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Would a €9 pork chop be a suitably priced food offering to appease the hungry Covid gods? Photograph: iStock

If all goes well, the sun will set in November and the police can take their noses out of your pork chops. But there isn’t a great amount of confiden(...)

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Martin Kenny described  new legislation on Garda enforcement powers in pubs was ‘abnormal’ but ‘does what it says on the bottle’.

The Government “messed up” the issue of re-opening pubs by allowing those serving food to operate while forcing pubs serving only alcohol to remain cl(...)

The Dáil was told on Wednesday that the view of the gardaí was that there remains ‘a real and persistent threat from republican paramilitary groups on this island’. Photograph: PA

For the first time since Sinn Féin entered the Dáil in 1997, the party has abstained in a vote on the renewal of controversial Offences Against the St(...)

Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The general election was bookended by two episodes which show how remembrance of the State’s past remains current affairs. Fine Gael’s postponed, an(...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny

Incumbent Martin Kenny was one of the bookie’s favourites in the lead-up to the election and he proved them right. First elected in the 2016 election(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the press at a count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

As counting continued on Sunday in the general election, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she had been in touch with the Greens, Social Democra(...)

Independent Marian Harkin said there had been a tsunami of Sinn Féin TDs elected as well as ‘an avalanche of Independents’. File photograph: Alan Betson

The four newly elected Sligo Leitrim TDs Martin Kenny (SF), Marian Harkin (Ind), Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry and Frank Feighan (FG) described the out(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny TD canvassing Karen Dockery from Annaghduff, Co Leitrim, in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Children from 33 nationalities attend Scoil Mhuire primary school in Carrick-on-Shannon, the town where Iraqi-born youngster Zak Moradi learned how to(...)

The  accommodation earmarked for asylum seekers  in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell/Irish Times

The decision to cut the number of asylum seekers going to Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, from 130 to just 27, made up of seven families, including children,(...)

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