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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams laughs as Mary Lou McDonald watches after a pre-election news conference in Dublin in  February 24, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Gerry Adams AGM addressed the Sinn Féin’s Cúige Uladh in Belfast this morning. Here is the full text of Gerry Adams’s speech: A chairde, This AGM co(...)

President elect and current deputy leader of  Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald addresses supporters at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the sole nominee for the position of Sinn Féin president. Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle met in Belfast on Saturda(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stunned party members by announcing his decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill has said that he does not believe that Micheál Martin’s decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment and vot(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin found itself in an uncomfortable situation this week, as it was outmanoeuvred by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on the issue of abortion. The tw(...)

Fine Gael’s Hildegarde Naughton: “You cannot turn off the internet nor expect the gardaí to be waiting at our airports for women carrying abortion pills.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A majority of members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have confirmed they will support abortions being made available without rest(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been directed by the party, along with SF TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Peadar Tóibín, not to engage in public disputes over the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s political opponents often describe the party as a cult but, on one issue at least, it is just like all other parties: views among members (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael National Conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed support for the idea of an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland and has reaffirmed a commitment to holding an a(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has not been a member of Fianna Fáil since the publication of the Mahon report in 2012. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would not support former taoiseach Bertie Ahern becoming a member of the party. Mr Martin was respondin(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter any arrangement with Sinn Féin, but many of his TDs have said it must be considered in the future. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has criticised Fianna Fáil’s “obsession” with his party, saying Micheál Martin is terrified of the challenge Sinn Féin(...)

Christian Democratic Union party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election in Berlin. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Germany is facing a political earthquake after a historic election disaster for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and(...)

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