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Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lisa McDonald: ‘not happy’ at party moves.

A Fianna Fáil general election candidate has accused her party of “sexism” and says its Dáil team resembles an “out of shape” male soccer team. Wexfo(...)

Journalist Justine McCarthy gives the  keynote address at the 97th annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith have been remembered at their annual commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery. The 97th annual commemoration was led b(...)

Speaking at the Parnell Summer School, Eamon  Gilmore said Ireland needed to pursue the goals in its foreign policy documents supporting multilateral institutions like the EU and UN. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland is one of the “most respected countries in the world” with an influence disproportionate to its size, the EU special representative for human (...)

Mike Nesbitt: ‘To coin a phrase, we aren’t going away, you know.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionists could hold the balance of power into perpetuity in a united Ireland parliament, former Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has claimed. Mr(...)

After three days of unprecedented deadlock and whisperings, agreement has been reached on who should take the coveted top jobs in Europe. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Good morning, It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new European leadership. Well, almost. Contain your excitement. After three days of unprecede(...)

Then minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan   greets the  Chinese ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong, at a meeting in Dublin in 2016. Mr Flanagan, now Minister for Justice, announced in June that Ireland would soon introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Ireland and China celebrated their 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations last week, and trade figures suggest the bilateral relationship is one tha(...)

The Dáil chamber. “Dozens of Bills that have been approved in principle by the Dáil are blocked because the Government has refused to issue money messages.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversy has erupted recently over the Government delaying the Climate Emergency Bill using an obscure constitutional device known as the “money me(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: the Sinn Féin  leader will be deeply concerned by  the party’s  poor performance in both the European and local elections. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the difficulties with the news prominence given to exit polls is that, over the course of an election count weekend, the most important and end(...)

There is no arguing with the fact that the last Citizens’ Assembly, chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (above), and the Constitutional Convention that preceded it were a great success. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government’s decision to convene two new citizens’ assemblies, one to consider local government in Dublin and the other to deal with gender equali(...)

The Extinction Rebellion  protest was timed to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill brought before the Dáil by TD Bríd Smith. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

A protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday has called on politicians to act immediately to reverse biodiversity loss and to reduce greenhouse gas emi(...)

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