Sinn Fein


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Sinn Fein

 (shĭn fān′, fĕ′ĭn)
n.
An Irish political and cultural society founded about 1905 to promote political and economic independence from England, unification of Ireland, and a renewal of Irish culture. It now constitutes the political branch of the Irish Republican Army.

[Irish Gaelic sinn féin : sinn, we (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish) + féin, self (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots).]

Sinn Fein′er n.
Sinn′ Fein′ism n.
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Sinn Féin

(ˈʃɪn ˈfeːn)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an Irish republican political movement founded about 1905 and linked to the revolutionary Irish Republican Army: divided into a Provisional and an Official movement since a similar split in the IRA in late 1969
[C20: from Irish: we ourselves]
Sinn Féiner n
Sinn Féinism n
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Sinn Fein

(ˈʃɪn ˈfeɪn)
n.
an Irish nationalist organization founded about 1905, existing today as the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
[< Irish sinn féin we ourselves]
Sinn′ Fein′er, n.
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Sinn Féin

1. An Irish phrase meaning ourselves alone, used as the name of an Irish republican political movement.
2. Gaelic for “Ourselves Alone” An Irish nationalist party founded 1902 and absorbing other groups 1907–8. It was prominent in the 1913–14 Irish home rule crisis and the 1916 Easter Rising. Now the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
IRA, Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provos - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
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Translations

Sinn Fein

[ˌʃɪnˈfeːn] NSinn Fein m
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Sinn Féin

[ˌʃɪnˈfeɪn] nSinn Féin m (parti politique irlandais qui soutient l'IRA)
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Sinn Fein

n (Ir Pol) → Sinn Fein f
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Sinn Féin

[ˈʃɪnˈfeɪn] nSinn Féin m inv braccio politico dei cattolici repubblicani
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Sinn Fein has reacted angrily to a second draft of plans to cut the number of constituencies from 18 to 17, claiming the proposals blatantly favour the DUP.
Nevertheless, the inability to analyze Sinn Fein's results in the recent election does not take away from the substance of the book, which describes the long, slow drawn-out development of Sinn Fein's political project in the Republic.
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Sinn Fein's Arthur Morgan currently represents the Louth constituency in the Dail Eireann parliament, but following his recent decision to stand down at the next election, Mr Adams is poised to throw his hat in the ring.
Sinn Fein refused to allow a full Executive meeting in the absence of DUP movement on the devolution of policing and justice powers to Stormont and attacked the SDLP for joining unionists against Sinn Fein.
The party ruling executive met in Dublin on Saturday and cleared the way for three members of the Sinn Fein Assembly party to take their sets when the board meets next month.
The government collapsed in 2002 when the Sinn Fein spy ring claims first surfaced.
Speaking as a bereaved parent who lost his 12year-old son following the IRA bombing of Warrington 12 years ago this month, Mr Parry said: 'If Sinn Fein are truly democratic it is time for them to disown the IRA.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams insisted that the party remained strong and that their political support was still as united as ever.
The party confirmed that at a meeting of senior Sinn Fein leaders in Belfast, Mr Adams said he believed the party could support proposals put forward by Tony Blair and Irish premier Bertie Ahern.
The recent victories for the left-wing Sinn Fein are a challenge to globalization and sharply contrast with the righting populism recently surfacing in other European elections.
One of those arrested was Niall Connolly -- Sinn Fein's representative in Cuba.