An Sionnach Fionn is an award-winning 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“).
An Sionnach Fionn* or “The White Fox” supports the restoration of Ireland’s indigenous language and culture through the peaceful establishment of a pluralist, all-island Gaelic Republic, with regional government for the Six Counties, the British legacy colony in the north-east of the country.
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.
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Awards and Recognition
- Blog Awards Ireland 2018: Finalist Best Current Affairs & Politics Category. Finalist Best Arts & Culture Category.
- Vuelio’s Top Ten Irish Blogs 2018: Featured in the annual list of leading Irish blogs by Vuelio, the London-based public relations and communications company.
- The 10 Most Influential Irish Blogs On The Net 2018: Featured in the list of the top ten Irish blogs by IB4UD (Ireland Before You Die).
- Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites And Newsletters To Follow 2018: Featured in Feedspot’s global list of top political websites.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2017: Winner Best Current Affairs & Politics Category. Finalist Best Arts & Culture Category.
- Vuelio’s Top Ten Irish Blogs 2017: Featured in the annual list of leading Irish blogs by Vuelio, the London-based public relations and communications company.
- Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites And Newsletters To Follow 2017: Featured in Feedspot’s global list of top political websites.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2016: Finalist Best Current Affairs & Politics Category.
- 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.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2015: Finalist 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.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2014: Finalist Best News, Current Affairs & Politics Category, Nominated Best Mobile Blog Category, Nominated Best Blog Post Category.
- Blog Awards Ireland 2013: Finalist Best Politics Category, Nominated Best Personal Blog Category, Nominated Best Blog Post Category.
Featured In Print
- Secessionism and Terrorism: Bombs, Blood and Independence in Europe and Eurasia, edited by Glen M.E. Duerr (Routledge, New York 2019)
- The Coming of the Celts, AD 1862: Celtic Nationalism in Ireland and Wales, by Caoimhín de Barra (University of Notre Dame Press, Indiana 2018)
- The Immortal Deed of Michael O’Leary, by Cónal Creedon (Cork City Libraries / Leabharlanna Cathrach Chorcaí, Cork 2015)
- Tolkien Studies Volume 10 (West Virginia University Press, Morgantown 2013)
- Tolkien Transactions LXXX (The Tolkien Society, April 2017)
- Tolkien Transactions LXXVIII (The Tolkien Society, February 2017)
- Tolkien Transactions LX (The Tolkien Society, July 2015)
What Others Say
“…an obscure Irish website”
Lionel Shriver, American novelist and columnist.
John Moynes, Irish poet, writer and comedian.
“The dorkiest piece of MOPEry ever written. Beyond parody”
Newton Emerson, British journalist and newspaper columnist.
“On one website they denounce his work … I am sure that includes me”
Eoghan Harris, Irish television producer and newspaper columnist.
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 Reconquest of Ireland and the Reconquest of Ireland is the saving of Irish. 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)
An: /ənˠ/ Sionnach: /ˈʃɪn̪ˠəx/ Fionn: [fʲũn]
Approximate phonetic pronunciation for English speakers: “On” “Shinnock” “Fyun”