Demonstrating Solidarity

Sir, – Gerry Adams (July 22nd) states that “The citizens of Gaza may hear of the Irish parliament extending solidarity to them.”The trouble is that th(...)

Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Tánaiste of “a limp and lily-livered’’ response to the issue ,

The Dáil yesterday observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The gesture was proposed by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who, w(...)

An Israeli soldier prays today next to an Israeli self-propelled 155mm howitzer belonging to an artillery unit deployed at an unspecified location next to the Israeli border with Gaza. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The Dáil observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza and the Middle East at lunchtime today. Ministers and TDs stood in response(...)

 Phil Hogan: His appointment  as EU commissioner is expected to be announced this week, when details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan should answer questions in the Dáil if he is appointed EU commissioner, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has questioned the suitability of Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for the role of European Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has questioned the suitability of Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for the role of European Commissioner.Mr Hogan’(...)

Gerry Conlon after his release from the Old Bailey, London, October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was urged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in G(...)

The Taoiseach  said Sinn Féin leader Gerry  Adams (above) would have had extensive contacts with IRA members over many years. “Some of those contacts will know exactly who was involved in Guildford and who was involved in Birmingham,’’ he added. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams should use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in Gu(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he said Mr Conlon was “the victim of a grave miscarriage of justice as was his father, Giuseppe”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The death of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly jailed for the IRA’s bombing of pubs in Guildford, Surrey in 1974, represents a loss “not only in Ireland, (...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter  Robinson has  expressed “suspicion” that senior republicans such as Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received official British guarantees that they would never face prosecution for alleged involvement in actions such as the killings of Jean McConville and Frank Hegarty. Photograph: Will Oliver/PA Wire

The comfort letters issued to the so-called republican on-the-runs (OTR) must be declared “null and void” so that pledges of non-prosecution should ha(...)