Elections these days are about money. Soaring ad budgets, media campaigns, the increasing emphasis on promoting national leaders and messages, and, fo(...)

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer Jonathan O’Brien has said.

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer has said.Jonathan O’Brien was responding(...)

Party figures have cast doubt over recent opinion polls that show Sinn Féin hovering around the mid-20s and claim their own internal polls put the party around 20 per cent. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is planning on having an election candidate selected in every constituency by next month and is considering running two candidates in a numb(...)

Ruth Barry (36), of Moy Elta Road, East Wall, Dublin 3, was found guilty by a jury of cutting the face and causing serious injury to Ms Bray on O’Connell Street on June 25th, 2010.

A woman who attacked award-winning journalist Jennifer Bray on O’Connell Street five years ago has had her appeal against conviction dismissed by the (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said it is “regrettable that the unions have decided to ignore the compromise available”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teacher unions are warning of further industrial action if Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan does not further water down junior cycle reforms foll(...)

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien is not seeking an apology from Labour’s Eric Byrne for commenting on his brother’s situation during a Leaders’ Questions exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:31

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has said he is not seeking a personal apology from Labour TD Eric Byrne, who made a remark about his family during a Dái(...)

Jonathan O’Brien said his brother had been “forced to go back into a hostel where drug-taking happens in front of him”. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:31

Here comes Maureen. For the worthy stuff. She looks out for the people who don’t usually get a look-in. Unless one of them inconveniently dies on a do(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton watches the Department of the Taoiseach staff choir during the annual lunchtime recital of Christmas carols at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A brief, first World War- type truce was declared in the Dáil yesterday, but there was no crossing of enemy lines for mulled wine.The truce was preced(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government has been working through a menu of the very important proposals brought forward by the convention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn on the Government extending the vote to Irish emigrants in presidential elections.She was replying to Sinn F(...)

Billy Kelleher: “I will be paid €100 by the  Government some time next year that I did not seek and which I do not really need.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conservation was on the minds of some TDs as water charges again dominated Dáil proceedings yesterday.Sinn Féin’s Seán Crowe attempted to be helpful. (...)