Declan Kearney

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West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff leaving Sinn Féin’s headquarters on the Falls Road in Belfast following his suspension from all party activity for three months. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The decision by Sinn Féin to impose a three-month suspension on West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff for his Kingsmill tweet has been condemned by unionist p(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin’s deputy leader is the only person so far to have confirmed an interest in succeeding Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sinn Féin has fixed a date for its special ardfheis to replace Gerry Adams as leader, with Mary Lou McDonald expected to take over in early February. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she has  signalled she will examine how the party is run in light of a series of bitter resignations and rows in local organisations. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual release of State papers sees hazy glorification of IRA violence meet the historical record of bombing and murder, another brutal reminder o(...)

 Sinn Féin  welcomed publication of a  letter  signed by 200 northern nationalists that cited a  “sense of abandonment” over Brexit, the Stormont impasse, and the  DUP-Tory Westminster deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

An open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, signed by 200 Northern nationalists of varying prominence, has called on the Irish Government to address the(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. File photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has warned it will not countenance a Brexit deal which “separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the RDS in Dublin during the party’s ardfheis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin delegates have voted to hold an extraordinary ardfheis within three months of the departure of Gerry Adams as party president. The emergenc(...)

Aer Lingus has introduced a cheap transatlantic fare aimed at passengers willing to travel without the normal frills associated with a long-haul fligh(...)

Republican dissidents make the transition to normal policing, and to unproblematic recruitment from the Catholic community, much more challenging.

Twenty years on from the 1997 IRA ceasefire, what kind of threat does violent Irish republicanism now represent? The Provisional Irish Republican Ar(...)

An effigy of former Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness on a bonfire on Clonduff Road in east Belfast. Photograph: PA

A son of the late Martin McGuinness has called for an end to “displays of hate” at loyalist bonfires after a coffin bearing a picture of his father wa(...)

Sinn Féin’s chairman Declan Kearney addresses the media in the grounds of Stormont Castle with Carál Ní Chuilín and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. Photograph: EPA

Negotiations to salvage powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue as parties mount a last-ditch effort to strike a deal ahead of Thursday’s(...)

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