Pearse Mcauley

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 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the reconvening of the 33rd Dáil Eireann. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When the van arrived at the prison gates in Co Roscommon it was carrying three men. One was a Sinn Féin TD at the time, Martin Ferris. They pulled up(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

Pauline Tully   has over 13 years experience as a local councillor. File photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

The former wife of convicted garda killer, Pearse McAuley has announced her decision to return to politics and plans to run for Sinn Féin in the next (...)

Pearse McAuley (50),of Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, has had his jail term for an assault on his wife Paulie Tully on Christmas Eve 2014 extended by two years. File photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

A man who assaulted his estranged wife for almost four hours using a steak knife while their children were in the house has had his jail term increase(...)

Anne McCabe: Said her husband’s killers ‘are no longer part of my life’. Photograph: PA

The men who killed Det Garda Jerry McCabe under the so called veil of republicanism were criticised for thinking they were heroes at a memorial servic(...)

Screen grab of Gerry Adams during Thursday’s  leaders debate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams came under sustained attack for his call to abolish the Special Criminal Court during the first leaders’ debate of the ge(...)

 Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris: “All judges are appointed by the government in power.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris said he has no regrets about meeting republican Pearse McAuley on his release from prison. McAuley, one of the IRA men con(...)

Accounts of damage caused by flooding dominated the airwaves: The river Suck at Ballinasloe after Storm Desmond hit the area over last weekend. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA

Bemoaning seasonal excess is practically compulsory at this time of year, but there has been real anguish on the airwaves this week about current sur(...)

Oscar Pistorius: “This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.”

‘This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions,” said the judge in South Africa. “A young man overcomes huge physical disabilities (...)

Pearse McAuley leaves Cavan Courthouse following his sentencing for the Christmas 2014 attack on his wife Pauline Tully. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald has said the sentence given to prominent republican Pearse McAuley for a frenzied assault on his estranged w(...)

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