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 Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill (l) and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (r). File photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The DUP has accused Sinn Féin of “disgraceful” behaviour following the collapse of the Stormont talks. DUP leader Arlene Foster was speaking at Parli(...)

Sinn Féin’s electoral politics: under the Belfast Agreement the party could win every seat in the Dáil and still not circumvent the unionist veto. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Sinn Féin’s latest rise in the polls makes its participation in the next Irish government look like a mathematical inevitability. The emerging pattern(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance Michael McGrath:  “We are the party of fiscal responsibility,” he said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that Fine Gael would have to “expose Fianna Fáil for what they are”, telling his TDs that the main Opposition party wo(...)

Groups opposing Irish Water’s €1.3 billion plan to pipe water to Dublin say  the capital’s supply issues should be deal with by fixing leakages.

The proposal to spend €1.3 billion on extracting water from the Shannon and building a 170-kilometre pipeline to convey it to Dublin should be subject(...)

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top-ranking gardaí were branded “disrespectful” by politicians for failing to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday in a perceiv(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis said he was confident a technology solution can be found to maintain open border.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested the thorny question of how to avoid a hard border with Ireland might still not be resolved when the UK leav(...)

President  Michael D Higgins addresses the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations headquarters in New York on  Tuesday . Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Four Government Ministers have committed their support to President Micheál D Higgins to remain in office. Eoghan Murphy, Charlie Flanagan, Simon Har(...)

Hibernia said the approach was not a replacement for teachers, but had potential to ease difficulties facing students and school principals. Photograph: Google Street View

Some secondary schools are live-streaming video of classes to their pupils because of a shortage of qualified teachers in key subjects, an Oireachtas (...)

Brexit secretary David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, England. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The British government’s Brexit department has apologised after David Davis made a surprise visit to the Border. The Brexit secretary spent two hours(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/

Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler has criticised posters advocating a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum for failing to mention the word abortion. Ms Bu(...)

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