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The DUP’s first openly gay candidate, Alison Bennington, celebrates after winning a seat at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph: Dave Pettard/PA Wire

Counting has resumed for a second day in Northern Ireland following the local government elections. Around a third of the 462 seats will be filled to(...)

Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a su(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee said the Government has been ‘actively exploring ways in which we can protect access to EU entitlements for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland wherever possible’ if there is a hard Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK needs to assure people in Northern Ireland that their Irish and EU citizenship rights are protected regardless of a hard or soft Brexit, Minist(...)

Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan prior to his retirement from MMA. Photograph: Getty

Former UFC fighter Paddy Holohan is to run for Sinn Féin in the May local elections. Mr Holohan announced his retirement in 2016, citing a rare blood(...)

Fine Gael  recorded a surplus for 2017 of €1.6m. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Political parties are using million of euros of public funding to bolster their financial position ahead of European and local elections – and perhaps(...)

Housing activists opposed to major Clondalkin housing scheme protest ahead of South Dublin County Council meeting. Photograph: Jack Power

South Dublin County Council has voted to approve a plan for nearly 1,000 homes in southwest Dublin, despite opposition from Sinn Féin, Solidarity and (...)

The Government has already said the reserve, which will eventually reach a maximum of €8 billion, cannot be spent to counteract the effects of Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The only realistic manner in which the Government’s planned rainy day fund can be used is for a bank bailout, Sinn Féin has said. The party made the(...)

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin:  “This scheme already exists. It’s called the Serviced Sites Fund and has an allocation of €75 million this year, so far unspent and due to be rolled over to 2019,” he tweeted. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have clashed over how much new funding will be allocated to an affordable housing scheme to be announced in the budget. Fia(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  compared Sinn Féin to its ‘sister party’ Syriza in Greece, where he said the ‘radical left wing economics’ of that party had ‘delivered little more than chaos’. File photograph: PA

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has given his clearest signal yet that he would oppose any coalition deal with Sinn Féin after the next elec(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Westminster  before meeting   Theresa May.  Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has accused Theresa May of playing for time on Brexit ahead of this month’s European Council in Brussels and cal(...)

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