Sinn Féin  deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said the procedure adopted by the Committee on Procedure and Privilege in its findings was “deeply flawed, affording me neither access to the letters, and therefore the basis of the complaint... nor an explanation for the CPP decision”.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised a Dail committee’s decision that she abused process when she linked six former politicians wi(...)

Sean Barrett: “Nobody likes taking abuse, but some of that abuse has been grossly and utterly unfair.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has accused Sinn Féin of using him as a “pawn to deflect attention” from their own political difficulties, such as the Ma(...)

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(...)

Alan Dukes has suggested  the Central Bank and the Department of Finance would have been aware of the existence, if not the details, of recordings of senior executives disclosing the true extent of the crisis facing the bank in the autumn of 2008.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The former senior politician who took over the running of Anglo Irish Bank after it was nationalised has indicated both the Central Bank and the Depar(...)