The Government’s parliamentary parties are expected to agree a single Coalition nomination for each Seanad byelection. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Independent Group of Senators has moved the writ for the Seanad byelection to fill a vacancy following the resignation of former Fine Gael senator(...)

Failure to quickly repay Covid-19 grants paid in error led to the resignation of Sinn Féin senator Elisha McCallion. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

All money paid out to ineligible firms through an emergency Covid-19 business grant scheme in Northern Ireland will be recovered, the Minister in char(...)

Catherine Kelly apologised ‘unreservedly’ over the issue.

A Sinn Féin Assembly member at the weekend became the fourth person to lose their job over the payment of three £10,000 (€11,000) Covid-19 business ha(...)

Ms Kelly’s resignation comes following the departure of three party activists.

Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Kelly has become the fourth member of the party to resign over a delay in the repayment of mistakenly issued Covid-19 relief c(...)

The fallout from the erroneous payments has led to Sinn Féin senator and former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (above) and two party officials resigning from their positions. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The PSNI is considering whether to investigate the payment of three £10,000 Covid-19 business hardship grants to three ineligible Sinn Féin offices, i(...)

Elisha McCallion said she fully accepts ‘that as a named signature on the account that I should have taken extra steps to verify this situation, before it was brought to my attention on Tuesday’. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin senator and two party officials have resigned from their positions for failing to immediately return £30,000 (€33,204) worth of Covid-19 s(...)

An unsolicited payment was made to the office of former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion, who is now a member of the Seanad. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has faced sharp political criticism over how it dealt with erroneous payments from a Stormont government department totalling £30,000 to thr(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

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