Mairia Cahill

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Mary Lou McDonald: A self-proclaimed champion of women’s rights, McDonald was having to defend the party against a rape victim

From the moment Mary Lou McDonald joined Sinn Féin as a fresh-faced Fianna Fáil defector, she was primed for the position of leader. In 1998, she aba(...)

Ciara Kelly of Newstalk: in her first week Kelly has already left her searing stamp on her lunchtime slot

It’s a new show fronted by a rising presenter with a voice and backstory that stand apart from most of her career-broadcaster colleagues’. Yet as Ciar(...)

Denise McMorrow at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis, in the RDS, Dublin: “We need to be very radical in our approach to address the housing crisis.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

DENISE McMORROW Dublin Central On Micheál Martin’s leadership “He’s done a good job in keeping Fianna Fáil to the fore in a climate that’s very chal(...)

Maíria Cahill, above, and two other women alleged they were sexually abused by IRA member Martin Morris when they were in their teens. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s Public Prosecution Service, which mishandled the investigation of rape allegations made by Maíria Cahill, has improved its performance but(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. File photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has lodged a complaint with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) alleging gardaí have been leaking to the me(...)

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin are unlikely to be the party leaders heading up the coalition – but anything is possible. Picture: Oisin McHugh/FusionShooters

The unspeakable has entered conversation in a most casual manner. So far, it comes in asides and afterthoughts, but not yet as serious discussion. How(...)

 Former senator Máiría Cahill said Martin McGuinness had not moved away from his IRA past as many had claimed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former senator Máiría Cahill has described Martin McGuinness’s response to her going public on allegations of rape as “disgraceful”. Ms Cahill, who (...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered in 1983, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (right) during a Sinn Féin press conference at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This is hardly the first time Gerry Adams’s past has erupted into uncomfortable questions and unwelcome headlines for Sinn Féin. But few controversie(...)

In the Republic, only two forms of inquiries have the power to oblige witnesses to attend. The first are tribunals of inquiry, the second are commissions of investigation. File photograph: Getty Images

There has been a certain lack of conviction in the calls for an all-Ireland inquiry into Nama’s controversial sale of the Project Eagle portfolio. Th(...)

Labour Senator Mairia Cahill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The former partner of Labour Party Senator Maíría Cahill has been remanded into custody accused of breaching a restraining order. As well as being ac(...)

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