Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the launch of the Sinn Féin election campaign at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is to set aside almost €1 billon for welfare increases, including reversing some previous welfare cuts, over the lifetime of the next govern(...)

A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets former Minister Martin Cullen while canvassing in Waterford on Thursday: he urged “a strong note of caution” in the Irish general election campaign. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged a “strong note of caution” about opinion polls after his party recorded an increase in support in the lat(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “She was not in a position to speak or to defend herself, and the whistleblower is clear that the most appalling acts were perpetrated in this case.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The foster father in the southeast abuse controversy contacted then minister for health Michael Noonan to have his “beloved daughter’’ kept with the f(...)

Sinn Féin will hold its own wreath-laying ceremony at the GPO on Sunday, April 24th, a party source said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin is considering holding its ardfheis in April, on the eve of commemorations in Dublin to mark the calendar centenary of the 1916 Easter Risi(...)

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin or Fine Gael under any circumstances, party leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin or Fine Gael under any circumstances, party leader Micheál Martin has said. He said he could not (...)

Gerry Adams: If elected to government, Sinn Féin would abolish the property tax in its entirety. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is the largest party at local government level in Dublin and will push to be the same nationally, party leader Gerry Adams said on Friday. (...)

“The base of Fianna Fáil and very large sections of Fianna Fáil remain very republican” - Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin will be in government, if not after this election then after the next, party president Gerry Adams has said. “The issue of whether Sinn Féi(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis and to continue t(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: “Rarely did we get the attention of our national broadcaster and national media generally, yet we     had severe flooding that impacted across all of Monaghan  and in Cavan.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Terms of reference for the body to oversee the river Shannon will be published next week, the Taoiseach has said. Introducing the Shannon River Basin(...)