Declan Kearney

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Sinn  Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald.  Her party is to end its policy of paying representatives the average industrial wage. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is to end its policy of paying representatives the average industrial wage. The party has completed a review into the practice and recommen(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary, and pro-Brexit campaigner Theresa Villiers has tried to reassure people that cross-Border trade will not be damaged by Brexit. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this morning, as it was becoming clear that the UK might vote for Brexit, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers tried to provide some reassu(...)

Martin McGuinness: British government has forfeited any mandate to represent the economic or political interests of the people

Sinn Féin has said it will intensify its push for a Border poll on a united Ireland following Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. Norther(...)

The French air traffic controllers’ union has been criticised for the short notice at which the latest action – the 11th in the past 12 weeks – has been called. Photograph: EPA

Irish holidaymakers travelling to and from France are facing further flight disruption on Thursday following the announcement of the seventh air traff(...)

A speech by Matt Carthy over the weekend is seen as breaking fresh ground. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What does Matt Carthy have to do to get attention? Last Saturday the Sinn Féin MEP suggested “continued devolution to Belfast within an all-Ireland st(...)

SOUTH ANTRIM CANDIDATES: Steve Aiken (UUP); Richard William Cairns (TUV); Pam Cameron (DUP); Trevor Clarke (DUP); Adrian Cochrane-Watson (UUP); Helen Farley (Greens); David RJ Ford (Alliance); Paul Girvan (DUP); Robert Hill (Ukip); Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin); Roisin Lynch (SDLP); David McMaster (Ind); Paul Michael (UUP); Mark David Young (Conservatives).

It’s all over in South Antrim as the UUP’s Paul Michael has been eliminated at the seventh stage of the count, meaning his party colleague Steve Aiken(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

Former Sinn Féin TD  Sandra McLellan: accused party colleagues of seeking to undermine her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to change its disciplinary rules and establish a new investigation committee to examine internal complaints. The party’s ardfheis will c(...)

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Alliance leader David Ford has said.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Uni(...)

The Euro 2016 draw for Ireland is widely regarded as being the toughest of all the groups. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The big scramble for tickets for next summer’s European Championships in France begins at 11am on Monday morning. Fans will be asked to register the(...)

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