Mary Lou McDonald

Belfast group in Roma exploitation probe attended Sinn Féin ard fheis

AN ORGANISATION facing allegations of exploiting south Belfast's Roma community attended Sinn Féin's party conference – a week after health trust …

Sinn Féin

Sinn Fein candidate calls on President Higgins to join in election debates

Presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada has called on President Michael D Higgins to participate in debates during the election campaign.<p>Ms Ni Riada …

Elections

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Silence over Mairia Cahill from the Left and women's organisations is deafening

There was plenty of bile on Twitter the day after the Spotlight interview with Mairia Cahill about the Police Ombudsman’s report that validated her …

McDonald's

Latest opinion poll shows gap between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil narrowing

<b>There's good news for Fianna Fáil with the party climbing four points in the latest political opinion poll.</b><p>However, the Behaviour and Attitudes …

Polling

News Quiz: How well do you remember the week that was?

LAST WEEK SILLY Season finally came to an end. And amen to that says you.<p>But how well do you remember the week in news?<p>Let’s find out…<p>Which Irish …

Sesame Street

'Let's plan for the future together' - Mary Lou McDonald extends olive branch to unionists during Belfast speech

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald asked unionists to open a conversation about "defining a new Ireland" during a speech in Belfast on …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Northern Ireland traffic: Newry road closed due to serious crash

Latest travel alerts<p>Follow the latest updates from our travel feed below.<p><b>The Fathom Line in Newry has been closed in both directions following a</b> …

Northern Ireland

DUP deny row with Theresa May is halting Brexit progress - 'We want sensible exit' says Foster following widespread criticism

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has rejected claims that a row between the party and Prime Minister Theresa May is halting Brexit progress.<p>The Sun has …

Northern Ireland

'They're forgotten people' - thousands take part in protest over housing

Speeches called for an end to evictions, increased provision of social housing and affordable rents.<p>Protesters Teresa Phelan and Anna Smith, who were …

Dublin City Council

Housing protesters bid to ‘Take Back The City’ with major demo in Dublin

A group of housing protesters have staged a mass protest on one of the busiest thoroughfares in Dublin.<p>The Take Back The City demonstration started …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed' with media, 'a bit immature' - Micheál Martin on Late Late Show

In a wide-ranging interview with Ryan Tubridy, the leader of the opposition talked about his time at the helm of Fianna Fáil, rebuilding the party …

Leo Varadkar

Foster backs May and slams EU as 'disrespectful, intransigent and disgraceful' over Brexit

Leader of the DUP Arlene Foster has slammed the behaviour of those negotiating on behalf of the European Union on Brexit as "disrespectful, …

Northern Ireland

Here's the line-up for this week's Late Late Show

<b>With the new season of The Graham Norton Show not starting until next week, RTE's Late Late Show will be unrivalled for our viewing attention this</b> …

The Late Late Show

Theresa May: Only workable proposal for an Irish backstop is the UK's proposal

Image: AP/PA Images<p>Image: AP/PA Images<p>EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT President Donald Tusk said today that there would not be a Withdrawal Agreement …

Northern Ireland

Farmers: Confidence and supply deal has hurt Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil has been damaged by entering and sticking with the confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael, a majority of farming voters …

Fianna Fáil

Politicians create their own wind warning in Leinster House

Deputies are stuck in Ploughing-related tailbacks as they return from summer break<p>19 minutes ago<p>Following the long Summer break, the pent-up energy …

Oireachtas Éireann

Leo Varadkar rules out a ban on photographing gardaí

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out banning the right for people to take photographs and videos of gardai during protests and while they are on duty …

Leo Varadkar

'Women are fed up' - Health Minister faces calls for further inquiry into CervicalCheck scandal

Minister for Health Simon Harris faced calls in the Dail on Wednesday for a further inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal<p>Political opponents made …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Farmers upbeat despite weather events and Brexit threat

Biggest concern they express in ICMSA Farming Today survey is debt, and also complain of difficulty hiring staff, but two-thirds are otherwise …

Farming

Alban Maginness: Brave Mairia Cahill has every right to reject empty apology from the Sinn Fein leadership

It takes a lot of guts to be Mairia Cahill. Most people would run away before they would take on the intimidating power and strength of the …

Northern Ireland

Varadkar rejects Sinn Féin rent-freeze proposal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected a Sinn Féin proposal to freeze rents as “tinkering around the edges” of the housing crisis.He said that “to every …

Dublin City Council

Mary Lou McDonald says SF records not available on Mairia Cahill's alleged abuser

In a bizarre response to RUC intelligence claims that Martin Morris was suspended from Sinn Féin because he suspected of abusing children, Ms …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Taoiseach to raise human rights issues and decriminalising homosexuality in Palestine when Palestinian president visits

Mr Varadkar told the Dáil that President Abbas is due to stop off in Ireland on his way to the United Nations general assembly in New York.<p>The …

Human Rights

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Image: RollingNews.ie<p>Image: RollingNews.ie<p>SINN FÉIN LEADER Mary Lou McDonald has said there was no cover-up by her party in relation to the alleged …

Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

Hpv

Mary-Lou McDonald fails to win over voters, according to farmer poll

Mary-Lou McDonald has failed to sway rural voters towards her party since becoming Sinn Féin president a new poll has revealed.Despite being rated …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Gail Walker: Nothing will improve here until our walk away from the troubled past breaks into run

Last week the Chief Constable revealed an assessment about the level of violence here which alarmed many people. Mostly, though, the remarks were …

Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says Brexit has made a united Ireland a 'more imminent reality' as Tories show 'utter indifference'

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has slammed Boris Johnson and claimed he has been “deliberately provocative” and “grossly irresponsible” over the …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Áras hopeful Liadh Ní Riada is 'unsuitable to represent the country' - says son of IRA victim

Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada was yesterday unveiled as Sinn Féin's candidate - and promptly refused to take questions from the media gathered for …

Sinn Féin

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

President Higgins will be pleased with today's poll.<p>Image: Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland<p>President Higgins will be pleased with today's …

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