Gerry Adams during his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted his successor will not be anointed behind closed doors and a democratic process will take place. Mr Adams (...)

Armalite and ballot box: Gerry Adams launches a Sinn Féin manifesto in 1998. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He is going away, you know. That was the unequivocal message Gerry Adams delivered to more than 2,500 delegates at the Royal Dublin Society on Saturda(...)

Former IRA hunger-striker, Laurence McKeown, wears clothes fashioned from a former prison blanket similar to the ones used by the prisoners known as the ‘Blanketmen’ who took part in the dirty protest in the Maze prison during the 1970s and 1980s. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The market for wall calendars is pretty crowded. If your life can be edified with fresh monthly images of fluffy kittens, laughing nuns or a pouty Pol(...)

Gerry Adams, Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald at the start of the Sinn Féin ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin representatives and members expect that Gerry Adams will signal a timetable for stepping down as president of the party he has led for 34 ye(...)

For Ireland the important thing is to get something signed up to by both the UK and EU which will ensure no return of a ‘hard Border’ no matter what way the Brexit talks end. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Where are we on the issue of the Irish Border after Brexit? We are reaching one of the crunch points – and there is potential for serious tensions b(...)

Gerry Adams personifies for many all they dislike about Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA.

Delegates meet in the RDS this evening for the Sinn Féin ardfheis with the party at a crossroads. Several important motions, including on abortion, h(...)

‘Northern Ireland could not mirror Hong Kong and become a link between the EU and the UK.’ Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great British delusions is that the UK is a bridge between Europe and America. This belief seems so culturally self-evident it is barely qu(...)

Reporting from Brussels on Brexit, I find myself turning increasingly for understanding of the British position to “Alice in Wonderland”. Photograph: Getty Images

 Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Qu(...)

Anna Soubry was one of 15 Conservatives pictured on  a newspaper’s front page under the headline “The Brexit Mutineers”.

A Conservative MP identified as a “mutineer” over Brexit in the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday has reported a number of threats to the police since the (...)

The   breakdown of the powersharing talks has been linked to a “historic” speech from Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday when he declares his future intentions. Photograph:   Mark Marlow/PA

The general reaction to the collapse of the DUP-Sinn Féin talks was one of weariness rather than shock and anger, which tells a lot about the current (...)

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