Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said on Monday his use of the N-word in a tweet had been a mistake and inappropriate. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has acknowledged he “made a mistake” in using the N-word in a tweet in which he compared the struggle against slavery (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said Fianna Fáil would be “off the hook” on the issue of water charges if it allowed a vote in the Dáil on a motion t(...)

The Fine Gael leader  presented  15 Independent TDs with a policy paper outlining his party’s 16 priorities in Government. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has presented Independent TDs with a policy paper outlining Fine Gael’s top priorities in government, including appointing(...)

 Gerry Adams: “We will abide by the mandate we are given.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has confirmed he will be his party’s nomination for the position of taoiseach when the Dáil reconvenes tomorrow. Mr Ada(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: said his party would be the largest left-wing party in the Dáil . File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has confirmed he will be his party’s nomination for the position of taoiseach when the Dáil reconvenes on Thursday. Mr (...)

 Mick Wallace: “We’re probably not going to get the whole truth until we have a proper independent commission of inquiry”

Renewed calls for the establishment of an investigation to examine the purchase of the National Assets Management Agency’s Northern Ireland property p(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing over tax evasion at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted Thomas “Slab” Murphy is a good republican, despite his being sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasio(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, president Gerry Adams and  Cork South-Central candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire ahead of the party’s final press conference of the general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gerry Adams has said he is willing to lead a government if Sinn Féin is in a position to form one. Dismissing questions about his own future and abo(...)

The final leaders’ debate of the general election campaign saw exchanges on the economy, the health service, housing and political appointments but di(...)