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St Joseph’s Secondary School in Drogheda, Co Louth. The expulsion rate at the 700-pupil Christian Brothers school is 10 times the national average. Image: Google Streetview

Parents have complained to authorities regarding “excessive” disciplinary measures at a school where the number of suspensions is running at three tim(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said that despite assumptions she is the runaway favourite, “there is no done deal here . . . there is no ordination, coronation”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald says if she is elected to succeed Gerry Adams she will examine how the party is run in light of a s(...)

The resignation of Cllr Gabriel Cronnelly from Sinn Féin comes days after a high-profile Galway Senator also quit the party amid allegations of bullying. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has lost another elected representative after a county councillor in Galway resigned and accused some in the party of “unacceptable behaviou(...)

Businessman Pat Donaghy (centre) beside Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens at a fund-raiser for the party in New York in 1999. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Friends of Sinn Féin, the party’s US-based fundraising arm, raised more than $102,000 (€86,000) from donors in the six months to the end of the Octobe(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: “I expect her to continue to play a full role in political and public life including at the highest level,” says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is highly unlikely to return to ministerial office despite Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s statement that he wants her inv(...)

Events surrounding the resignation of former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald damaged Leo Varadkar’s image as a shrewd, competent leader, destined to reinvigorate Fine Gael. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

The upheaval of the past week brought some positive developments. It has concentrated minds on the need for a united political front in resisting a ha(...)

The Solidarity strategy would entail councils developing their own 100% public, mixed-tenure housing on their own land. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,000 homes could be built on the last piece of council-owned, zoned “residential” land in Fingal, under a plan advanced by the Solidarity p(...)

Róisín Shortall said it was essential that a GP can refer a young person on to psychological services and counselling services at an early stage rather than referring the person to a waiting list.

The Government is being urged to accelerate the recruitment of additional community child psychologists with figures showing 2,500 young people are wa(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and other senior party figures have in the past week struck a note of realism on the prospect of restoring the Executive, if not on Brexit and its dangers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Reuters

The annual conference of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) last weekend contained a glimmer of hope that the powersharing institutions in Northern I(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Brady highlighted potential problems at Sydney Parade Dart station in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin city centre Dart stations and those near centres for the disabled will always be staffed but Irish Rail must adapt to changing technology and c(...)

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