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Mary Lou McDonald: A self-proclaimed champion of women’s rights, McDonald was having to defend the party against a rape victim

From the moment Mary Lou McDonald joined Sinn Féin as a fresh-faced Fianna Fáil defector, she was primed for the position of leader. In 1998, she aba(...)

Bertie Ahern: said he would consider rejoining the party but insisted he would not run for election again

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he will consider rejoining Fianna Fáil as an “ordinary member” if his local organisation wishes him to do so. (...)

Mary Boyle:  vanished  in Donegal in March 1977.

More than 500 people have attended a walk in memory of missing Co Donegal schoolgirl Mary Boyle. The march, organised by local Ballyshannon resident(...)

New Green Party TD  Catherine Martin, with party leader  Eamon Ryan, benefited heavily from transfers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is always fascinating after each Irish election to look at the impact of transfers. It is particularly interesting now that our party system has be(...)

 Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates  winnining her seat in Dublin Central. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Against all expectations based on the tallies, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan survived the 11th count in Dublin Central to retain her seat. She jo(...)

A screengrab of the South China Morning Post which featured a front page image of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Screengrab: South China Morning Post

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made a surprise appearance on the front page of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post this weekend, shaking hands(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: her camp is denying she had any involvement in a leaflet that was distributed in the Cabra, Navan Road and Phibsborough area of Dublin to promote one candidate. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil’s Dublin European election candidate Mary Fitzpatrick has found herself at the centre of an internal row over her alleged endorsement of o(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: Fianna Fáil candidate canvassing in Stillorgan, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Fitzpatrick is a rare breed politician. Consigned to the Endangered Species Enclosure in City Hall thanks to the disastrous council elections in (...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: “I think it will be a very important election for Fianna Fáil and for the people of Dublin.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Expectation is building in Fianna Fáil circles that Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick will seek the party’s nomination to contest the European electi(...)