Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

Children gather firewood from the remains of buildings destroyed in Dublin in the Easter Rising of 1916. Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on children killed during the fighting. File photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on the children killed during the Easter Rising. Duffy has been to the forefront in seeking to commemorate (...)

An elected mayor for Dublin?

Sir, – On Monday, all four of the Dublin’s local authorities will have voted on whether or not to hold a plebiscite, the wording of which they (...)

Crisis of conscience:  Lucinda Creighton has thrived in the European portfolio but has had conflict within Fine Gael. Photograph:   Justin Mac Innes/Getty Images

Decisions, decisions. Lucinda Creighton faces a difficult choice next week when the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill returns to the Dáil. She (...)

Police officers form a cordon during a demonstration held by the far-right British National Party (BNP)  and a counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) in central London today.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Police intervened to separate about 150 far-right protesters from a much larger anti-racism crowd in London today to stop them from coming to blows ov(...)