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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Liadh Ní Riada MEP (centre), who will be the party’s candidate in the presidential election, and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Liadh Ní Riada, confirmed today as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidency, joined the party in 2011, just three years before winning a seat in the E(...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking in the Commons on Thursday. She said  the salaries of  the North’s Assembly members would  be reduced from £49,500 to £35,888 because they were not performing all their functions. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland civil servants are to be handed sweeping executive powers normally exercised by politicians in the latest response by the British gov(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘It’s a scandal the Assembly and the Executive are not in situ’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s comments blaming Sinn Féin for allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive to collapse show how of out of(...)

Members of the public take part in the ‘We Deserve Better’ Rally in the centre of Portadown,  Co Armagh. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Rallies have taken places in towns and cities across Northern Ireland urging the DUP and Sinn Féin to get over their differences and restore powershar(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill called for a special London-Brussels meeting to solely deal with the concerns of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The British government was treating Northern Ireland with contempt in relation to its guidance on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, Sinn Féin’s Nor(...)

 DUP Leader Arlene Foster has declined an invitation to meet the pope at Dublin Castle. She will not be sending a representative and has not explained why. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has declined an invitation to meet the pope at Dublin Castle, issued by the Irish Government, because she will be on a family(...)

 Róisín Upton, Kathryn Mullan, Ayeisha McFerran, Anna O’Flanagan, Grace O’Flanagan, Yvonne O’Byrne, Nicola Evans and Chloe Watkins of Ireland celebrate their victory during the semi-final game between Ireland and Spain of the Womens Hockey World Cup on Saturday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Once more unto the breach - Ireland’s women’s hockey team go for gold in the World Cup final on Sunday in London. They face the seven times winners (...)

 Human Life International says  it intends to campaign to keep abortion out of the North by “dispelling the darkness, spreading the light of truth”

The president of an international anti-abortion organisation has called on Catholics in Northern Ireland to “keep the wolf out of the field” and preve(...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrating the result of the abortion referendum in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Catholics and Protestants must unite to oppose the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, a public meeting in Derry has been told. “We can’t d(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “The reality is that those who brought us Brexit ought to have considered all of the consequences of that. Brexit is not there of our making or of our choice”

The EU should convene an emergency summit in September to resolve the Irish Brexit issues, Sinn Féin has told Michel Barnier. Speaking after a meeti(...)

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