Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald has told  Sipo a €4m  donation to her party from a UK resident falls outside the remit of the ethics watchdog.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Almost all donations to political parties above the €1,500 threshold that requires their disclosure were made by elected representatives, the latest r(...)

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonaldinsisted Sipo had no authority to scrutinise the bequest because it was a donation to the party in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael will this week introduce legislation to strengthen enforcement powers on foreign donations for the State’s ethics watchdog. A party senator(...)

Mary Lou McDonald told Sipo: ‘The donation that you refer to was not offered to, or accepted by, the Sinn Féin party in the 26-county jurisdiction’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald told a State watchdog it had no authority to scrutinise donations made to the party in Northern Ireland on the g(...)

Gerry Adams, Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald at a Sinn Féin conference in 2017. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is the richest political party on the island of Ireland, with about 200 staff and, according to its director of finance, Des Mackin, an exte(...)

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The Sinn Féin company involved in the sale of republican memorabilia and occasional publications laid off its staff last year, according to accounts j(...)

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The will in which the late William Hampton left Sinn Féin more than €1.6 million is very clear and leaves the money to the party in the Republic of Ir(...)

An image of the then Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams giving an address at a party ardfheis in 2008. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

William Hampton, the English man who left Sinn Féin more than €1.68 million, stayed in a medium-sized caravan in Cootehill, Co Cavan, while using a lo(...)