Paul Murphy TD said Minister Alan Kelly was “swaggering around the place like Nelson from the Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money’’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Minister for t(...)

Gerry Adams: Described the State Department’s postponement of a meeting with a senior US diplomat as “bizarre”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The US State Department declined to respond to criticism by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that its decision to cancel his meeting with a high-rankin(...)

‘The interesting thing is that this hostility (against Gerry Adams, above) is largely an Irish phenomenon. I don’t detect the same level of antagonism in the British or European or US media.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Even in far-off Washington DC for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams couldn’t escape the front pages of the Irish news(...)

“I believe Maíria Cahill. I believe Mr McGahon. I believe there are questions to be answered and Sinn Féin are in a position to answer those and Gerry Adams in particular is,” the Taoiseach said.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Sinn Féin still has questions to answer on the allegations of IRA sex abuse made by Maíria Cahill and Paudie McGahon and the(...)

Both Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) and First Minister Peter Robinson (left) have cancelled plans to travel to Washington for St Patrick’s Day as they attempt to come to an agreement over Welfare Reform. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography/PA Wire.

The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is hopeful that agreement in the latest impasse at Stormont can be reached by(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused  of demeaning the office of Taoiseach with his comments from the US suggesting Mr Adams has knowledge of sex abuse by IRA members that has not been passed to the authorities.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Enda Kenny of demeaning the office of Taoiseach with his comments from the US suggesting Mr Adams has knowled(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has challenged Gerry Adams to “present himself” to the Garda and tell them what he knows about the cases of abuse victims Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill.  Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he doesn’t believe the denials of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that he wasn’t aware of the IRA sex abuses cases or th(...)

Paudie McGahon (above) and the other complainant said they were aged 14 and 17 at the time of the alleged rapes and have named the same man. Photograph: BBC

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is facing mounting pressure from other political leaders to clarify his party’s response to rape allegations made to it b(...)

Arthur Morgan, a Dáil deputy for Louth until 2011, met Paudie  McGahon in late 2008 and 2009 when he had complained that the IRA man who had allegedly raped him was no longer in exile but was back living in the jurisdiction. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A former Sinn Féin TD has disclosed he was aware Paudie McGahon had appeared before a republican inquiry investigating his allegations of being raped (...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness delivering an address at the opening of the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2015 in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin plans to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by becoming the biggest party in Ireland North and South, the North’s Deputy First Minister(...)