Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill speaks at a party conference on Irish unity in Sinn Féin names Michelle O'Neill as new leader in Northern Ireland. The daughter of a former IRA prisoner has been unveiled as the new leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland. Michelle O'Neill, who currently. Sinn Féin is a left-wing Irish republican political party active in the Republic of Ireland as well as .. The new Labour government of Tony Blair wasn't reliant on unionist votes and re-admitted Sinn Féin, leading to another, permanent, ceasefire. Leader in Northern Ireland : Michelle O'Neill M. He worked as a barman at the Duke of York pub in Belfast where he was fascinated by the political gossip traded among the journalists and lawyers who frequented the bar. Larry Grogan County Louth. Login Register Subscribe Rewards Search Video. Politics of Ireland Politics portal List of political parties. Retrieved 14 May Michael O'Flanagan — County Roscommon. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams l and Sinn Fein politician and Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, Martin Mcguinness r at a press conference last year. It was the party's first by-election victory in the Republic of Ireland since Leader in Northern Ireland Assembly [ edit ] Name of MLA Birth—Death Term of Office Constituency Elected Assembly Gerry Adams born In the UK general election , Adams regained Belfast West. At the general election in the party had expectations of substantial gains,   with poll predictions that they would gain five  to ten seats. The talks resulted in the Good Friday Agreement Belfast Agreement of April on steps leading to a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland.