Mary Lou McDonald: ““Unionism no longer dominates. If it wishes to be in power it will be only on the basis of powersharing and equality”

Brexit has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mar(...)

Martin McGuinness: his personal willingness to seek agreement “played a very positive role on many occasions”, according to the former DUP minister Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

It was difficult to disagree with the argument that were Martin McGuinness still alive Northern Ireland would not be locked in political stalemate, th(...)

Pearse Doherty: said seven SF votes in Commons would have no impact because the British Labour party now supported Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the unforeseen consequences of Brexit is that it has put the issue of Irish unity on the political agenda, Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty told the(...)

This week’s podcast examines the potential calamity of Brexit. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Fine Gael have found the money to repay water charges to those who complied back in 2014, marking perhaps the (...)

 Martin Shanahan: ‘We cannot be complacent, these investments will not fall into our laps, they will have to be won’

The head of the IDA has told the MacGill Summer School in Co Donegal he was confident Ireland would see more “Brexit-related investment” in the coming(...)

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh, former ambassador to London, said he feared for the future in relation to the political stalemate in Northern Ireland

Ireland suffers from a “conspiracy of neglect” when it comes to dealing with white collar crime, the MacGill Summer School heard on Tuesday. Prof Gar(...)

Seán Donlon says SF has a ‘strong mandate and they can afford to be both brave and generous.’ File photograph: Dave Meehan

A former senior Irish diplomat has urged Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin to end its House of Commons abstentionist policy and to ensure that the Northern Ex(...)

Alan Dukes, former minister for finance, spoke at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The only certainty about Brexit is that it will be a “negative-sum game for all concerned,” the former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes told the MacGill Su(...)

“Sir, - We are the two Young Fine Gael delegates who sucessfully proposed the new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. We feel shocked, appall(...)

Winston Churchill: “I hope to see a Europe where men and women of every country will think of being European as of belonging to their native land.” Photograph: Yousuf Karsh

Most of the discourse on Brexit in this country has focused, not surprisingly, on the rather narrow agenda of possible economic effects on our economy(...)

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