Mairia Cahill

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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(...)

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(...)

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