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Retiring Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three serving and one former senior police officer, including the man who is in charge of the investigation into the British army agent known as Stake(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (at centre in green top) in procession during the 37th National Hunger Strike Commemoration in Castlewellan, Co Down, on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is now only a matter of “when” a Border poll will take place on Irish unity, Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said on Sunday, as she brushed a(...)

Eoin Ó’Broin, who is favour of the 12-week proposal, told RTÉ his preference is for the party to hold an ard fheis before the referendum.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald is facing calls from within her own party to clarify its policy on abortion in advance of the referendum on the Eig(...)

Mary Lou McDonald acknowledges the applause of delegates as she is elected  Sinn Féin president at the party’s ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she wants an “Ireland that creates opportunities for all – and not just for the few”. In her opening (...)

 Pearse Doherty said he would not declare his support for any particular candidate for party vice president until he was aware who was in the race. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has confirmed he will not seek position of deputy leader of the party. The Donegal TD had been expected to challenge for (...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: it is understood the party’s ardcomhairle will meet on Saturday to finalise the preparation for the special ardfheis to ratify Ms McDonald’s promotion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin will decide its procedures for electing its deputy leader this weekend, in the event Mary Lou McDonald is the sole candidate for leader. No(...)

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(...)

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