Paudie Mcgahon

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‘Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, one of the most courteous TDs in the House, issued a devastating response to Mary Lou McDonald who had the brass neck to ask if the Labour Party supported Sinn Féin’s demand for an official North/South inquiry into abuse.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The latest revelations about abuse and intimidation within the republican movement have highlighted the dark shadow Sinn Féin is casting over Irish de(...)

 ‘The alleged attacker of Maíria Cahill was ordered into exile by the IRA. So was the alleged attacker of Paudie McGahon.’ Above, BBC Northern Ireland ‘Spotlight’ reporter, Jennifer O’Leary interviewing Paudie McGahon. Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

In recent Irish history, just two bodies have had the power to order a citizen into exile. No government, no court of law, no official body, however p(...)

Child abuse is a despicable crime. But some people within Sinn Féin appear to have become so coarsened by decades of conflict that they have failed to(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has challenged Gerry Adams to “present himself” to the Garda and tell them what he knows about the cases of abuse victims Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill.  Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he doesn’t believe the denials of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that he wasn’t aware of the IRA sex abuses cases or th(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (centre) have seen support for th Coalition parties grow, while support for Gerry Adams’s Sinn Féin is flat.

The two Coalition parties show signs of recovering some of the support they have lost in the past year, according to the latest opinion poll.The lates(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said that sex abuse claims will ‘weigh heavily’ on the minds of voters heading into next year’s general election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the current sex abuse claims made by Paudie McGahon will “weigh heavily” on the minds of some voters heading into (...)

‘We cannot place the burden of reporting the threat to others posed by a suspected rapist solely upon his victims.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Twenty years ago I made a Garda statement detailing how I was raped and abused by Fr Seán Fortune, a Roman Catholic priest, from when I was 14 years o(...)

Micheál Martin: suggested the Government give serious consideration to establishing a commission of inquiry into the allegations aired on ‘Spotlight’.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was a man on a mission.He doesn’t usually do Opposition Leaders’ Questions on a Thursday. But he was present yesterd(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: ‘It’s about time you and your own party took responsibility in all of this.’

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil over how Sinn Féin members have handled allegations of sexual abuse by republicans in the ongoing controversy (...)

Minister for Education Jan O Sullivan said Sinn Féin was putting the onus on victims to come forward. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she believes Sinn Féin and the IRA have conducted 100 investigations into child abuse.The Minister accu(...)

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