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 Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy (66) of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

As a young police officer, former Police Service of Northern Ireland assistant chief constable Alan McQuillan once engaged in a bizarre game of cross-(...)

The seed of a narrative - that Gerry Adams is “not great on the sums” - had been sown in two media interviews last week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As long as Gerry Adams remains leader of Sinn Féin, his past will haunt him, and act as a drag on his party’s fortunes. No, it’s not the past you are(...)

A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

Dinny McGinley TD and Robert Dowds TD who are set to retire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was quiet on Tuesday. An air of calm enveloped the chamber and the corridors. But it was a strange sort of stillness, like that awfu(...)

Fine Gael’s director of elections Brian Hayes has claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted when they say they will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin.

Fine Gael’s director of elections Brian Hayes has claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted when they say they will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin. S(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gerry Adams demands the full attention of the chamber when he speaks. If there is background chatter, the Sinn Féin leader will stop talking and wait (...)

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin or Fine Gael under any circumstances, party leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin or Fine Gael under any circumstances, party leader Micheál Martin has said. He said he could not (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said Sinn Féin’s policy was almost childlike, promising to spend an extra €5 billion in health and billions on education and housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The gloves are well and truly off in the political cauldron that is pre-election Leinster House. The dying days of the 31st Dáil are being marked by (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton displays awesome power and artistry when she executes a flawless dive from a small kayak into raging floodwater in Kilkenny before rapidly scrambling to dry land. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

January The new year begins on a promising note when two sporting unknowns burst on to the scene and are immediately hailed as strong medal prospect(...)

“Mother Teresa’s statement to the UN conference was dishonest, manipulative opportunism for which it is hard to find adequate words.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s not the fact that Mother Teresa has been credited with cures for which there is no known disease that renders the plan for her canonisation ridic(...)

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