Paul Donnelly

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Sharp exchanges occurred in the Dáil regarding a group of teenagers at a ‘Covid party’. File photograph: Getty

A Government backbencher has been accused of “recklessness” and failing to conduct proper research for the Dáil speech he made referring to a social m(...)

Paul Donnelly, Gerry Adams and Pauline Tully arrive for a meeting of Sinn Fein’s new parliamentary team at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paul Donnelly (Dublin West): “It’s one of those days you try to put in your memory bank and enjoy the day because you know the work that’s going to co(...)

Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly with his mother Bridie at the Dublin West counting centre in Phibblestown Community Centre, Dublin 15. Photograph: Tom Honan

It is a case of sixth time lucky for Cllr Paul Donnelly (51) who first ran for the Dáil in the 1998 byelection following the resignation of Fianna Fái(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Ruth Coppinger’s predecessor Joe Higgins arrives to give a hand. As shoppers say hello to him, he says: ‘We need to keep a fighter in there. You could have four males elected and no female fighter’. Photograph: Harry McGee

Ongar town centre is so new that it still looks like an architect’s drawing: fresh-looking buildings, a smattering of people, and green areas with sap(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)

Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill and Antrim’s Tony Scullion during the Ulster  Championship final in 2009. Photograph: Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Ten years after Tyrone faced Antrim in the 2009 Ulster final, the counties meet again in Armagh. Antrim’s inability to follow through on that achievem(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

The banner at College Green Bank of Ireland  is on the front of what was the Irish parliamentary building before the Act of Union in 1800.

Dublin City Council has defended its decision to put images of four constitutional politicians, three of whom had died long before 1916, on a banner c(...)

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