Ireland’s Future campaigner QUB prof Colin Harvey: ‘None seem to attract the same opprobrium as the softly-spoken QUB academic.’  Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker

Ireland’s Future first came to public attention in 2017 with a series of open letters calling on then taoiseach Leo Varadkar to protect the rights of (...)

Congress, the umbrella organisation for trade unions, said the Bill favoured employers over employees. Photograph: Getty

Proposed new laws regulating the rights of employees to request remote working into the future are a “toothless tiger” that have wreaked angst and con(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: when she  stands up to make her televised speech  she does so safe in the knowledge that all ranks of the party are united around her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s party faithful gather at the Helix on Saturday in Dublin City University, surrounded by banners hanging overhead that will declare that it(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Special Criminal court is said that the court is ‘not unproblematic’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin is on the cusp of effectively dropping its outright opposition to the Special Criminal Court (SCC). The party is due to debate a motion put(...)

 St Mary’s Park in Limerick, where gangs use derelict houses to sell and store drugs. Photograph:  David Raleigh

Three weeks ago, as he walked through St Mary’s Park estate in Limerick, local Sinn Féin councillor John Costelloe was “followed, filmed and threatene(...)

Boney M’s 1977 hit Belfast, which set Ireland’s tragedy to a Eurodisco beat, had people all over the world shaking their booties to its gnomic lines. Photograph: Getty Images

An unfortunate aspect of the recent Zombie controversy, in which the Cranberries’ classic became a social media battleground between Sinn Féin and its(...)

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(...)

Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon was quick to assure us there ‘wasn't a scratch on the bike’ after his crash. File photograph: Eric Luke

A month ago we told you about Ciarán Cannon’s epic one-day cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head. The Fine Gael TD for Galway East completed his 575.55(...)

 Pilot festival event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Denise Chaila during her performance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A ban on touts re-selling tickets for large popular gigs including concerts and sports events above face value is set to become law before the end of (...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, above, told Fine Gael Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan to “cop yourself on” in relation to comparisons with Germany in the 1930s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has said that “in hindsight” members of his party should have recorded their abstention in a Dáil vote on extending th(...)

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