Sinn Fein

Orfhlaith Begley is MP for West Tyrone

What has Orfhlaith Begley been up to today?

Orfhlaith Begley is MP for West Tyrone and a member of the Sinn Fein party.

Orfhlaith Begley has 8717 followers on Twitter.

Meeting the new ‘Giant on the Cairn.’ One of a series of giants now located across the Sperrins. Incredible sculptures 🙌🏻

ANSWERS… Hundreds of people turned out at a protest in Strabane this evening demanding the Secretary of State releases all the files relating to the death of Noah Donohoe. Watch footage of the protest here.

POLITICS: Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley, has written to the British Treasury pressing for Carer’s Allowance to be included as a qualifying benefit for the £650 ‘Cost of Living’ support payments.

Delighted to have chaired this morning’s ‘Have your Say’ session as part of #Breastival. Thanks to all the MLAs and MPs who joined us. Cross party consensus and commitment to take a number of important issues forward - watch this space! #normalise #protect #promote #celebrate

Along with my party colleagues @LizK1988, @LindaDillon81 @OrfhlaithBegley & @GildernewColm I just took part in a cross party panel discussion as part of #Breastival.

@BreastivalNI is an award-winning festival running from 1-7 August celebrating all things breastfeeding! 👩


Before our game against @ErrigalCiaran1 tonight, both teams came together to send solidarity to the Donohoe family in their fight for truth and justice for Noah.

📍The Boe Inn, Dromore
🗓Sun 31st July
🕰 12.30pm
Conversation with me & @nbrogan087 about my latest book ‘Black Mountain’. Bígí linn.

I have raised serious concerns with British Secretary of State, Shailesh Vara, following his approval of a PII certificate to conceal information relating to Noah Donohoe.

The PII certificate must be withdrawn now.

Fiona and her family deserve full access to truth and justice.

Still the injustice of Councillor Patsy Kelly's murder echoes through the decades, still to be heard today on his 48th anniversary.

And still the British authorities protect, who the celebrated Tyrone writer Benedict Kiely described as the "murderers in the dark who had made

The @CommunitiesNI Minister @Deirdrehargey confirms the Emergency Payment scheme for flooding is active. Householders who have suffered severe inconvenience from flooding can claim £1,000 payment through their local council. ⬇️

🎶 An incredible performance from the Ulster Youth Folk Orchestra at the Ulster Fleadh in Dromore tonight - ar fheabhas 👏👏

Found app that animates photos & was able to bring this old pic of my father to life.

His 48th anniversary is this Sun 24th July - despite British gov attempts to deliver amnesty for their soldiers, we'll continue to seek truth & justice for our father - Councillor Patsy Kelly

"To those young Irish people in Australia who want to come home: I want you to know that we are working hard to change things for you, that we WILL change things for you, and we will make Ireland the home that you deserve." – @MaryLouMcDonald

A poignant night retracing the last steps of Vol Tobias Molloy, brutally murdered by a British soldier at just 18 years old. Solidarity with the Molloy family who still seek justice 50 years on. 🕊

Remembering Martin Hurson on his 38th anniversary
"Among the hills of green Tyrone
An Irish soldier lies
The youthful Martin Hurson who for Ireland gave his life
To uphold his country's dignity he followed Bobby Sands
On hunger strike for human rights
To death he took his stand."

⭐Omagh we're on our way!⭐

🗓️Join us at 1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road on 1st and 2nd July 2022
💭Find out more -

#StoryTrails #Unboxed22 #AR #VR #Omagh #free #event#family #history #metaverse

MP for the area @OrfhlaithBegley welcomes today's announcement that GP services in Trillick & Dromore Co Tyrone have been saved for now. @healthdpt @WesternHSCTrust #UTV

After intensive efforts over many weeks I welcome that the Western Trust have agreed to take on the contract for the Dromore and Trillick GP Practice. This announcement will be a welcome relief to the over 5,500 patients. A much needed financial investment should now follow.

Unmissable feel -good show of the year, Circus, inspired by the Greatest Showman, brought to you by the sensational Skyzdalimit. Celebrating humanity and diversity. Immersive fun show for all the family! Come and support us. Prepare to be blown away!

Devastating news to hear of the passing of Damian Casey. An incredible talent who brought so much joy to Tyrone Gaels. Lighting up Croke Park only a couple of weeks ago.

My deepest condolences to Damian’s family, friends, and teammates. 🙏

The unilateral actions of Boris Johnson are utterly reckless. It is clearly a breach of International Law. The impact on our businesses & economy could be colossal. The pro-protocol parties have jointly written to Boris Johnson today to firmly reject his legislation and approach

Lads. Long shot but anyone with any celeb contacts?

