Mairia Cahill

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Former police ombudsman for Northern Ireland Nuala O’Loan: ‘If there is an allegation that a paedophile ring has been operating in Enniskillen then this needs to be investigated.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of widespread historical sex abuse in Co Fermanagh “require current investigation” by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), according (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin is very more cautious about any merger with the SDLP.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unlikely to be a merger between Fianna Fáil and the SDLP any time soon, and probably not at all. While the two parties are, as Gerry Moriart(...)

Mairia Cahill outside Buswells Hotel in Dublin after her meeting with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Sexual abuse victim Máiría Cahill has said her first direct meeting with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald about the party’s handling of her case has(...)

Presidential candidates Gavin Duffy (third from left); Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada; Peter Casey; Sean Gallagher and Senator Joan Freeman pictured alongside Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates (at far left) on Virgin Media One’s The Tonight Show Presidential Election Special. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Sean Gallagher renewed his criticisms of what he described as President Michael D Higgins’s lack of transparency over Áras spending during Wednesday (...)

Ireland’s presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher, President Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada: a poll on Wednesday put Higgins at almost 70 per cent. Photograph:   Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The 2018 presidential election campaign is often compared to the campaign of seven years ago. But for a more appropriate comparison, go back another s(...)

Anna Burns, whose winning novel is set at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Eleni Stefano

Belfast-born author Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel Milkman. She is the first Irish author to win since Anne Enright in 200(...)

Sinn Féin and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have come badly out of the inquiry into allegations of rape made by Máiría Cahill. The pol(...)

Alleged child abuse victim Máiría Cahill has received an apology from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald after a report found failings in the way her allegations about an IRA member were handled. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Máiría Cahill has rejected an apology from Sinn Féin as “woefully inadequate” after Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald expressed regret for how it han(...)

File image of Máiría Cahill at the Dáil. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three PSNI officers have been disciplined after failings were identified by a Police Ombudsman investigation into how allegations of sex abuse made by(...)

Máiría Cahill is joining the SDLP and will be co-opted on to Lisburn and Castlereagh Council. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Máiriá Cahill, the former Labour Party senator from Belfast, is to become a local authority councillor in Northern Ireland as a member of the Social D(...)

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