Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: A self-proclaimed champion of women’s rights, McDonald was having to defend the party against a rape victim

From the moment Mary Lou McDonald joined Sinn Féin as a fresh-faced Fianna Fáil defector, she was primed for the position of leader. In 1998, she aba(...)

Snow in Co Antrim. Driving conditions across Northern Ireland are difficult because of heavy snow, police said. Photograph: Lisa Southgate/PA Wire

A trial at the Special Criminal Court was delayed on Wednesday because three of the accused were trapped in Belfast by bad weather. Kevin Hannaway ((...)

Barry McElduff: Mary Lou McDonald spent a few days insisting his suspension was “a proportionate response” for a “stupid” stunt.

If the Barry McElduff controversy was a test for Sinn Féin, the party failed it, then passed at the repeats. McElduff submitted his resignation as an(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan performing live at Dublin’s Castle on April 29th, 2000. File photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Media outlets around the world were quick to offer reports, obituaries and fond reminiscences on the life of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan foll(...)

William Temple was among nine people who died in an IRA car bombing in the Co Derry village of Claudy in 1972

People in West Tyrone will question whether they should vote for Sinn Féin in the byelection caused by the resignation of MP Barry McElduff, the broth(...)

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill massacre was unacceptable in a civilised society. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill ma(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin “have tried to change the narrative of what happened”.

The Sinn Féin leadership needs to be far more honest about atrocities committed by the IRA during the troubles in the North, according to Fianna Fáil (...)

The image published by artist Brian John Spencer.

A Northern Ireland cartoonist has defended using a gory image of the Kingsmill massacre to satirise Sinn Féin’s response to the Barry McElduff controv(...)

Sir Edward Lees (Rory Nolan), and behind,  Mrs Draper (Camille Ross), The Widow (Mary Murray) and Lady Jane Lees (Liz FitzGibbon) at a  specially commissioned performance  from  theatre company Fishamble to mark the 200th anniversary of the GPO in Dublin.

The GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street was around for almost 100 years before the Easter Rising and has been around for nearly a century since. It to(...)

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