Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop on Dublin’s Parnell Street, surrounded by republican paraphernalia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The rooms in Republican Sinn Féin’s offices on Parnell Street in Dublin are filled with a chaotic clutter, a mass of agitprop paraphernalia stuffed in(...)

Commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where republicans decided to surrender towards the end of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Frank Miller

Had it been left entirely to property developer Joe O’Reilly, the decrepit buildings at 14-17 Moore Street, where leaders of the Rising took refuge af(...)

Cameras are brandished by both sides as water charge protesters gather outside the Labour Party conference in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The campaign against water charges has become the first popular protest in Ireland to make widespread use of social media – especially video channe(...)

Full list of candidates The State’s largest local authority is about to get even bigger as the number of seats on Dublin City Council goes from(...)

So far Enda Kenny’s response to the referendum defeat has been well judged. On the day of the count he took it on the chin and publicly conceded that he had been given a wallop by the voters. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The most disquieting aspect of the recent Seanad referendum campaign was the manner in which Government politicians denigrated their own profession.In(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte was beset by a group of more than 40 splinter republican and left-wing supporters tonight as he tried to enjoy a pint in Doheny and Nesbitt’s pub in Merrion Row, not far from the Dáil. 
in Dublin city centre.

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has shrugged off an incident in which he was confronted by a group of more than 40 splinter republican and le(...)