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Sinn Féin
President Mary Lou McDonald
Vice President Michelle O'Neill
Chairperson Declan Kearney
General Secretary Dawn Doyle
Seanad Leader Rose Conway-Walsh
Founder Arthur Griffith
Founded
  • 28 November 1905
    (original form)
  • 17 January 1970
    (current form)
Headquarters 44 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 XA36
Newspaper An Phoblacht
Youth wing Ógra Shinn Féin
Ideology
Political position Centre-left to left-wing
European Parliament group European United Left–Nordic Green Left
Colours      Green
Slogan "Building an Ireland of Equals"
Dáil Éireann
22 / 158
Seanad Éireann
6 / 60
Northern Ireland Assembly
27 / 90
House of Commons
(NI seats)
7 / 18
(Abstentionist)
European Parliament (Republic of Ireland)
1 / 11
European Parliament (Northern Ireland)
1 / 3
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
81 / 949
Local government in Northern Ireland
105 / 462

Sinn Féin is a political party in Ireland. Beginning with the Sinn Féin organisation set up in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, it took its current form in 1970 after a split within the party. The leader of Sinn Féin is Gerry Adams. It is one of the most important parties arguing for a united island of Ireland and is described as left wing. In the past, the party has been linked to the Provisional IRA. The name is Irish for "ourselves" or "we ourselves", although it is frequently wrongly translated as "ourselves alone".

Sinn Féin is the second largest party in the parliament of Northern Ireland (the Northern Ireland Assembly), the fifth largest party in the parliament of the Irish Republic (Dáil Éireann) and has 5 elected members of the British House of Commons, however, party policy says that representatives must refuse to take their seats there.

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