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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Liadh Ní Riada MEP (centre), who will be the party’s candidate in the presidential election, and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Liadh Ní Riada, confirmed today as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidency, joined the party in 2011, just three years before winning a seat in the E(...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: When Mary Robinson arrived in the park, the tone and meaning of the presidency seemed to change. Photograph: Frank Miller

Here are a few things the President of Ireland cannot do: the President can’t promote business or end corruption or keep immigrants out. The President(...)

Robert Ballagh. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

From the moment Robert Ballagh opens the door to his studio, there’s no mistaking who works there. The front room of the small house in Dublin’s north(...)

Former IRA member Dolours Price, who was convicted of the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment. Photograph: PA

“I think the relationship that a journalist has with his sources is a unique one,” Ed Moloney says. “It falls outside the category of friendship. It i(...)

Lorna Larkin is a convincing stand-in for Price

Here is a hypnotic, troubling study of a key agent in the Troubles. Maurice Sweeney’s picture, constructed around a lengthy interview between veteran (...)

Then taoiseach Albert Reynolds shakes hands with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and SDLP’s John Hume outside Government Buildings on September 6th, 1994. Hume and Adams began a dialogue in 1993. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

This week the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Proni) is releasing files mainly relating to 1993 as a result of a decision by legislative ord(...)

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey inspects the damage caused to Sinn Fein offices at Connolly House in west Belfast after an arson and paint bomb attack. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

An arson attack on Sinn Féin’s Belfast headquarters would have destroyed the building if a nearby oil tank had ignited, a party MP said. Paul Maskey (...)

The Irish Hockey following their reception at City Hall. The fabulous women who mesmerised us all on both sides of the Border are from Coleraine and Cork, from Belfast and Dublin, from Derry and Larne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the day the Irish women’s hockey team beat Spain to become the first Irish side in history to qualify for a world cup final in any sport, I tried t(...)

Muireann O’Connell has the enthusiasm, not to mention the affability, to keep things palatable

It could be argued that if you work on a breakfast show, you’re effectively playing to one of the toughest crowds on radio: people about to hop on the(...)

From ‘The Image You Missed’

The Image You Missed, the keenly anticipated second feature from Donal Foreman, opens with an unusual credit: “A film between Donal Foreman and Arthur(...)

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