Gerry Adams

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Stormont in Belfast: Northern Ireland is careening towards direct rule regardless of the wishes of the British or Irish governments. Photograph:  Paul Faith

Everyone had a quiet laugh at Gerry Adams last Thursday when he appealed during a Dáil debate on Brexit for “the Government and others, in the interes(...)

Oi! Parents! Put down the phones. Photograph: iStock

Give Up Yer Aul Screens is a summer series where Irish Times writers share their experiences of the challenge of reducing screentime. You can get invo(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Ben Kelly (L) and Alan Flanagan (R)are members of the Vica campaign ahead of he emigrant vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic group of people gathered in Dublin this week to kick off a campaign to urge people to vote Yes (...)

Fianna Fáil Brexit spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.  Photograph: Fran Veale

Ireland’s deteriorating relationship with the UK over Brexit and the “hostility” between the two sides, has caused damage and must be addressed urgent(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said efforts to tackle rent inflation are not working because the creation of Rent Pressure Zones had given landlords a signal to increase their prices by 4 per cent a year, which was pushing people out of properties. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The maximum a landlord can increase rent by should be capped at 1 per cent for three years to bring housing inflation in line with EU monetary policy (...)

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 (...)

Billy McKee: his prominence in the IRA ended in 1977 when he was removed as Belfast officer commanding and reduced to the ranks

Billy McKee, who has died in his native Belfast in his 98th year, was an uncompromising physical force republican of the old school. He was one of th(...)

Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The IRA was “right” to fight against British rule in Ireland, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told mourners at the funeral of a former chie(...)

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