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 Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

Fine Gael may have to add some women candidates to a few of the party’s general election tickets – including where there is an incumbent TD – to comp(...)

Kevin Kilbane visited Leinster House this week in the company of Mayo TD Michael Ring. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

So Enda came out on Thursday night and named the day for the same-sex marriage referendum. It’s May 22nd.And he was the toast of Longford as a result,(...)

Minster for Agriculture Simon Coveney: ‘No major impediment preventing Fine Gael  from entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been mixed reaction within Fine Gael to Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s comment that there was no major impediment preventing it f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A growing number of Fine Gael figures – both backbenchers and Ministers – are beginning to question Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s leadership of the party, a(...)

 Ms Cahill was responding to reports the Government is considering a cross-Border inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An investigation to determine the extent of sexual abuse by IRA members should happen ahead of any all-island inquiry into the matter, Maíria Cahill (...)

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed 
that
a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being considered by the Government. Photograph:
Collins

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being cons(...)

A file photo of Maíria Cahill arriving at the Dáil earlier this month for a debate on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has said more than 30 names of alleged IRA sex offenders have now been given to gardaí. Ms Cahill, who claims the IRA covered up and fai(...)

 Regina Doherty met gardaí on Friday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for legislation that will allow whistleblowers to come forward with evidence about sexual abuse by members of paramilitary g(...)

Some 30 people have now come forward claiming they were subjected to sexual abuse by IRA members and this information is being passed onto the gardaí, Mairia Cahill told an SDLP meeting in Belfast.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Máiría Cahill has said the names of more than 30 IRA members, who are believed to have subjected their victims to sexual abuse, is being passed on (...)