Gerry Adams, re-enactor Jim Roche, Martin McGuinness and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin launch of their 1916 Commemoration Plans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has launched an alternative Easter Rising programme to the State events for next year’s centenary commemorations. Sinn Féin President Gerry (...)

Ray D’Arcy: cemented an affable everyman persona on Today FM.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Has any other Irish broadcaster managed their career as well as Ray D’Arcy? The man who was foil to Zig and Zag in his 20s and cemented an affable eve(...)

Sinn Féin has mopped up council places with young, articulate and well-educated candidates, consolidating existing Dáil seats and putting in place (...)

Peace activists Niall Farrell and Margaretta D’arcy are detained by police as they attempt to block the runway of Shannon Airport in protest at the use of the airport by the US military. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Two anti-war activists have been arrested for a second time at a protest at Shannon Airport. Margaretta D’Arcy (79) and Niall Farrell (60) - the broth(...)