Mary Lou McDonald has defended her party’s review into its policy of paying representatives the average industrial wage. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended her party’s review into its policy of paying representatives the average industrial wage. The(...)

Enda Kenny said he was ‘obviously very cognisant’ of trying to bring the matter to a successful conclusion as speedily as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Enda Kenny has said he does not know if there will be a Dáil vote next week to elect a taoiseach. The acting Taoiseach told the House on Thursday mor(...)

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken on Tuesday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland killing.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken yesterday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland (...)

 Gardaí and a forensic team at the scene of the shooting at the Sunset House pub in Summerhill on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí directed traffic around a cordoned off area outside the Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade in Dublin on Tuesday morning, the scene of the ca(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at the  party’s ardfheis at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fianna Fáil as “Sinn Féin lite” and accused the party of “borrowing our policies”. Challengin(...)

Enda Kenny:  has gone from a position of strength to one of weakness.  Photograph: Eric Luke

And so it is towards minority government that Ireland is now likely bound. As it happens, this is something I know just a little about. In 2007, I l(...)

 Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil at the Dáil before the vote for Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gerry Adams may be of some service to them after all. No better man than the Sinn Féin president to give Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin advice on dec(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister walking in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade alongside Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams.

New York and New Jersey congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish Nati(...)