Irish nationalist Encyclopaedia Britannica)that long was widely regarded as the political wing of the Provisional (IRA), though from at least the 1990s both organisations emphasised their separateness. Organised in and the Republic of Ireland, Sinn Féin strives for an end to the political partition of the island of Ireland, embodying an that is variously characterised as and Republicanism. Sinn Féin advocates democratic socialism, but some observers question the accuracy of its frequent portrayal as a party of the radical left. (Source:
Main opposition party in Ireland’s parliament as of October 2020.