The Saturday Club Omagh celebrating 20 years. 200 kids w/ special needs & 2000 volunteers supported in that time 🥰

We want to get as many video congratulations to play on the night as we can!

RTs welcome 🙏

The irony of the sub-heading of this 1999 newspaper article is not lost on anyone who knows about previous police investigator's attitudes towards the abduction & murder of my father, Cllr. Patsy Kelly outside Trillick, Tyrone in Jul 74.

#NeverGivingUp #TimeForTruth #BillOfShame

Sinn Féin MP @OrfhlaithBegley has welcomed the Infrastructure Minister @JohnODowdSF's commitment to progressing the A5 road upgrade

Infrastructure Minister @JohnODowdSF has affirmed his commitment to progressing the A5 Western Transport Corridor Flagship Project
@fermanaghomagh @MidUlster_DC @dcsdcouncil

Today Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd reaffirmed his commitment to the delivery of the A5 which is a strategic priority for his department.

Immediate safety measures will also be introduced at Garvaghy, including signage,street lighting & a footpath for local residents.

Please support and RT this event in Strabane next week. @MensHealthIRL @we_are_tyrone @StrabaneWeekly @teamtalkmagLIVE @TyroneGAALive @SigersonsGAA @strabaneafc @StrabaShamrocks @StrabaneCC @StrabaneRFC @StrabaneGolf @UlsterImage @OrfhlaithBegley @MaoliosaMcH #MensHealthWeek

Thanks to local Member of Parliament Órfhlaith Begley @OrfhlaithBegley for attending my book launch in Killyclogher last night - it was a great success and a huge turnout. Thanks to everyone for the support.

Michaela McAreavey was a loving wife, sister and daughter and will be remembered for being a talented and much loved person.

It is hard to put into words the pain inflicted by that vile video. Thoughts are with her family at this time 🙏

Thank you to everyone who reported this to me tonight.
A beautiful young woman was murdered on honeymoon & this is how loyalists “celebrate” the Queen’s jubilee.
I have reported this to the PSNI & will be taking further action. ⁦@ChiefConPSNI⁩

Ex-British soldier David Holden has been giving evidence at his trial for the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie in 1988

Holden told court how his claim that his wet hands slipped when moving the gun that killed McAnespie was his 'theory' on what happened rather than recollection

A busy few days in Québec, Canada engaging with several elected representatives on international support to advance Irish unity.

Strong support for a unity referendum and to uphold the GFA/ protocol during future trade deals.

The School of Irish Studies of ⁦@Concordia⁩ University in #Montréal welcomed the visit of Órfhlaith Begley, lawyer, human rights advocate, Irish athlete and ⁦Sinn⁩ Féin MP for West Tyrone. Órfhlaith has been meeting with #Québec politicians and members of the diaspora

Andres Fontecilla MNA, International Affairs Critic for Quebec Solidaire, welcomes @OrfhlaithBegley MP to Quebec National Assembly with party call for full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement including a vote on Irish Unity. "Erin Go Bragh!"

Aujourd'hui, @RubaGhazalQS et moi avons eu l'immense honneur de rencontrer une députée irlandaise du @sinnfeinireland : @OrfhlaithBegley !

La solidarité entre peuples en quête d'autodétermination est tellement importante. Inspirons-nous les uns des autres !

⭕️ History will be made today with the introduction of Acht Gaeilge. The Irish language will be granted official status.

Full credit to all the activists who have campaigned for years and years for this historic day👏

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Christopher Hazzard is MP for South Down

What has Christopher Hazzard been up to today?

Christopher Hazzard is MP for South Down and a member of the Sinn Fein party.

Christopher Hazzard has 24993 followers on Twitter.

Apartheid Israel is indiscriminately bombing residential areas of #Gaza

Palestinian men, women & children are being killed daily

The actions of the colonial-settler state are as grotesque as Putin’s plundering of Ukraine

Yet Arab life appears less of a concern to western media

Key message @RSPBNI panel at @FeileBelfast

Covid has again exposed the eco-colonial features of capitalism & its cataclysmic impact on the natural world due to its endless, predatory search for profits & capital accumulation no matter the human, social, or ecological consequence

Delighted to be participating in Friday’s discussion on the life & legacy of Tadhg Barry - the incorrigible revolutionary who for too long was largely forgotten from the collective narrative of Ireland’s fight for freedom

Bígí Linn

We want to form an Executive now, to support people as the cost-of-living rises, and to fix our health service

My message to the DUP is join with the rest of us, work with the rest of us, and help to deliver for people

By working together we can deliver real change for everyone

Meet our exciting panel for #NatureTalksBack, this Friday 5 August at @FeileBelfast.
Together we will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the NI Assembly as they shape NI's first Climate Action Plan
Book your FREE ticket👉

We must urgently get to grips with the ecologically destructive & greedy profit gauging of the fossil giants

Public ownership / democratic control of energy and the earth’s finite natural resources is the start of the conversation we need to be having

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, Unrepentant Fenian, interred Glasnevin, 1 Aug 1915.

