Sinn Fein duputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, with Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD speaking to media at Leinster House today.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said her party is seeking a meeting with Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett following her suspension from the (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald arrives  at Leinster House this morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald has said she does not regret her decision to stage a sit-in in the Dáil chamber which led to her being suspe(...)

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald will be  “turning up for work as normal” today despite being suspended until Wednesday, a Sinn Féin spokesman said.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is not expected to try to force her way into the Dáil chamber today following her suspension for a four-hour(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett during an interview by Deaglan De Breadun in his office in Leinster House. Photograph: Frank Miller

While he is currently engaged in a row with Sinn Féin, there are few in the 31st Dáil who have been spared the sharp tongue and sometimes short temper(...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House in Dublin on Friday after staging a sit-in following her suspension from the Dail. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

Sinn Féin has said deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is “turning up for work as normal tomorrow” despite being suspended from the Dáil until Wednesday f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams address party supporters during a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett’s conduct during an incident which saw Mary Lou McDonald’s refuse to leave the(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, along with  Gerry Adams (left) and members of Sinn Fein outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

A week of bitter exchanges between Sinn Féin and rival parties descended into chaos and farce yesterday when deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald staged a (...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin  deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald speaking in the Dail today before it was suspended. Photograph: Screengrab Oireachtas broadcasting

Sinn Féin effectively shut down the Dáil today and gave the equivalent of a two-fingered salute to long-established Leinster House protocol.After a br(...)

In his speech in the Dáil today  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams hit out at the Government, accusing it of hypocrisy in dealing with the issue of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times 4:33

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused the Government and Fianna Fáil of holding a five-hour debate on allegations of sexual abuse by republicans “o(...)