Brendan Hope (49), of Springfield Cottages, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, who is  charged with IRA membership, has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Mullingar man charged with IRA membership has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. Brendan Hope (49)(...)

Sinn Féin “are organised nationally. We are scrutinised North and south. In the North, there is a legal obligation to publish your annual accounts,” said Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin is the most scrutinised party in Ireland, according to deputy leader has Mary Lou McDonald. Ms McDonald said those suggesting Sinn Féin is (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has called the decision by the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to leave the Northern Ireland Executive dishonest, saying “exiting the field of play” was not a tactically clever first option.

First Minister Peter Robinson is to meet the British prime minister David Cameron on Tuesday to discuss the crisis caused by the PSNI assessment that (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says Sinn Féin has a particular responsibility to assist a solution.

The British and Irish governments will this week make a determined effort to ascertain whether the DUP and Sinn Féin can arrive at a political arrange(...)

Paul and Caroline Martin of Glasnevin: with the  rifle discovered in their home. Photograph: Sara Freund

A rook rifle, as the name suggests, was used for shooting rooks – regarded in the 19th century as pests and vermin – along with small game such as ra(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said it seemed clear to him that a solution would not be found within Northern Ireland and that some form of talks involving both governments would be required. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minster for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has indicated the Irish and British governments will need to become involved in negotiations to resolve t(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt (centre left) leaving a meeting on whether the party should withdraw from the North’s Executive.

The ruling executive of the Ulster Unionist Party has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of its leader Mike Nesbitt to withdraw its single Minist(...)

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sinn Féin’s Falls Road office was paint-bombed and graffiti scrawled on the century-old facade of the the Car(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont  spoke about his party’s intent to resign from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the IRA came to shoot our (Catholic) neighbour, his dignified family members closed their door and grieved. Us youngsters on the street in Derr(...)