Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said on Monday his use of the N-word in a tweet had been a mistake and inappropriate. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has acknowledged he “made a mistake” in using the N-word in a tweet in which he compared the struggle against slavery (...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and Fr Gary Donegan (extreme right) joins members of the public at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, in memory of  taxi driver and father-of-four Michael McGibbon, who was shot dead in North Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

At Holy Cross Church in north Belfast last week, Joanne McGibbon said the local Ardoyne community was stronger than those who just days earlier had mu(...)

Sinn Féin’s recent ardfheis was a slick, professional affair, marking a decisive shift in strategy as it seeks to broaden its appeal and attract middl(...)

Micheál Martin faces a challenging, medium term task to position Fianna Fáil  back among the middle ground voters.  It is they, after all, who will decide which party leads the next government, a position it covets.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The Dáil chamber on Wednesday heard howls of “collusion” from the Sinn Féin benches, directed towards Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Enda Kenny and Mich(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said Fianna Fáil would be “off the hook” on the issue of water charges if it allowed a vote in the Dáil on a motion t(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘So far there has been a willingness to keep channels open and to engage - I think the tone has been good’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the issue of Irish Water must be addressed in advance of the formation of any government if it is to have a(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

  Gerry Adams, who was re-elected as leader of Sinn Féin on Saturday night, has said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál  Martin is only willing to put Fine Gael into government to stop the growth of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has criticised Independent TDs for supporting the formation of a Fine Gael government. Speaking at his party’s ardfheis (...)