Martin Ferris

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Des O’Malley had strident views when it came to assessing Sinn Féin. File photograph: The Irish Times

A senior Sinn Féin TD has said he would not “stand over” any threats made against politicians in the Republic during the Troubles. Speaking in the wa(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams leaving No 10 Downing Street after his meeting with British prime minister Tony Blair on   December 11th. Photograph:  Gerry Penny/AFP via Getty Images

A visit by the Sinn Féin leadership to Downing Street at Christmas in 1997 led to concern that pictures of Gerry Adams standing near a Christmas tree (...)

Tom Barry said in 1976: “I back the right of Republicans to shoot, kill and bomb British occupying forces. Nobody can deny that. But I do not back the bombing of obvious civilian targets like pubs and that bloody carry-on.”

Tom Barry, the architect of the Kilmichael ambush during the War of Independence, “point blank” refused to support republican hunger strikers in Portl(...)

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(...)

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