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(left to right) Sinn Féin president  Mary Lou McDonald, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill among mourners at  the funeral of  former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey in west Belfast in June 30th.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A DUP Assembly member has accused Sinn Féin of “actively” encouraging supporters to breach Covid-19 regulations ahead of the funeral of senior republi(...)

 Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile (left) with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald at Leinster House in September. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Seanad voted by 31 votes to four in favour of Sinn Féin returning most of an almost €4 million donation received from the estate of English man Wi(...)

Sonya Lennon, founder of the campaign WorkEqual, is pictured ahead of Equal Pay Day on Monday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Women in Ireland are effectively working unpaid for the next seven weeks because of the current 14.4 per cent gender pay gap, according to the WorkEqu(...)

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(...)

Dáil told it seemed “more important for a father to be able to wet his baby’s head rather than to see his baby’s head”. Photograph: iStock

No Covid-19 maternal deaths in Ireland and a low rate of the virus among pregnant women signals that current visitor restrictions in hospitals are wor(...)

The pedestrianisation of New Street in Malahide is currently midway through a 10-week trial. Photograph: Orla Murray

If there is any silver lining for Dublin to the health and economic disaster of the coronavirus pandemic, it has to be the emergence of measures to im(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

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