Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, with Mary Lou McDonald TD and Cllr Rose Conway Walsh at the launch of Sinn Féin’s election manifesto in the Royal Irish Academy in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Gerry Adams, when it comes to IRA atrocities, the past is another country. We have all moved on from the conflict. But in his obvious irritation (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Caoimhghín O Caoláin outside the Mater hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has committed to the abolition of the Special Criminal Court in its general election manifesto. The party said it would repeal the Offences(...)

Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Cllr Máire Devine, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams TD and Cllr Darren O’Rourke at the launch of a billboard campaign outside the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin had a good start to the campaign last week and took credit for highlighting the confusion over the Government’s figures on the fiscal space.(...)

A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described as “outrageous” the call by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald for the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. “What’(...)

The Mary Lou McDonald election leaflet in question.

A Mary Lou McDonald election leaflet quoting a “Booby” Sands should be a reminder to candidates to closely proofread their campaign literature. The S(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the launch of the Sinn Féin election campaign at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is to set aside almost €1 billon for welfare increases, including reversing some previous welfare cuts, over the lifetime of the next govern(...)

A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien  said Ann’s family had been encouraged to stop sending their daughter to the foster home from 2009 but were not told of the abuse concerns.

The HSE did not tell the family of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities of its concerns about a risk to her of sexual abuse at a foster home (...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)