“And why shouldn't an Irishman be mad; when he grows up face to face with the plunderers of his land and race, and sees them looking down upon him as if he were a mere thing of loathing and contempt!”

Supporting BT @CWUnews workers today in Downpatrick

Company making billions in profits; a fat-cat CEO giving himself millions; and workers’ left to struggle

It’s time for a wage increase for workers ✊🏻

So today BT have announced they made £400m profits in just 3months

In the coming days BT / Openreach workers will strike for fair pay & conditions

It is a political choice not to guarantee a fair wage for workers - full support & solidarity to @CWUnews @CWU_nitb @Cwunieast

The current leader of the ‘Labour’ party at Westminster is perfectly comfortable sitting in the Royal Box at Wimbledon during a cost of living crisis yet can’t tolerate one of his front bench ministers attending a picketline

‘Win at all costs’ wins nothing in the end!

National Hunger Strike Commemoration - Sunday 21st August 2022

Belfast Co. Antrim. Assemble at Dunville Park @ 1:30pm

Remember the Hunger Strikers 🇮🇪🏴

Solidarity with the people of #Cuba on this #26DeJulio as friends and comrades across the world remember the historic attack on Moncada Barracks

¡Viva la Revolución! 🇨🇺🇮🇪


Celebración del aniversario del 26 de julio: Un mensaje de solidaridad con Cuba del @irelandREDH 🇨🇺✊
@CubaIreSol @UrbanNathalia @ChrisHazzardSF @workersparty @lizdhabana @edhcuba @HumanidadEnRed @soraya_jaime @Maximo8255 @DignoCubano @CubaIramis

Imperialism never sleeps

Solidarity with the people of Latin America who will undoubtedly face increasing meddling, intervention & outright Coup d'état in the years ahead

Sinn Féin MP @ChrisHazzardSF said the Tory party chaos and their actions in Westminster demonstrates they are an untrustworthy partner in Ireland and internationally

Happy Birthday #FrantzFanon

Born on this day in 1925, the Algerian revolutionary was a hugely significant internationalist & pan-African thinker

His works on anti-colonial struggle were popular amongst revolutionaries from Ireland to Angola, Vietnam to Nicaragua ✊🏻

The Tories have demonstrated they are an untrustworthy partner in Ireland & internationally

Now is the time to assert the primacy of politics; honour agreements; and respect international law which protects the all-island economy & prevents a hard border on the island of Ireland

Our forests are disappearing, fertile soils are breaking down, insects are suffering annihilation, oceans are being killed - we are terraforming the beautiful blue planet into an ecological desert

Hard not to conclude we have entered earth’s sixth mass extinction event

Today we remember Henry Joy McCracken, who was executed on this day in 1798

Inspired by the American & French revolutions, McCracken was a leading member of the United Irish society who sought to break Britain’s imperial grip on Ireland and establish an Irish Republic 🇮🇪

🚧 Loughinisland Resurfacing 🚧

Delighted this scheme is finally commencing this week 👏🏻

Expect some disruption whilst works are ongoing

Sunak says “no Govt is doing more on cost of living crisis” - this is a lie!

France, Spain, Portugal and a host of other states doing much, much more to help citizens

Tory choices are making the crisis worse


Sinn Féin MP @ChrisHazzardSF has welcomed news that the European Commission has adopted the Peace Plus program for 2021-2027.

The £1 billion programme had been threatened by the DUP’s boycott of the North South Ministerial Council.

As a First Minister for all, I want to work with everyone.

Together, we can build a better future for our young people.

Together, we can build a better future for our communities.

Together, we can build a better future for all.

That is what our people deserve.

During the Assembly election campaign a number of our billboards in South Down were damaged as the faces of Michelle & Mary Lou were cut out with a knife

We knew they would probably turn up further down the line

Premeditated, despicable hatred

A pleasure as always to meet with Cuba’s Ambassador to Britain @B_E_Montalvo

The resiliency & dignity of the Cuban people in the face of cruel US embargo remains a powerful inspiration around the world

Encouraging to hear of unprecedented growth in Cuban Bio-Tech industry 🔬

Sinn Féin President @MaryLouMcDonald has this morning announced that Sinn Féin has tabled a Dáil motion of no-confidence in the government

"This is a government that is out of ideas, out of touch and out of time."

