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Much remains to be told about Sinn Féin’s well of personal data on the electorate 

Irish Independent 23 Apr 2021
Why would a 32-county Irish party store the names, addresses and perceived voting intentions of Irish citizens in London and Germany? Well, that is a “technical question”, Ms McDonald said before suggesting other parties were also doing the same ... For starters, how long was the party keeping Irish voter data in London?.
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Mary Lou McDonald admits Sinn Fein’s secret voter database was not in compliance with data protection laws

Belfast Telegraph 23 Apr 2021
Mary Lou McDonald has admitted her party’s secret voter database was not in compliance with data protection laws. The Sinn Fein leader conceded the party’s database had breached at least two data protection requirements ... The Abu system contains the names, home addresses and Sinn Fein’s perceived voting intentions of around 3.5m Irish citizens.
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SNP want a Scottish ‘soft border’ with England

Belfast Telegraph 23 Apr 2021
Emma Harper, an MSP in the last parliament who is standing for the nationalist party in West Dumfries and Galloway, said that “we can show that a border will work” ... “The Tories are the party that put a border in the Irish Sea, and between Scotland and the European Single Market, which is seven times the size of the UK.
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From Chadwicks to Ryans to Smurfits: The founding families of Ireland

Irish Independent 23 Apr 2021
... families have played major roles in the success stories of Irish listed companies.
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Henderson returns in time to prove Lions credentials

Belfast Telegraph 23 Apr 2021
He will be hoping that tonight and next week offers him one last push towards a second British and Irish Lions tour, with Warren Gatland set to name his travelling party next month ... "We're just trying to do all we can each week ... Rugby Round Up Newsletter. Exclusives and expert analysis from the sports team straight to your inbox ... .
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Sinn Fein transferred Irish voters’ personal data to London – before moving secret Abu database to Germany post-Brexit

Belfast Telegraph 22 Apr 2021
... the names, home addresses and perceived voting intentions of millions of Irish voters in Frankfurt, Germany ... When asked why an Irish political party would not store the information in Ireland, McDonald told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny show, Ms McDonald said “that’s a technical question”.
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Sinn Féin transferred Irish voters’ personal data to London – before moving secret Abú database to Germany post-Brexit

Irish Independent 22 Apr 2021
... the names, home addresses and perceived voting intentions of millions of Irish voters in Frankfurt, Germany ... When asked why an Irish political party would not store the information in Ireland, McDonald told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny show, Ms McDonald said “that’s a technical question”.
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UK’s data watchdog is ‘making enquiries’ into Sinn Fein secret voter database

Belfast Telegraph 22 Apr 2021
It comes as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is continuing to seek answers from Sinn Fein about the party’s database of Irish voters’ names, ... When asked why an Irish political party would not store the information in Ireland, Ms McDonald said “that’s a technical question”.
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Mary Lou McDonald admits Sinn Féin’s secret voter database was not in compliance with data protection laws

Irish Independent 22 Apr 2021
Mary Lou McDonald has admitted her party’s secret voter database was not in compliance with data protection laws. The Sinn Féin leader conceded the party’s database had breached at least two data protection requirements ... The Abú system contains the names, home addresses and Sinn Féin’s perceived voting intentions of around 3.5m Irish citizens.
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Ministerial meeting held, easing concern over north-south relations

RTE 22 Apr 2021
There was also nervousness within the Irish Government that the cancellations signalled a policy of disengagement by the DUP ... The party argues that the creation of the Irish Sea border has weakened east-west links and relations, and as a result undermines and threatens Northern Ireland's constitutional position in the UK.
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Northern Ireland: Parties of sectarian conflict warn of renewed clashes

Anadolu Agency 22 Apr 2021
Also speaking to Anadolu Agency, Sean Murray, a prominent figure of the Sinn Fein party and former member of the IRA Army Council, warned about a possible backlash from Irish nationalists ... “And we've seen that last week because [Irish nationalist] people thought that the area was being invaded.”.
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'My pension is gone' - Irish investors count cost of German 'pyramid scheme'

RTE 22 Apr 2021
John is the first Irish person to speak on camera about his experience with Dolphin Trust, the German property company that has gone bust owing €1.2bn to investors around the world ... There are more than 1,800 Irish people who put their savings and, in many cases, their pensions, into the investment product.
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Former UFU boss fails in Seanad bid

Belfast Telegraph 22 Apr 2021
Mr Marshall was bidding for a seat in the Irish ... Ms Byrne was running with the backing of the Irish Government parties Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Greens, while the former UFU boss had the support of Sinn Fein.
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UK’s data watchdog is ‘making enquiries’ into Sinn Féin secret voter database

Irish Independent 22 Apr 2021
It comes as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is continuing to seek answers from Sinn Féin about the party’s database of Irish voters’ names, addresses and perceived voting intentions which are stored in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Rainbow Cup gives likes of Robert Baloucoune a chance to shine

The Irish Times 22 Apr 2021
However there’s likely to be a senior cohort to backbone any Irish touring party in tandem with an opportunity to look at the credentials of a handful of uncapped players ... Baloucoune is a rare ‘commodity’ in Irish rugby a bona fide wing with the skill sets to match his top end pace.
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