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Martin McGuinness’s widow, Bernie; Gerry Adams; Michelle O’Neill; and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior figures in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have insisted they would never enter any coalition with Sinn Féin, irrespective of their leader. Sinn Féi(...)

Gerry Adams: he described confidence and supply deals such as the one between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as “fundamentally dishonest”. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A future coalition government involving Sinn Féin must have a strategy for Irish unification, party leader Gerry Adams has indicated. Mr Adams said h(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “You either take the plunge and you go into government or you don’t.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has rejected the prospect of the party supporting a minority government from the sidelines after the nex(...)

Ray MacSharry: he is requesting that his name be removed from the record of the House and be withdrawn from the transcription of Ms McDonald’s comments

Former tánaiste Ray MacSharry has asked the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges to remove references to him possessing an Ansbacher accou(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Fine Gael will not enter coalition  with Sinn Féin, saying their policies would undermine business and investment.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has categorically ruled out a coalition with Sinn Féin, saying that party’s policies would lead to massive job losses. In a sta(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton hit out at Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, describing him as a ‘barroom brawler’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were rowdy scenes in the Dáil amid heated exchanges between Tánaiste Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Ms Burton rejec(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land deal involving National Assets Management Agency. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land d(...)

Ms McDonald has said she will not retract her statement and was “well within her constitutional rights” to name names of politicians accused of having offshore accounts to evade tax. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe is to write to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett, recommending that a motion of censure be moved against Mary Lou Mc(...)

Sinn Féin  deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said the procedure adopted by the Committee on Procedure and Privilege in its findings was “deeply flawed, affording me neither access to the letters, and therefore the basis of the complaint... nor an explanation for the CPP decision”.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised a Dail committee’s decision that she abused process when she linked six former politicians wi(...)

Sean Barrett: “Nobody likes taking abuse, but some of that abuse has been grossly and utterly unfair.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has accused Sinn Féin of using him as a “pawn to deflect attention” from their own political difficulties, such as the Ma(...)

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