Martin Ferris

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Sinn Féin TD  Pa Daly. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Sinn Féin TD Pa Daly has defended his attendance at the funeral of a member of the party in west Kerry, around 50kms from his home in Tralee. The cur(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the reconvening of the 33rd Dáil Eireann. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When the van arrived at the prison gates in Co Roscommon it was carrying three men. One was a Sinn Féin TD at the time, Martin Ferris. They pulled up(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is on only 4 per cent of the vote. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimo

Sinn Féin is primed to top the poll in Kerry with Danny Healy-Rae in danger of losing his seat, a TG4 poll has found. The TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll of Ker(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

Most pundits believe Marian Harkin will win a seat. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo-Leitrim (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Sligo-Leitrim is one of the constituencies where Sinn Féin’s decision to run just one candidat(...)

Both Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny are likely to hold their seats. File photograph: Tom Honan

Kerry (five seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 SF A real scrap is brewing in Kerry over the seat being vacated by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, with (...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland have suspended promotion of greyhound racing. File photograph: stockexpert

Shane Ross has defended his request to tourism bodies to review policy in relation to the greyhound industry, shortly before Fáilte Ireland and Touris(...)

Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

Expressions of sympathy on the late former TD Jackie Healy Rae were heard in the Dáil on Wednesday, nearly five years after his death. File photograph: Eric Luke

Lunchtime on Wednesday in Leinster House. The corridors are quiet. Leo Varadkar is still in the chamber answering routine questions about his departm(...)

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