Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “I saw it on the front of The Irish Times, of course if there are polls you want to see you have gone up rather than gone down.”  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted she will not get carried away with the party’s bounce in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. The(...)

Today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll reveals a drop in support for Fine Gael. After retreating two points in January from a high of 36 per cent in Dec(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s  approval rating is by  far the highest among  party leaders, according to the latest   Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

Support for the Fine Gael party and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s personal approval ratings have slipped in recent months, according to the latest Irish Ti(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “Which official in the Minister’s department knew that he was speaking to Mr Ó Neachtain? ”

A phone call between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and Eoghan Ó Neachtain, who was acting on behalf of Independent News and Media (INM), (...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin: asked if the Government had decided whether or not the State should have a ‘bespoke security agency’

Ireland may be too small a country to establish a CIA, KGB, or Israeli Mossad-style security agency, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil. “The Government(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

Independent House: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has for the first time expressed concern over alleged breaches of personal data at Independent News and Media. File photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has for the first time expressed concern at the alleged breaches of personal data at Independent News and Media, adding that de(...)

 Jim Daly: ‘I have no ideological objection to Sinn Féin being part of a government.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael minister has denied he was slapped down after declaring no objection to Sinn Féin in government, adding that many of his party colleagues (...)

In an interview with ‘Hot Press’ Jim Daly, the Minister of State for Mental Health, claimed a future coalition is possible between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A Fine Gael Minister has “no objection” to his party entering government with Sinn Féin, saying its mandate is as “legitimate” as that of any other po(...)

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