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DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

Road sign in front of Parliament Buildings at Stormont: political parties must have a concept of the common good as well as their own self-interest. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

It is truly depressing to consider that 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement we are once more looking at a breakdown in a tortuous set (...)

  Mary Lou McDonald:   won a Dáil seat in 2011,  comfortably retaining it in 2016. Photograph: Reuters/ Clodagh Kilcoyne

Mary Lou McDonald first came to public and media notice in the early 2000s as part of Gerry Adams’ doughnut – the group of party honchos who would sur(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy  Pearse Doherty (left), new president Mary Lou McDonald, new deputy president Michelle O’Neill and Conor Murphy MLA celebrating  at  the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féiners are now getting used to a leadership that is not only chromosomally different to what went before – but a leadership where the top post h(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (centre)  with deputy president Michelle O’Neill celebrating after their election at a party  ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Sinn Féin special ardfheis on Saturday has indeed witnessed historic change, as the party leadership passed from Gerry Adams to Mary Lou McDonald (...)

Mary Lou McDonald acknowledges the applause of delegates as she is elected  Sinn Féin president at the party’s ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she wants an “Ireland that creates opportunities for all – and not just for the few”. In her opening (...)

Gerry  Adams said he felt “blessed” to still be alive, having survived a number of assassination attempts. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Outgoing Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has insisted he does not care how history will judge him. As he prepares to hand over the reins to Mary-Lou(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

As president of Sinn Fein for 34 years, Gerry Adams has directed operations in a slow but deliberate manner from the front, outflanking and neutralising his militant opponents. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gerry Adams is nothing if not pragmatic. When the Provisional IRA was unable to force a British withdrawal from Northern Ireland, he embarked upon a p(...)

Well-placed talks sources said good progress was achieved after a week of high-level DUP-Sinn Féin negotiations at Stormont. DUP leader Arlene Foster is pictued. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

There was a guarded sense of optimism at Stormont on Friday night that more than a year after the collapse of the powersharing institutions, the DUP a(...)

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