An Sionnach Fionn or “The White Fox” is an independent media website featuring Irish Republican commentary on national and international news, politics, history and culture. Since 2011 it has promoted progressive opinion and analysis on the island nation of Ireland, advocating the social-democratic and secular principle that its citizens should serve, in the words of the Fenian maxim, ní bóna ná coróin (“neither crown nor collar“). ASF supports the restoration of Ireland’s indigenous language and culture through the establishment of a pluralist, all-island Gaelic Republic. The website also features reports on Irish Geek culture, from books to movies, comics to television.
An Sionnach Fionn is not affiliated with any political party or organisation.
Bíodh an Ghaeilge ag stiúra na réabhlóide, ar an gcaoi seo bíodh an Ghaeilge ar na smaointí is forásaí in Éirinn: is ionann sin agus slánú na Gaeilge. ’Sí an Ghaeilge Athghabháil na hÉireann agus is í Athghabháil na hÉireann slánú na Gaeilge. ’Sí teanga na muintire a shlánós an mhuintir. Mar sin, an áit is tréine an agóid bíodh an póstaer Gaeilge le feiceáil agus an gháir Ghaeilge le cloisteáil.
“Let Irish direct the revolution, in this way let Irish be among the most progressive ideas in Ireland: and that will be the saving of Irish. Irish is the Retaking of Ireland and the Retaking of Ireland is the saving of Ireland. The language of the people will save the people. Therefore, let the Irish poster be seen and the Irish cheer heard at the greatest protests.”
Máirtín Ó Cadhain (Gluaiseacht na Gaeilge. Gluaiseacht ar Strae; 1970)
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Awards and Recognition:
- Blog Awards Ireland 2016: Nominated, Best Current Affairs & Politics Category.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2015: Nominated, Best Blog Post Category.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2014: Nominated, Best News, Current Affairs & Politics Category, Best Mobile Blog Category, Best Blog Post Category.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2013: Nominated, Best Politics Category, Best Personal Blog Category, Best Blog Post Category.
- The UK Web Archive, 2015: Selected for inclusion in the “Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive”, part of the national internet archives of the United Kingdom, by the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, in co-operation with the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the British Library, London.
- The Irish Web Archive, 2016: Selected for inclusion in the “Remembering 1916, Recording 2016” project, part of the national internet archives of Ireland, by the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
- Vuelio’s Top Ten Irish Blogs: Number Four in the 2017 list of leading Irish blogs by Vuelio, the London-based public relations and communications company.
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