Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside the Houses of the Oireachtas after her Dáil sit-in. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A row over the suspension of Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald from the Dáil is expected to continue when the House resumes on Tuesday.Ms McDo(...)

A house occupied and held by iconic Fine Gael hero Michael Collins during the 1916 Rising will be demolished under a consent order issued by the Government to preserve buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street, it has been claimed. Minister  for Heritage Heather Humphreys (above) has  rejected the claim.

A house occupied and held by iconic Fine Gael hero Michael Collins during the 1916 Rising will be demolished under a consent order issued by the Gover(...)

Where’s Mary Lou? Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald usually questions Tánaiste Joan Burton on the issues of the day on a Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Where’s Mary Lou?” asked Labour’s Robert Dowds when it came to Sinn Féin’s turn yesterday at Opposition Leaders’ Questions.He was referring to the ab(...)

Gerry Adams: getting a chilly response. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

What do Gerry Adams and the pope have in common? To their true believers, they are infallible. There was a strange atmosphere in the chamber yesterday(...)

Bridgeen Hagans (centre), fiancée of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney, with four of his five sisters, Donna, Claire, Catherine and Gemma, in 2005. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Wronged women have brought the republican movement to its knees in the past. In a very different context from the Maíria Cahill case, the heroic siste(...)

Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring said the new body would continue to promote, develop and co-ordinate sport in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller

Government policy to cull and amalgamate quangos continued in the Dáil yesterday with the introduction of legislation to create a new agency called S(...)

Around 100 people gathered in Cork today in solidarity with with those who have experienced injustice   in homes or institutions. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In the region of one hundred people attended a public protest at Cork City Hall this afternoon organised by groups who are looking for justice for mot(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: “We besmirched our lofty ambitions and ideals and made hollow our promise to cherish all of the children of the nation equally.” Photograph: Alan Betson

An inter-departmental historical review of mother-and-baby homes throughout the State is to be completed by the end of the month, Minister for Childr(...)

Measures to deal with the damage from flooding will be discussed at next week’s Cabinet meeting, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. He said the D(...)

Fire Preformers taking part in the Limerick City of Culture NYE Pageant. Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan said challenges were “not new to the city of culture programme and the same problems existed in Derry, Liverpool and Cork”. Photograph:  Brian Gavin/Press 22

MARIE O’HALLORANLimerick’s spending as a city of culture will be examined by the Comptroller & Auditor General and the Department of Public Expend(...)