Mary Fitzpatrick (pictured with party leader Micheál Martin) was also selected last year to run for Fianna Fáil in the European Parliament election.

Mary Fitzpatrick has been selected unopposed as Fianna Fáil’s candidate in Dublin Central for the general election. Her name was the only name that we(...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton  with Mairia Cahill, the party’s nominee for the Seanad by-election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mairia Cahill has insisted she has no issue with Sinn Féin proposing a candidate to contest her in the Seanad by-election. Ms Cahill was unveiled as t(...)

Enda Kenny: suddenly, Enda has come over all coy. He had been happy to state his measure. Now, he doesn’t know how to say “when”. In Leinster House, people are puzzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Once there was clarity. Not so long ago, there was a definite line. It wasn’t in the sand either, because sand is a discredited commodity where politi(...)

 Sinn Féin deputy leader  Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Leah Farrell /

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she would personally contact the developer of the Longboat Quay complex if she had his number. She (...)

The Longboat Quay apartment complex in Dublin’s docklands, built by Bernard McNamara. Residents  face a possible evacuation or a  bill of €4 million for fire safety works in the building. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When the shiny new development went up on the banks of the Liffey a decade ago, its name seemed an appropriate nod to Dublin’s rich Viking past. But (...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said of the apartments: “They do not meet fire safety standards, yet the developer, the builders, the architects and the planning authority will not be penalised, and it is the owners who are being asked to foot the bill.” Photograph: Alan Betson 2:09

Almost 300 families in Dublin’s docklands who face evacuation from their apartments, which are a fire hazard, should resolve the issue “collaborati(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Dessie Ellis: he 80 new families a month were reporting homelessness and that there were 130 individuals sleeping rough in Dublin every night. Photograph: Alan Betson

One hundred and fifty modular houses are to be built to deal with the housing crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil the modular hou(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “The moment he chose to stand over that disgusting remark, the commissioner’s goose was cooked.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin would not have objected to a Cabinet decision to seek the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, party leader Gerry Ad(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern chairman Bobby Storey speaks during a press conference at the Roddy McCorley Social Club in west Belfast. Photograph: PA

Senior republican Bobby Storey who was arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan and then released unconditionally has stated that the (...)

Mary Lou McDonald at a Sinn Féin meeting in Co Meath on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has said its planned motion of no confidence in relation to the Fennelly report related not just to the Taoiseach but “very serious question(...)