Mary Lou McDonald: “There is nowhere for people to hide now; there is nobody in Sinn Féin holding a candle for anybody who carries out a brutal attack such as murder.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has said it is not the job of her party to solve crime. Ms McDonald said politicians north and south of (...)

Lucinda Creighton: “Sinn Féin are very well aware that what they are saying in opposition is not going to be upheld if they get into government.” Photograph: Sara Freund

Sinn Féin’s stance on water charges proves it is not fit for government, according to Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton. Ms Creighton on Monda(...)

Sinn Féin “are organised nationally. We are scrutinised North and south. In the North, there is a legal obligation to publish your annual accounts,” said Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin is the most scrutinised party in Ireland, according to deputy leader has Mary Lou McDonald. Ms McDonald said those suggesting Sinn Féin is (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

Claims at the banking inquiry by the former chief executive of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation have been formally forwarded to the Commission(...)

Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin: seeking ‘urgent response’ to claim made by Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The final report by the Oireachtas banking inquiry is facing a delay of up to six weeks and is unlikely to be completed until early 2016. The delay m(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land deal involving National Assets Management Agency. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land d(...)

(Left - right) Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, former MP Michelle Gildernew, vice president Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness outside the Palace of Westminster in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have urged British prime minister David Cameron to provide Stormont with a “workable” budget in or(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of Tuesday’s MacGill SummerSchool event due to a diary clash.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of a planned attendance on Tuesday at the MacGill Summer School due to a diary clash. Anti-wat(...)

Micheál Martin has renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into Nama’s Northern loan portfolio.

The Fianna Fáil leader has questioned The role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the controversial sale by Nama of its Northern loan portfolio(...)