Tory 🤡 on #BBCQuestionTime just said “people of NI aren’t enjoying the benefits of Brexit”

In other news, the north’s economy is at a 15year high….

“The British Govt are reaching deep into our criminal justice system, and in doing so are once again undermining the devolution settlement”

Powerful testimony from @CAJNi & @kieranmcevoy2 today in Óireachtas regarding British Govt legacy plans

It has been an utter absurdity that the people here have been subjected to Boris Johnson for any length of time. He is a figure of absolute disrepute. Anyone who tries to sabotage our peace agreements, a quarter century of progress and our shared future is truly no friend of ours

Relations between Britain & Ireland have suffered greatly under Boris Johnson

His successor must work to restore trust & cooperation - the basis of which must be a commitment to the rule of law & implementation of agreements made

So the Tories have swapped a billionaire for a multi-millionaire as Chancellor. Boring

This farcical, pariah Prime Minister and his chaotic cabinet trundle along while workers struggle to cope with the cost of living

The sooner an election is called the better

Tories out!

A great time visiting @NearyNogsChocs in the #Mournes today

Ireland’s award-wining craft chocolate producers with a passion for sustainable, ethical farming in Latin America & Africa

One of Africa’s greatest revolutionary figures, Patrice Lumumba, was born #OTD in 1925

He was the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Republic of the Congo until he was overthrown & murdered in a coup d'etat directed by CIA & Belgian authorities

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Michelle Gildernew is MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone

What has Michelle Gildernew been up to today?

Michelle Gildernew is MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and a member of the Sinn Fein party.

Michelle Gildernew has 20982 followers on Twitter.

@MichealMartinTD Any comment Micheál on how British government's amnesty for their security forces who colluded to murder people, like my father Cllr Patsy Kelly, is standing in the way of reconciliation & healing our society? Or are there no political points for you to score on that?

Big thanks to @mayordcsdc for hosting a working breakfast in the Guildhall this morning to discuss #breastfeeding & need for more support for local families who want to breastfeed from perspective of parents, advocates & service providers 😍 @WesternHSCTrust @RCPCHtweets #WBW2022

Thinking about moving/returning to Ireland- if so come to our next information clinic in partnership with @brumirish on Monday 5th September (2-4pm)

See poster for more info and registration details 👇

I have contacted @niwnews about the water outage in #Enniskillen

Their engineers are on site at the minute dealing with a burst water main with an estimated restoration time of 12pm.

Children love dress up, they love colour and sparkle and music, there was nothing threatening in @MsCherrieOntop reading a story, it says more about the mindset of the people seeking to turn an innocent event into something sinister

Former Unionist Ben Collins: 'Why I’m now for Irish Unity'

Experiences like this highlight why @BreastivalNI is important in reducing the stigma around #breastfeeding in NI. The 'Big Latch On' offers a safe and supportive space for mothers to feed their babies in public.

Sign up here:

Looking forward to meeting up with friends of NIPANC on Saturday, August 20th at the @DunsillyHotel

Book your place, free, here:

At Dublin Airport early this morning to see my third brother emigrate, another health care worker leaving this island. If that's not a damning indictment of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael then I don't know what is

Discussing tactics for the @fermanaghladies final, later today, with @ainemurphy116.

With not a goalpost in sight, it's a good job I never made the team. 😏

Ádh mór oraibh a chairde, no doubt you will do us proud! 🟢⚪️

🗓Sunday 31st July
📍Croke Park

Are you aged 14-18
and interested in -
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Sports Leadership
Film Making
Well Youth in Action are running a summer program from the Lakeland Forum this August

I have raised serious concerns with British Secretary of State, Shailesh Vara, following his approval of a PII certificate to conceal information relating to Noah Donohoe.

The PII certificate must be withdrawn now.

Fiona and her family deserve full access to truth and justice.

The decision of the British Secretary of State to approve a PII certificate to hide information relating to Noah Donohoe’s death is deeply concerning & shameful.

We will continue to stand with Fiona Donohoe & her family in their campaign for truth & justice.

One of the first actions of the new British Secretary of State has been to sign a PII certificate to conceal information on the death of 14-year-old Noah Donohoe! He should read the files and withdraw the use of conflict gagging orders in the case of this innocent child’s death.