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John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

 Josepha Madigan said it  “should not come a source of surprise to see a woman on the altar including in the priesthood itself”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church has a blind spot when it comes to inclusion of the marginalised or stigmatised, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht J(...)

Any motion against Simon Harris (above)  will fail, but will be used by Sinn Féin to further underline its distinction from both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for its target audience. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The nature of crises and controversies under the confidence-and-supply agreement now forms something of a pattern. A few weeks of hue and cry over a (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris.

A protest outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s home on Sunday afternoon has been condemned by politicians, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organis(...)

The children’s hospital and the nurses’ strike are a confluence, tributaries of the same river about to burst its banks. File photograph: iStockPhoto

When the Republican senator Howard Baker Jr asked “what did the president know, and when did he know it?” during the Watergate scandal, he pithily enc(...)

Simon Harris told Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen that capital expenditure on the project was ‘in line with the expected expenditure profile’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will this week clash with Fianna Fáil over an apology Minister for Health Simon Harris is due to make over cost escalations at the nati(...)

 Maria Walsh:  ‘I want to become an MEP’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has confirmed she is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to contest the forthcoming European parliament elections. Ms(...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

In the Republic she signalled a new direction for the party by saying she would be prepared to take part in a coalition as the junior partner after the next election. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On her first anniversary as Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald can look back on a year of mixed achievement. Her robust performances in the Dáil, att(...)

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