[Sinn Fein]

[14 TDs]

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD, Vice President Mary Lou McDonald TD and the rest of Sinn Fein's parliamentary party on the first day of the new Dáil>


Sinn Fein is the oldest political movement in Ireland. It takes its name from the Irish Gaelic expression for ``We Ourselves''. Since being founded in 1905, Irish Republicans have worked for the right of Irish people as a whole to attain national self-determination.

The movement founded almost 100 years ago by Arthur Griffith evolved into a number of organisations which carried the name.

Provisional Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein seeks the establishment of a new Ireland based on sustainable social and economic development; genuine democracy, participation, equality and justice at all levels of the economy and society; and a lasting and meaningful peace with unity of purpose and action.


To achieve these objectives, Sinn Fein backs the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which the party reached with the other northern parties and the Irish and British governments following multi-party negotiations in Belfast. These negotiations arose from the Irish Peace Process, itself initiated in discussions begun several years ago.

Sinn Fein's peace strategy was supported by the end of the armed campaign by the Irish Republican Army and was endorsed again by the decisions taken at the party's annual Ard Fheiseanna [annual conferences].

Through its leadership, the Ard Chomhairle, Sinn Fein maintains its goal of a just and lasting peace as part of its agenda for change.

Elections continue to produce further gains for the party. In the Six Counties, Sinn Fein is the leading nationalist party. It has five Westminster MPs, 29 MLAs, and 138 councillors. In the 26 Counties, the party currently has 14 TDs and 108 councillors.

Gerry Adams MPMartin McGuinness MPMichelle Gildernew MPPat Doherty MPConor Murphy MP
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TDMartin Ferris TDAengus Ó Snodaigh TDArthur Morgan TDPearse Doherty TD

Supporting Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein is organised into local cumainn, or branches, throughout Ireland. To find out about your local cumann, contact:

Sinn Fein,
44 Parnell Square,
Dublin 1.
Tel: (+353-1) 8726100 / (+353-1) 8726839 · Fax (+353-1) 8733074

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Official Documents and Press Releases

Official documents and press releases from Sinn Fein are archived here. These are released by Sinn Fein offices around the country and explain the party's views on current affairs. Contact Sinn Fein regarding any questions about its policies, or to receive official or press information; information in these archives may be out of date.

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Bobby Sands (1954-1981), on hunger strike in 1981

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