Des Dalton: said he would be ‘untrue to myself and to ideas I passionately believe’  if he accepted his suspension by the party, and he had no choice but to resign. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Republican Sinn Féin president Des Dalton has resigned from the party after its ardchomhairle suspended him for arguing against violent actions(...)

Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop Parnell Street in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Armed actions by dissident republicans are no longer helping to end partition but are distracting from traditional republican arguments for a united I(...)

Ard Mc Gill estate in Glenties, Co Donegal, for Tidy Towns 2008

“I think it is going to be very difficult to stop it from unravelling completely,” says Kieran Kennedy, a volunteer in Glenties, Co Donegal, who has w(...)

Minister for the Environment Simon Coveney at the launch of the Government’s new Housing Action Plan on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Economist Colm McCarthy has said Government assistance for first-time buyers will not address the issue of a shortage of housing and will only serve t(...)

A man charged with a public order offence during a protest against Enda Kenny at the McGill Summer School in Co Donegal wants the Taoiseach called as a defence witness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A man charged with a public order offence during a protest against Enda Kenny at the MacGill Summer School in Co Donegal wants the Taoiseach called a(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has paid an impromptu visit to a HSE run nursing home which was the subject of a damning HIQA report published this week.(...)