Conor Murphy

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A protester holds a placard that reads ‘We Deserve Better Politics’ at Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are to hold talks on Friday with the North’s five main parties seeking to determine if there is any real prospect of(...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

Speaking in Dublin on Saturday Sinn Féin president Mary Lou  McDonald said many people would not endorse the leadership of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the basis of poverty that they may be suffering. File photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended two senior party members attending the inauguration earlier this week of Venezuelan president Nicolas (...)

Over the last four  years there have been 13 positive tests by riders for the Class A drug cocaine

The Irish Jockeys’ Association has said the current interpretation of rules regarding riders testing positive for cocaine appears to be reasonable eve(...)

Nicolas Maduro poses after being sworn-in for the second term as Venezuela’s president  in Caracas on Wednesday.  Sinn Féin has defended its attendance at the event. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA.

Sinn Féin has defended a decision to send two senior party members to the inauguration of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The party has been cr(...)

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years after two more jockeys received bans(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks celebrate their Kilkenny SHC final win over Bennettsbridge. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-20 Bennettsbridge 2-17 A fine performance from TJ Reid helped Ballyhale Shamrocks rise to glory in the Kilkenny senior hurling (...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy (left) and Mártín Ó Muilleoir at a press conference setting out the  party’s response to a public consultation on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin has called for a scheme which aimed to reduce carbon emissions in Northern Ireland but ended up collapsing powersharing at Stormont, to be s(...)

Cooling off near Killiney Beach during the heatwave earlier this summer. Below-average rainfall levels have been forecast for August and September. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin is experiencing its worst drought since records began in 1850, and scientists at Maynooth University are warning that “we are potentially far f(...)

At a personal level we use about 133 litres of water per day, roughly the same as is drunk by a dairy cow. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It takes a lot to shift an established anticyclone. The falling, compressing and warming continental air that has brought us what may turn out to be t(...)

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