Martin Ferris

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Niece of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Ann O’Carroll: her uncle  died when Martin Ferris drove a teleporter into him after a decades-long row. Photograph: Collins Courts

Provocation as a legal defence to murder comes from the days when men tended to be armed and were honour-bound to avenge any personal insult “by insta(...)

The DUP leader Arlene Foster said Mary Lou McDonald had fundamental questions to answer “following Sinn Féin’s hysterical response to John Downey’s arrest”. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has “fundamental” questions to answer following Sinn Féin’s “hysterical response” to the arrest of John Downey in r(...)

Minister for Paschal Donohoe  in advance of delivering Budget 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Hotels, cinemas, museums, hairdressers, restaurants and cafes face a Vat hike of 4.5 per cent after the Dáil voted to reverse the concession introduce(...)

Prince Charles and Camilla walk on Derrynane beach in Co Kerry. Photograph: Niall Carson, Getty Images

The mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley, and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Sheahan, are waiting for Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of C(...)

Sinn Féin deputy Dáil leader Pearse Doherty; Louise O’Reilly; leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill; and president Mary Lou McDonald urging a Yes vote in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin faces into its first ardfheis with Mary Lou McDonald as leader in bullish form. The transition from Gerry Adams to McDonald has gone well, (...)

Posters advocating a No vote were prominently displayed in Kilgarvan village, leaving locals in no doubt where the two Healy-Rae TDs stood on the contentious issue. File photograph: Dáil Éireann TV

The sense of surprise was palpable when it became clear that not even the mighty Healy-Rae machine could halt the abortion Yes juggernaut in the famil(...)

Angelo Fusco pictured outside the High Court in 2000.  Photograph: Collins

A convicted murderer and former Provisional IRA member with a violent past will not be allowed a licence for a shotgun, a court has decided. Angelo F(...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris spoke in the Dáil about the birth of his first grandchild, who survived for just 58 minutes. Her parents took a chance to continue with the pregnancy, even though they were told the baby would not have any independent life. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dáil will vote on Wednesday on the second stage of legislation to allow a referendum on abortion take place. Debate on the Thirty Second Amendmen(...)

Martin Ferris: could not travel to US

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was forced to cancel a tour of the United States after the US State Department did not issue him a visa in time to travel. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she has  signalled she will examine how the party is run in light of a series of bitter resignations and rows in local organisations. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual release of State papers sees hazy glorification of IRA violence meet the historical record of bombing and murder, another brutal reminder o(...)

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