Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin MPs voting at Westminster is an idea whose time has come. The arguments that Sinn Féin leaders still advance against doing so do not stand u(...)

15 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Bryson family have had the run of 15 Upper Leeson Street, a fine three-storey over-basement Georgian property in need of complete renovation, for (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban hold a joint news conference in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to Hungary, insisting it was important to maintain dialogue with its prime minister Viktor Orban despite(...)

Liam Cosgrave was a politician of personal integrity and steely resolve who as taoiseach in the 1970s ensured that the institutions of the State survi(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Stephen Collins delivering the oration at the grave of Michael Collins at Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish politics is divided between those who want to govern and those who believe expressing outrage is their only responsibility, according to journal(...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

Leo Varadkar after he was elected Taoiseach on Wednesday, at Leinster House.  Photograph: Collins Photos

It was not until he was formally elected Taoiseach yesterday that the full implications of Leo Varadkar’s extraordinary rise to the most powerful offi(...)

 Photograph: Dave Meehan

The pace of life is generally assumed to have speeded up over the past century, and more so in cities. But in Dublin, at least, there is one aspect th(...)

John Redmond MP,  portrait by  Henry Jones Thaddeus. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland.

In January 1917 John Redmond received a cable informing him of the sudden death, in New York, of his elder daughter, Esther, at the age of 32. It was (...)

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