Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald argued over treatment of protesters by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday she was satisfied Irish Water would pass the Eurostat market corporation test as an independent company (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald should make a complaint to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission if she felt gardaí had acted inappropriately. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald should make a complaint to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) if (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams address party supporters during a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett’s conduct during an incident which saw Mary Lou McDonald’s refuse to leave the(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, along with  Gerry Adams (left) and members of Sinn Fein outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

A week of bitter exchanges between Sinn Féin and rival parties descended into chaos and farce yesterday when deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald staged a (...)

Richard Bruton: defended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected allegations that Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton was “part and parcel” of political obstruction over allegati(...)

In his speech in the Dáil today  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams hit out at the Government, accusing it of hypocrisy in dealing with the issue of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times 4:33

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused the Government and Fianna Fáil of holding a five-hour debate on allegations of sexual abuse by republicans “o(...)

Mr Adams made his comments at $500-a-head New York City fundraiser. File photograph; Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended a claim made by Gerry Adams this week that Independent Newspapers opposed his party’s peace-bui(...)

Maíria Cahill at Government Buildings last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lawyer representing two women who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by the same IRA man who abused Maíria Cahill has said they were totally(...)

A Belfast woman who has said she was raped by a senior member of the IRA has claimed there were a “hugely significant” number of people who were sex(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said anyone who covers up sexual abuse – including anyone in her own party – should face prosecution.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary McDonald has said anybody found to have covered up child sexual abuse within any organisation, including Sinn Féin and t(...)