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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(...)

‘We’re talking about investing in mental health services and yet we’re closing a centre in my own town in the middle of a pandemic.’ File photograph: Getty

Minister of State for Mental Health Mary Butler will be put under pressure to ensure an all-party report on the impact of Covid-19 on community servic(...)

Det Gda Jerry McCabe who was killed in  1996 by members of the Provisional IRA during the attempted robbery of a post office van. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The chair of an Oireachtas committee was called “an absolute disgrace” by one of its members on Thursday over his continued refusal to condemn the kil(...)

Mental health services need to be prepared for ‘a sustained surge in demand over the coming years’

Mental health services need to be prepared for “a sustained surge in demand over the coming years” in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Oireach(...)

Over the next fortnight, meetings are planned for Dublin, Galway, Cavan and Newry, but with the first taking place in Cork on Monday night. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has announced plans to hold a series of public meetings over the next two weeks, starting in the Cork South Central(...)

Councillor Pat Buckley,  Sinn Féin candidate for Cork East: surge helped him retain his seat.

Pat Buckley (50) looked vulnerable in Cork East until the Sinn Féin surge helped him retain the seat he first won in 2016. A thoughtful and impassion(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pat Buckley topped the poll in Cork East

The last three seats in Cork East were decided on count eight when Sean Sherlock (Lab) reached the quota and Fine Gael junior minister David Stanton a(...)

Séan Sherlock survived the battering suffered by Labour to retain his seat in the last election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork East (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Lab, 1 SF Cork East may in theory be an open four-seat constituency but in practice tends to be a some(...)

Tom Barry, the most famous IRA commander during the War of Independence and the mastermind of the Kilmichael ambush, addresses some of his old comrades at a memorial service in 1966

County Cork Incident Kilmichael ambush Date November 28th, 1920 Fatalities 12 Read full county by county breakdown here Cork was(...)

Gardaí estimated up to 1,000 people took part in the protest. Photograph: Barry Roche

An Post mail centre workers in Dublin, Portlaoise and Athlone are being urged to show solidarity with over 200 colleagues in Cork facing redundancy as(...)

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