Police and protesters clash outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel where US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking. Photograph: Getty

There were protests in California for the second day in a row on Friday against US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winnin(...)

Enda Kenny said he was ‘obviously very cognisant’ of trying to bring the matter to a successful conclusion as speedily as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Enda Kenny has said he does not know if there will be a Dáil vote next week to elect a taoiseach. The acting Taoiseach told the House on Thursday mor(...)

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken on Tuesday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland killing.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken yesterday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland (...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at the  party’s ardfheis at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fianna Fáil as “Sinn Féin lite” and accused the party of “borrowing our policies”. Challengin(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, seen here with Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams: Ms McDonald said she knew nothing about the Garda search of Jonathan Dowdall’s home. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A former Sinn Féin councillor who advised deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald before leaving the party last year amid claims he was being bullied has con(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has portrayed a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition as the “nightmare scenario” for anyone who believes in equality.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has portrayed a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition as the “nightmare scenario” for anyone who believes in e(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended her party’s tax plans. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has been challenged on the party’s tax proposals while canvassing in Dublin. Ms McDonald was unveiling the(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “We would not enter into a situation where we were in government for the sake of it.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has again emphatically ruled out participating in a coalition government if there is a hung Dáil after the election. The party’s deputy lea(...)

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(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said 100 extra scoliosis operations were carried out this year – “a 51 per cent increase on the previous year”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of engaging in a “tsunami of hate and invective’’ during heated Dáil excha(...)