Mary Lou McDonald alleged last December a number of prominent individuals had links to Ansbacher offshore accounts following information released by a whistleblower. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald does not intend to retract her Ansbacher comments which were found to be an abuse of Dáil privilege.She alle(...)

Pearse Doherty has said the first action of Sinn Féin in government would be to scrap domestic water charges and abolish Irish Water.

Sinn Féin has reversed its previous policy of keeping Irish Water as a utility and now says it will abolish the semi-state as well as water charges.Th(...)

Theoretical and “bizarre” interpretations of economic data cannot be used to apply EU budgetary rules, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Theoretical and “bizarre” interpretations of economic data cannot be used to apply EU budgetary rules, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks of tax cuts on the back of successful negotiations with the commission. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has been accused of preparing to buy the next election as it steps up its efforts to have the European Commission’s strict fiscal ru(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty (left) says the party will be taking legal advice in relation to the accusations that Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty (right) has made about its handling of sexual abuse claims. Photographs: The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said allegations that the party conducted internal investigations into over 40 incidents of abuse by its members are “(...)

‘Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, one of the most courteous TDs in the House, issued a devastating response to Mary Lou McDonald who had the brass neck to ask if the Labour Party supported Sinn Féin’s demand for an official North/South inquiry into abuse.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The latest revelations about abuse and intimidation within the republican movement have highlighted the dark shadow Sinn Féin is casting over Irish de(...)

The IFSC, Dublin: “The suggestion is that our regulation is a lot tighter, and that is true for the banks but it is not true for the IFSC,” says Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fresh from putting the squeeze on banks to behave themselves, regulators are scrutinising so-called shadow banks, alternative lenders such as investme(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness speaking at the Sinn Fein ardfheis in Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is already in Government with Fine Gael and Labour, the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told the party’s ardfheis.“For t(...)

Pearse Doherty  said the Government had “picked up the Fianna Fáil playbook and took it to a whole new level”, leaving people feeling betrayed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has committed to not participating in a Government which is led by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the General Election. The party’s f(...)

Pearse Doherty was described as a ‘finance rockstar’ by a Cavan delegate at the opening of the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2015 in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael and Labour are building a two-tier recovery in the same ways that “Fianna Fáil built a two-tier Celtic Tiger”, Sinn Féin finance spokesman P(...)