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DUP leader Arlene Foster has criticisedTaoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open the Féile an Phobail festival in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster added her voice to criticism of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open a festival in Belfast because of the links between (...)

Traffic on Dublin’s M50. File photograph: Alan Betson

Motorists were hit with fines totalling more than €130,000 on Monday for dodging M50 tolls. A taxi driver, a milkman and other commercial and private(...)

Austin Stack (left) and Oliver Stack, sons of prison officer Brian Stack, in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amidst all the charges and counter-charges about the killing of Brian Stack that have surfaced in recent times, two central truths now stand unchallen(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald, Vice-president of Sinn Fein.  The party has long rejected notions that it is controlled from north of the border

The principle impact of the report on the structure, role and purpose of paramilitary groups published this week by Northern Secretary Theresa Villier(...)

Micheál Martin: suggested the Government give serious consideration to establishing a commission of inquiry into the allegations aired on ‘Spotlight’.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was a man on a mission.He doesn’t usually do Opposition Leaders’ Questions on a Thursday. But he was present yesterd(...)

Paudie McGahon: Said the prospect of having a murder on his conscience led him to opt for “option three”, the expulsion of his alleged abuser. Photograph: BBC

Allegations by Co Louth man Paudie McGahon that he was raped by a member of the IRA as a teenager, and then threatened he would be murdered if told an(...)

 Joan Burton:  The content of her speech was good. The emphasis was on Labour’s role in the recovery, with its implied staying hand on  Fine Gael. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland awoke to reassuring news from Killarney yesterday morning: Labour is keeping an eye on The National Carrier.Their Skibbereen Eagle moment.The (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. “The positive economic story has not shielded the Government from voter disaffection.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The water charges debacle has exacted a price from both Government parties, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.Support for Fine Gael (...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

Mairia Cahill: alleges that she was raped by an IRA member in 1997 and forced to attend a republican-style court along with her alleged abuser.

The Government is considering a cross-Border inquiry into claims of sexual abuse by IRA members in the aftermath of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill’s alle(...)

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