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Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

The scene at the house in Strokestown, Co Roscommon which was the centre of an eviction.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has warned that vigilantism “is a very dangerous road to go down” as he answered Dáil questions about the recent(...)

Anybody But McDowell?: Shane Ross seems not to want Michael McDowell (above) to chair the Taoiseach’s committee to oversee the implementation of the Manning report on Seanad reform. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

While Fine Gael is blue in the face trying to keep the Minister for Transport sweet, Winston Churchtown may yet be spoiling for another fight. The Ind(...)

Fodder brought in from Brighton, England, is distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is “no evidence whatsoever” to suggest that animals are dying from malnutrition as a result of the fodder crisis, Minister for Agriculture Micha(...)

Elena and Costel Focsa with their daughter Cezy Focsa (11)  and Padraig McIntyre and Barbara Frow with their daughter Grace McIntyre (10) outside the Dail. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two young girls whose access to a life-changing drug is due to end this week, visited Leinster House on Wednesday to plead with Health Minister Simon (...)

Fine Gael MEP Maireád McGuinness advised that people should put their fingers in their ears until after the British general election, in the hope that what we are hearing now would be tempered afterwards.

There can be no changes to the 1998 Belfast agreement as part of the Brexit deal, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Martina Anderson, Sinn Féin (...)

Beef displayed at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown(...)

Sinn Féin tried to liven things up by holding a lunchtime protest on Kildare Street. It was sparsely attended, rather like the proceedings inside. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It was deep in the afternoon doldrums and Dáil Éireann inched slowly towards the novelty vote. Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny rose to talk about Apple. (...)

File Image: The killing of five heifers by Defence Forces soldiers during a bankruptcy seizure on a farm in Co Monaghan on Tuesday has been described as ‘pretty horrific’ by an animal rights group. Photograph: Getty Images.

The killing of five heifers by Defence Forces soldiers during a bankruptcy seizure on a farm in Co Monaghan on Tuesday has been described as “pretty h(...)

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