Sinn Fein

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has warned there is “no credible alternative” to the Northern Ireland Protocol. It...

February 26, 2021

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

The chairman of Stormont’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Declan McAleer MLA, has cautioned against the public commitment...

January 12, 2021

‘Hard Brexit is doomsday for farmers’ – McAleer

‘Hard Brexit is doomsday for farmers’ – McAleer

Independent reports by the Irish Institute of European Affairs (IIEA) and the Department of Economy confirm that a hard Brexit...

July 25, 2019

‘Brexit will be a disaster for the people of this island’

‘Brexit will be a disaster for the people of this island’

The survival of farming and agri-food in Northern Ireland hangs in the balance as a result of Brexit, according to...

May 29, 2017

Sinn Fein proposes special status for the North as part of Brexit deal

Sinn Fein proposes special status for the North as part of Brexit deal

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson believes that a Brexit deal can be arrived at, which will deliver continuing membership of...

May 5, 2017

UK general election comes at an ‘uncertain time for farming’

UK general election comes at an ‘uncertain time for farming’

The UK goes to the polls on Thursday, June 8, in what is now widely regarded as a second referendum...

April 22, 2017

‘Growing phenomenon’ of food fraud forces MEPs to pass new rules

‘Growing phenomenon’ of food fraud forces MEPs to pass new rules

New rules have been passed in the European Parliament which will help tackle the ‘growing phenomenon’ of food fraud, Irish MEP...

March 16, 2017

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill, a former Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland, has been named the new leader of Sinn Fein in...

January 23, 2017

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for the Sligo Leitrim constituency, has been appointed to the role of Sinn Fein spokesperson...

May 14, 2016

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

Northern Ireland’s former Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill, has been re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. According to Sinn Fein...

May 9, 2016

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

A Sinn Féin County Councillor has said the re-occurrence of dumped cattle carcasses in north Louth has left the farming...

April 30, 2016

Ban on EU agricultural products by Russia very worrying – Anderson

Ban on EU agricultural products by Russia very worrying – Anderson

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the ban imposed by Russia on EU agricultural products is very worrying for...

September 22, 2014

400 livestock farmers attend Ballinasloe meeting

400 livestock farmers attend Ballinasloe meeting

Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesman Martin Ferris has told Agriland that 400-plus livestock farmers attended the open meeting, which he hosted...

July 15, 2014

Sinn Fein outlines its agri agenda in Brussels

Sinn Fein outlines its agri agenda in Brussels

The recent Parliamentary elections saw Sinn Fein secure seats in the European Parliament in every constituency on the island of...

July 14, 2014

Northern Minister’s focus on beef crisis welcomed

Northern Minister’s focus on beef crisis welcomed

Sinn Féin MLA and spokesperson on agriculture Oliver McMullan has said he welcomes the focus being placed by the North’s...

June 19, 2014

North’s MEPs confirm their  ‘farming’ priorities

North’s MEPs confirm their ‘farming’ priorities

With the European Elections now over our returning MEP representatives to Brussels and Strasbourg have been outlining their priorities for...

June 2, 2014

O’ Neill confirms her commitment to agri-food policies

O’ Neill confirms her commitment to agri-food policies

Speaking at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis last weekend, the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill confirmed her ongoing commitment to...

February 10, 2014

Northern Ireland’s food industry can ‘kick with both feet’

Northern Ireland’s food industry can ‘kick with both feet’

The View from Northern Ireland: Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has confirmed that Northern Ireland’s food industry must be allowed...

October 16, 2013