The comments by Sinn Féin  president Gerry Adams ‘show a complete lack of acceptance of the importance of a questioning, probing, authenticating and in some cases, sceptical media’, according to Leslie Buckley of IN&M. Photograph: David Sleator

Last week’s remarks by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams about the Irish Independent represent a veiled threat to the entire free media in Ireland, accordi(...)

‘The events raised by Maíria Cahill did not take place decades ago when murky republican deeds can be shrouded in obfuscation.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The masked slipped and the naked face of Sinn Féin was exposed for all to see in the Dáil during the week thanks to the courage and persistence of Maí(...)

 Maíria Cahill arrives at the Dáil yesterday where, arising from her claims, a debate took place on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Fine Gael TD is to give gardaí the names of eight alleged abusers who were moved from Northern Ireland to the Republic by Sinn Féin, the Dáil was (...)

Bitter exchanges are expected in the Dáil this afternoon when TDs debate allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement arising from the Maíria Cahill case. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

TDs are meeting in the Dáil this afternoon to debate allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement arising from the Maíria Cahill (...)

Minister Heather Humphreys will announce details of an ambitious programme of activity to mark the 2016 centenary. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Details of an ambitious programme of activity to mark the 2016 centenary will be unveiled today by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht He(...)

 Martin Callinan’s reasons for retirement will be presented to the Government in the new year.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A report on the circumstances surrounding the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan will be presented to the Government early next (...)

Maíria Cahill: ‘She outlined in a calm manner the sinister way in which her character has been attacked by Sinn Féin and republican sympathisers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Maíria Cahill, the Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member when she was a teenager, was in Leinster House yesterday on the eve of a D(...)

 Maíria Cahill has accused Gerry Adams of making light of her experience. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Bitter exchanges are expected in the Dáil tomorrow when TDs debate allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement arising from the(...)

The televised leader debate in 1982 – a first for RTÉ –  between the taoiseach Garret FitzGerald (right) and the Opposition leader Charles Haughey.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Brian Farrell made an enormous contribution to Irish political life through his work as a broadcaster and an academic.Nobody else before or since has (...)

In 1982 Brian Farrell presided over the first ever televised leaders’ debate  in a general election, between the then heads of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, Charles Haughey  and Garret Fitzgerald  respectively. 4:23

Brian Farrell made an enormous contribution to Irish political life through his work as a broadcaster and an academic.Nobody else before or since has (...)