Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness during the launch of the party’s General Election manifesto in Dungannon, CoTyrone on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland should be allowed to remain in Europe should Britain vote to exit the European Union, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness said today wh(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams have clashed over legacy issues facing their parties.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is continuing to legitimise the abduction and killing Jean McConville by the IRA, Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Mar(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of “ a deeply sinister attempt to misuse the respect which the Irish people have for 1916” at the party’s annual Arbour Hill commemorations. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has attacked Sinn Féin, claiming the party is engaged “in a deeply sinister attempt to misuse the respect which the (...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: Out every day canvassing the streets of Lisburn and towns and villages of his constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jeffrey Donaldson reckons the time may be approaching when bitter divisions that separated Ulster Unionists from Democratic Unionists could be officia(...)

NTA decided in 2013 that 10 per cent of the existing market should be tendered following a wide-ranging consultation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on bus drivers not to stop work on May 1st over proposed privatisation plans for 10 per cent of public routes.“The st(...)

Margaret Ritchie:  Unionist support and determination to retain South Down should ensure she is returned. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The SDLP has laid limpet-like claim to South Down since Eddie McGrady first won the seat for the party in 1987. That’s because the seat was so hard-wo(...)

“Focused on what?” snorted Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen at the Taoiseach. “You’re like a rabbit in the headlights.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a quiet return for our Hardly Here At All Dáil, easing itself back into the onerous task of occasionally sitting. It’s a bit like embarking on (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Marriage Equality campaign at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Yes vote for same-sex marriage would be an affirmation that all Irish citizens should be “free, equal and happy”, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)

After years of being beaten by John Hume, Gregory Campbell knows it pays to stick with it. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some nationalists have a very hard view of Gregory Campbell, outgoing MP for East Derry, or East Londonderry as he always will say, considering him to(...)

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe said this week that he would write to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett recommending a motion of censure against Mary Lou McDonald. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:39

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she stands over her decision to use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of h(...)