Multi-party negotiations began in 1994 in Northern Ireland, without Sinn Féin. The party supported the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, and members of the Dáil government negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty with the British government in 1921. Sinn Féin ("We Ourselves", often mistranslated as "Ourselves Alone") is the name of an Irish political party founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. [87] The IMC recommended further financial sanctions against Sinn Féin members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The party overtook its nationalist rival, the Social Democratic and Labour Party, as the largest nationalist party in the local elections and UK general election of 2001, winning four Westminster seats to the SDLP's three. [29] Through the 1960s, some leading figures in the movement, such as Cathal Goulding, Seán Garland, Billy McMillen, Tomás Mac Giolla, moved steadily to the left, even to Marxism, as a result of their own reading and thinking and contacts with the Irish and international left. It subsequently became a focus for various forms of Irish nationalism, especially Irish republicanism. Anderson also held her Northern Ireland seat until early 2020 when her term was cut short by Brexit. [69] Others who opposed this development left to found the Republican Network for Unity. However, the SF leadership has denied these claims. When the motion was put to the Ard Fheis, it failed to achieve the necessary two-thirds majority. Speaking this morning, party finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said: “We can continue to paper over the cracks and allow vested interests to run things as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have done for decades or we can get things right once and for all. One, under the continued leadership of Tomás Mac Giolla, became known as "Sinn Féin (Gardiner Place)", or "Official Sinn Féin"; the other, led by Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, became known as "Sinn Féin (Kevin Street)", or "Provisional Sinn Féin". Sinn Féin is the largest Irish republican political party, and was historically associated with the IRA, while also having been associated with the Provisional IRA in the party's modern incarnation. Data [178] In the 2009 election, when Dublin's representation was reduced to three MEPs, she failed to hold her seat. Sinn Féin are pro-immigration on the basis of filling up vacancies in employment, if the system can properly integrate them and resource it, the party also believes in faster application processing times for refugees. Sinn Féin's peace strategy was supported by the end

He took most Sinn Féin Teachtaí Dála (TDs) with him. none should be inferred. Sinn Féin is a democratic socialist and left-wing party. Alternative Budget 2021 - ‘Rebuilding: stronger, fairer, better’ focuses on jobs and housing amid the ongoing recession and pandemic. [58], Tentative negotiations between Sinn Féin and the British government led to more substantive discussions with the SDLP in the 1990s. [179] In the South constituency their candidate, Councillor Toiréasa Ferris, managed to nearly double the number of first preference votes,[179] lying third after the first count, but failed to get enough transfers to win a seat. Thus, when the motion to end abstention was put to the Ard Fheis on 1 November 1986, it was clear that there would not be a split in the IRA as there had been in 1970. [50] Danny Morrison expressed the mood at the 1981 Ard Fheis when he said: This was the origin of what became known as the Armalite and ballot box strategy. The phrase "Sinn Féin" is Irish for "Ourselves" or "We Ourselves",[11][12] although it is frequently mistranslated as "ourselves alone" (from "Sinn Féin Amháin", an early-20th-century slogan). The party achieved unexpected success in the early counting, with 27 candidates being elected on the first count. ", Sign up to to get the latest news direct to your inbox daily at 1pm. Sinn Féin (/ʃɪn ˈfeɪn/ shin FAYN,[6] Irish: [ʃɪnʲ ˈfʲeːnʲ]; English: "[We] Ourselves")[7] is an Irish republican[8] and democratic socialist[9] political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin is one of the two largest parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly, winning just one seat less than the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) at the 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly election. If it does not, EU disintegration becomes a real possibility. It is not in favour of the extension of legalised abortion (British 1967 Act) to Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin state they are opposed to the attitudes in society which "pressurise women" to have abortions and "criminalise" women who make this decision. It was the party's first by-election victory in the Republic of Ireland since 1925.