Lorcan O’Connor:“We met many people who didn’t actually realise that they were, in fact, insolvent.”    Photograph: Eric Luke

Comments by the chief executive of the Insolvency Service of Ireland arising from its third-quarter statistics are more worrying than the abject failu(...)

Gerry Adams: The IRA on occasion shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them,” he said.  “While this may have been expedient at the time it was not appropriate.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night abuse victims were failed by the IRA policy of shooting alleged sex offenders. His admission came as T(...)

Backing the leader: Pearse Doherty  and Mary Lou McDonald listen to  Gerry Adams’s   address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2014 in Wexford Opera House earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, said he knew Maíria Cahill and believed she had been abused but rejected her allegation that the par(...)

Maíria Cahill, the grandniece of leading IRA figure Joe Cahill,   photographed at Leinster House today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin joined a victim of sexual abuse today in accusing Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams of “despicable behaviour” in denying (...)

Sinn Fein’ Mary Lou McDonald: ordered to leave the Dáil chamber.   File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald was ordered out of the Dáil this afternoon after clashing with the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett during the B(...)

Gerry Adams: was under the impression on Monday that he wouldn’t be caught for any charges. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The president of Sinn Féin was in a good mood for somebody who had only recently learned that he’ll have to pay for his water like everyone else. And (...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou Mc Donald launched Sinn Féin’s alternative budget yesterday

Sinn Féin is proposing to halt water charges, abolish property tax and introduce a third rate of tax for high earners. However, at the launch o(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald, finance spokesman Pearse Doherty , Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, at the launch of the party’s alternative budget for 2015 in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is proposing a halt to water charges, abolish property tax and introduce a third rate of tax for high earners, according to the party’s vers(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Dáil today that with the budget only two weeks away, he was not prepared to be drawn into speculation on specific measures. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tax cuts in the budget later this month have again been signalled by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. He told the Dáil today that with the budget (...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  “Our commitment to reverse the [water] charges is steadfast, and clearly that would be a matter that would have to discussed and agreed in any negotiations [to be part of a coalition].” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the reversal of water charges is a precondition for the party entering into any government arran(...)