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Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said  the ‘person who occupies the highest office in the land, ought to have an electoral sanction’. Photograph: PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has given the strongest indication yet that her party will run a candidate against Michael D Higgins for the presid(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald makes her keynote speech during the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis at Waterfront Hall on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In her acceptance speech as leader last February, Mary Lou McDonald offered only a glimpse of what her Sinn Féin would offer voters who would, until n(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “A new and better Ireland is emerging.” Photograph: RTÉ

Sinn Féin is a party of government and wants to be part of a “progressive” administration in Dublin after the next general election, party leader Mary(...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has passed a referendum on an issue that many other leaders have ran away from. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is set to be passed by a margin even greater than the most enthusiastic advocates fo(...)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which bans abortion, by an overwhelming majority. The Yes side won the referendu(...)

 Polling station signage in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While thousands of young people have been deeply involved on both sides of the abortion referendum campaign over the last month, large numbers of youn(...)

Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, cofounders of Pointy

Irish retail tech firm Pointy is to double its workforce to 50 by the end of the year as it targets overseas expansion. The company, which was found(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald with Dublin Chamber CEO Mary Rose Burke and Aebhric McGibney, director of public and international affairs at Dublin Chamber. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Mary Lou McDonald says Sinn Féin will not tax people into “oblivion” and has a deep interest in promoting successful businesses, which share “common g(...)

 Ahern’s standing within Fianna Fáil – he resigned his membership in 2012 in advance of a move to expel him because of the findings of the Mahon Tribunal – remains a pebble in his shoe.   Photograph: David Sleator

Bertie Ahern’s haunts are mostly still the same: Croke Park, Parnell Park – the home of Dublin GAA – and some pubs around the north side of Dublin whe(...)

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