Former Sinn Féin TD  Sandra McLellan: accused party colleagues of seeking to undermine her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to change its disciplinary rules and establish a new investigation committee to examine internal complaints. The party’s ardfheis will c(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Strangford – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

AMANDA FERGUSON Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is anxious to win back the party’s second seat it dropped when David McNarry defected to (...)

 Michael Micheál Martin: “Broadband is as critical as a motorway was a couple of years ago for economic development.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As metaphors go, it was apt – the Fine Gael poster of a gimlet-eyed Enda Kenny urging people to “Let’s Keep the Recovery Going” gradually disappearing(...)

Sitting Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Sandra McLellan who is not leaving the party for the Independent Alliance, according to party leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has denied claims TD Sandra McLellan is considering joining the Independent Alliance. Ms McLellan has decided not to run(...)

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor, Ger Keohane,  elected for the party just last year. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor elected for the party just last year. Cllr Ger Keohan(...)

File photograph of Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin members have chosen Cllr Pat Buckley to run for the party in the next general election in Cork East, after the party’s sitting TD Sandra McL(...)

Sinn Féin has been dealt a serious blow in Cork with the announcement by sitting Cork East TD Sandra McLellan that she is not going to stand for the party in the next general election.

Sinn Féin has been dealt a serious blow in Cork with the announcement by sitting Cork East TD Sandra McLellan that she is not going to stand for the p(...)

Sitting Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Sandra McLellan faces a challenge for her seat from Cllr Pat Buckley: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD in Cork East Sandra McLellan is facing a challenge at the party’s selection convention at the weekend which will choose a candidate to ru(...)

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Cllr June Murphy from Fermoy confirmed on Friday she was quitting the party.

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Fermoy based June Murphy on Fr(...)

Sinn Féin has also agreed to grant Cllr Melissa Mullane leave to appeal her suspension

A former Sinn Féin councillor is to continue a legal action against the party despite his expulsion being overturned. The party’s ardchomhairle agre(...)