The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been involved in over the course of the week.

The Weekly Digest

Dublin Bay South by-election is an opportunity to vote for change

The choice in the Dublin Bay South by-election is to elect another Government TD for vultures & big property developers or vote for change. Vote Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan.

Is féidir linn.

https://fb.watch/61RaTrBa7e/

Register to vote for Dublin Bay South by-election

If you live in Dublin Bay South you can easily REGISTER ONLINE to vote at www.voter.ie/signin/register-signin in the upcoming by-election.

Make sure your voice for Change is heard!

The latest issue of the An Phoblacht magazine is now on sale!

This edition of An Phoblacht marks the 40th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strikes with some great contributions, including articles from former Republican prisoners Síle Darragh, Jim Gibney, Chrissie McAuley and Pat Sheehan MLA. They are powerful first-hand accounts of the events of 1981 inside and outside prison.

Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland Dr Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid writes an exclusive article for An Phoblacht on Israel’s latest deadly attacks in Gaza and the inhuman onslaught facing the Palestinian people. 

With growing inequalities and systemic economic underdevelopment in rural areas, the potential offered by embedding a Community Wealth Building Strategy (CWB) in Irish society is significant. Sinn Féin TD Mairead Farrell gives a Left analysis for building community wealth, while Joe Guinan explains how CWB has transformed regions in the USA and Britain.

Subscribe here today to get your copy: www.sinnfein.ie/anphoblacht

New An Phoblacht Podcast will challenge establishment perspective

To meet the demands of a growing audience for the politics of radical republicanism, and to adapt to the fast-developing world of social media, An Phoblacht has launched a new Podcast series, which complements, enhances and deepens the experience offered by our quarterly magazine and online articles.

More importantly it establishes another valuable platform in our struggle, challenging the establishment media narrative on political events and offering fresh, new and progressive ideas, perspectives and analysis.

The Podcast will launch this Monday and the first episode features an interview with former An Phoblacht Editor and Writer Danny Morrison.

It will be available on Spotify, iTunes, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Cutting energy costs

Sinn Féin’s Deirdre Hargey is cutting the cost of energy and helping workers and families to pay heating and electricity bills.

That means investing in homes and cutting people’s costs by installing new heating systems, better insulation and window replacements. 

Even more people can now access the Affordable Warmth Scheme which will help workers and low income families with the cost of energy.

Supporting families and carers is a priority for Sinn Féin

Michelle O’Neill has said daycare and respite services need to be available to give hard pressed families and carers a well deserved break. 

Supporting families and carers is a priority for Sinn Féin.

Watch Michelle here: https://fb.watch/61QwxDTA3R/

Guthanna ’81 | Voices of ’81

„Youth against H-Block & Armagh”

Michael McVeigh, from the Short Strand in Belfast, was a member of the original 'Youth Against H-Block and Armagh' group at the time of the 1980 and 1981 Hunger Strikes.

Available this Sunday at 11am via guthanna81.buzzsprout.com

This & all previous podcasts are also available on Spotify & Google Podcasts.

From Partition to Unity

A new podcast that looks back on the history & impact of Partition, the years that followed & plans for the future of the island.

Episode 4: 'Ending Partition'

In episode 4, Sinéad Ennis MLA chats to former MLA and speaker of the Assembly Mitchel McLaughlin and current MLA for North Belfast, Carál Ní Chuilin about the historic & ongoing efforts to end partition, from armed campaigns through to the Good Friday Agreement and current preparations for a referendum.

Available from Monday 14th June on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & all other major platforms.

Ending sectarianism and delivering national reconciliation

Sectarianism and societal division has wreaked havoc on our society for the last century. It has been a key component in preventing us coming together in our shared and common interests. 

Belfast Sinn Féin are currently engaged in a campaign, highlighting the need for our society to come together, to end sectarianism, the ethos of the recently published Inclusion and Reconciliation document which was launched by the party earlier this year. 

Watch below as North Belfast MP John Finucane outlines the importance of ending sectarianism and the need for national reconciliation:

https://www.facebook.com/109062612517179/posts/4040366062720128/

The document can be found here: https://www.sinnfein.ie/

Official Languages Act must be amended

Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said the Official Languages Bill needs to be significantly amended to protect the rights of Irish speakers, especially in the Gaeltacht.

Watch Aengus here: https://fb.watch/61QBqwCW0x/

Good luck to this year’s Leaving Cert Students

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has wished this year’s Leaving Cert Students the very best of luck.

The Leaving Cert Class of 2021 have been an inspiration this year. They have shown incredible dignity and determination in really difficult circumstances, and made sure that their voice could not be ignored.

Watch Donnchadh here: https://fb.watch/61RoLEsdBh/

Extended pub opening hours

Minister Deirdre Hargey is to extend weekend pub opening hours to 3am and modernise Easter opening hours in the north. This will bring the law into the 21st century.

Watch Deirdre here: https://fb.watch/61RzpuLgs4/

Petition to services for people with eating disorders

Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has launched a petition calling on the Department of Health to establish a dedicated inpatient and outpatient service for people with eating disorders. It only takes a second, you can make a difference.

Sign the petition here: chng.it/JgpSFGWMzK

Watch Órlaithí here: https://fb.watch/61RRiPYHtz/

Double Capital Investment in Housing

Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farrell has said the government must commit to a doubling of capital investment in public housing in Budget 2022.

She said Budget 22 provides this government with an opportunity to substantially increase investment in public homes, as Sinn Féin and now the ESRI are advocating for.

Watch Mairéad here: https://fb.watch/61S8n2oTCj/

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