Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin has accused its political opponents of using the murders of Kevin McGuigan and Gerard “Jock” Davidson to attack the party in the lead up t(...)

DUP MP  Jeffrey Donaldson. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Unionist politicians have warned there must be no “fudging” of the response to alleged IRA involvement in the killing of republican Kevin McGuigan i(...)

Alan Kelly has called on Gerry Adams to say the IRA “will never exist again”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne 3:07

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams must assure the Irish public the IRA no longer exists and “will never exist again”, according to the Minister for Environ(...)

Kevin McGuigan with his grandson Ollie:  McGuigan is believed to have been shot deat in retaliation for the murder of Gerard “Jock” Davison last May

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald are preparing to meet Northern Secretary Teresa Villiers to (...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: spokesman said “far too many tenancy and landlord disputes are over deposits”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Labour is negotiating with Fine Gael over legislation to end the “culture” of landlords not returning deposits to tenants and linking rent increases (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: referred to the ‘very nasty murder’ of former IRA member Kevin McGuigan in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Fine Gael side of the Coalition has adopted an uncharacteristic “whatever you say, say nothing” approach to the potential political fallout for(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he had spoken to both Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan about the Kevin McGuigan murder investigation.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said the Government has adopted a “very cautious” approach to commenting on the murder of Kevin McGuigan in eas(...)

Protesters at one of the many anti-water charge demonstrations since the levy was announced. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senior Coalition figures believe changes will have to be made to the structure of water charges to help “draw a line” under controversies surrounding (...)

Fianna Fáil’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen has said: “The issue with the policy is that every time Alan Kelly (above) picks up a phone to a journalist his policy on Irish Water changes. It’s become absolutely farcical. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has said the Government’s stance on water charges has “become absolutely farcical”. Mr Cowen was speakin(...)

Fianna Fáil’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen has derided the proposed scheme to relocate homeless Dublin people in rural areas as “crazy”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen has derided the proposed scheme to relocate homeless Dublin people in rural areas as “crazy”. Mr Cowen(...)