Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

 Toireasa Ferris said  it was with ’great reluctance and heart break’ she was withdrawing. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

In what will be a major blow to Sinn Féin in Co Kerry, local councillor and general election candidate Toireasa Ferris, told a meeting of the party in(...)

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy said if Dublin continues to expand its population at existing rates, it will ‘end up sliding in the sea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has called for the development of a rail, road and broadband corridor from Derry to Kerry to try and counter the grow(...)

Martin Ferris: could not travel to US

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was forced to cancel a tour of the United States after the US State Department did not issue him a visa in time to travel. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

The protection of homes rather than beaches will be the priority for Government spending on flood defences, Minister of State Brian Hayes has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Local authorities may have to spend money intended for roads on bolstering and repairing flood defences, Minister of State Brian Hayes has said. Speak(...)

Liadh Ni Riada (seated), daughter of late composer Sean Ó Riada, at this year’s Sinn Féin ard fheis at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Co Mayo, with  Daisy Mules of Derry city speaking.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin have selected a daughter of iconic composer and musician Sean Ó Riada to contest next year’s European Parliament elections for the party in (...)