnFein.html   (680 words)

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Sinn Fein is the legal political arm of the outlawed Irish Republican Army.
SINN FEIN TO BE ALLOWED INTO REVIEW OF NORTHERN PEACE PROCESS: Despite attempts by the anti-agreement Unionist lobby to remove them, Sinn Fein are to be allowed to take their place in the 'review' of the Good Friday Agreement next month.
Bertie Ahern's government are terrified of Sinn Fein's electoral gains on both sides of the border.
lycos.com /info/sinn-fein.html   (597 words)

 Newsvine - sinn-fein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sinn Fein leaders voted Friday to convene an emergency conference and confront a pivotal issue in Northern Ireland peacemaking — whether the IRA-linked party should support the police.
Sinn Fein accused the Bush administration Monday of needlessly harassing officials of the IRA-linked party at airports in the United States, where party leader Gerry Adams was detained last week because he is on the U.S. "watch list."
Sinn Fein assemblyman Tomas O Raghallaigh discusses the ongoing struggles for a united Ireland.
www.newsvine.com /sinn-fein   (383 words)

 Profile of Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams
Elected as President of Sinn Fein in 1983, Gerry was also elected as a Minister of Parliament from West Belfast during the same year.
Centrally involved in the establishment of Sinn Fein's dialogue with the Dublin government and with most of the Irish political parties, Gerry was a member of the Sinn Fein delegation to the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.
Sinn Fein continues to achieve groundbreaking advances on both sides of the Atlantic in its quest for a just and lasting peace in Ireland.
www.sinnfein.org /documents/gerry.html   (825 words)

 BBC NEWS | N Ireland | Police raid Sinn Fein offices
Sinn Fein's offices at the Northern Ireland Assembly have been raided as part of a major police investigation into intelligence gathering by republicans.
Among those being held is a former junior employee of the Northern Ireland Office and Sinn Fein's head of administration, Denis Donaldson.
He said that was part of the reason why he gave Sinn Fein the 18 January deadline for proving the republican movement was committed to peace, or his ministers would quit the executive.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/2298675.stm   (500 words)

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