Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan:  “The wounds inflicted by collusion, which threaten to destroy trust in the State’s most fundamental responsibility, namely, protecting its citizens, are deep and slow to heal.’’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reported collusion between British forces and loyalist paramilitaries is to be discussed at a meeting between the Taoiseach and the British prime mi(...)

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US fundraising body Friends of Sinn Féin has raised a further $390,110 (€348,000), adding to the group’s $12 million cash pile that it has amassed sin(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has told the Minister for Transport he does not foresee compulsory redundancies or outsourcing of jobs in the event of IAG buying the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the company.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) has been recommended by the Cabinet and will go before t(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will meet Prince Charles in Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will meet Prince Charles in Galway on Tuesday. The private(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said he would commit Sinn Féin in government in the Republic to abolishing the property tax and water charges; reforming the Universal Social Charge to ease the burden on lower earners, and increasing employers’ PRSI to address the deficit in the Social Insurance Fund. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has said Irish people “desperately need” a government that is not lead by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. Speaking on Tuesda(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Thirty or more cases, involving a loss of more than €10 million each to the taxpayer, will be examined in the inquiry into the Siteserv sale, Taoisea(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Enda Kenny has strongly defended Mr Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has strongly defended Michael Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Mr Kenny told th(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: spoke of the horror of the deaths of an estimated 900 people, many because traffickers had locked them in the hold of the ship that sank. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny anticipates “a much more focused response’’ from the emergency meeting of EU leaders on migration in Brussels on Thursday.He told(...)

SF leader told CBS show ‘60 Minutes’ he never pulled a trigger, set a bomb or ordered a death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The son of Jean McConville, the widowed Belfast mother of 10, who was murdered in Belfast by the IRA in 1972 has criticised comments made about the ca(...)