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Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis (66), the oldest Sinn Féin candidate in the 2020 election, has been a TD for the Dublin North West constituency since the 2011 general el(...)

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis after he was elected  in Dublin North West. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellie stormed to victory in Dublin North West with 44 per cent of the first preference vote, or 14,375 votes. A huge number of his(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

Protester Seamus McDonnell dressed as a Customs official during a rally organised by Border Communities against Brexit on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Up to 100 demonstrators gathered outside Leinster House to protest against British prime minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Dublin. The protest was le(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

When Dessie O’Hare cut off the tops of two of Dr John O’Grady’s fingers he used a hammer and chisel. It was a savage attack ensuring he was depicted (...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

The DUP leader Arlene Foster said Mary Lou McDonald had fundamental questions to answer “following Sinn Féin’s hysterical response to John Downey’s arrest”. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has “fundamental” questions to answer following Sinn Féin’s “hysterical response” to the arrest of John Downey in r(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We have much more to do and it’s going to take many more years”

They didn’t bother with a cake or anything like that. And there wasn’t a hint of many happy returns in the air. But opposition TDs didn’t let the occ(...)

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