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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated Thu 2:14 PM 30,840 Views 63 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59
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Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59

Updated Wed 10:20 PM 74,308 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
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Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Tue 4:50 PM 43,906 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces
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Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces

Sat 4:26 PM 16,415 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats and Labour have called for an independent inquiry into the issue, which was revealed in an RTÉ documentary today.

Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week
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Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:56 PM 31,146 Views 132 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said the Taoiseach has failed to hold Coveney to account over the Zappone saga.

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
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Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 50,967 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology
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'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:28 PM 29,249 Views 115 Comments

Coveney was grilled further on the Zappone controversy before an Oireachtas Committee today.

Sinn Féin calls for all documents related to Zappone appointment to be published
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Sinn Féin calls for all documents related to Zappone appointment to be published

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:56 PM 10,654 Views 84 Comments

TD Matt Carthy said the Department of Foreign Affairs should also clarify if any other relevant documents have been erased.

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
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Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 8,595 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
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Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,405 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
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Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,715 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald
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UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald

Jul 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,996 Views 33 Comments

Victims groups are to travel to Downing St tomorrow.

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
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Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 13,000 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin
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# Royal British Legion

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin

Jul 10th 2021, 6:31 PM 25,769 Views 47 Comments

The politician said she wanted to send a message that she respects all traditions.

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
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Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,328 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
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Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,289 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister
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‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister

Jun 20th 2021, 12:22 PM 25,769 Views 40 Comments

MP Chris Hazzard has said Sinn Féin will have ‘no demands’ other than a commitment to agreements already made.

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
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Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,111 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting
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DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 2:39 PM 40,990 Views 37 Comments
  • Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to continue in the role of Deputy First Minister
  • The Assembly is to continue after last night's UK government deal on the Irish language
  • DUP MPs and MLAs sought to pressure party leader Edwin Poots to hold off on a nomination
  • However, Poots nominated Givan and said it was without "a precondition from Sinn Féin"
Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal
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Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal

Jun 17th 2021, 10:45 AM 26,738 Views 0 Comments

She is the second Oireachtas member to take a High Court action against CETA.

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
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Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,492 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll
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# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll

Jun 16th 2021, 9:45 PM 38,122 Views 136 Comments

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has put Sinn Fein on 31%, followed by Fine Gael on 27% and Fianna Fail on 20%.

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
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Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,275 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
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Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 10:17 PM 65,331 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
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Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,316 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
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Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 18,536 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
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Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 55,978 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
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# Unemployment Supports

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,534 Views 13 Comments

The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
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Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,941 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?
Sinn Féin receives another £800,000 from the will of deceased English man
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Sinn Féin receives another £800,000 from the will of deceased English man

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:47 PM 44,976 Views 57 Comments

Billy Hampton has now left the party almost £3 million, the largest donation given to a political party in Northern Ireland.

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
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Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,411 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

Sinn Fein seeks legal advice on DUP ‘boycott’ of north-south meetings
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Sinn Fein seeks legal advice on DUP ‘boycott’ of north-south meetings

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:29 AM 12,808 Views 21 Comments

Sinn Fein Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey accused her partners in government of ‘arrogant disrespect’ over their non-attendance.

Sinn Féin confirms Lynn Boylan as its candidate for Dublin Bay South by-election
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Sinn Féin confirms Lynn Boylan as its candidate for Dublin Bay South by-election

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 PM 27,032 Views 61 Comments

The Social Democrats also confirmed its candidate, Sarah Durcan, for the high-profile by-election.

Edwin Poots says he will only unveil ministerial line-up when he's 'ready'
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Edwin Poots says he will only unveil ministerial line-up when he's 'ready'

Jun 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 13,678 Views 29 Comments

The new DUP leader denied there had been a delay in carrying out a reshuffle due to an internal rift within the party.

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
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A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?

May 31st 2021, 5:28 PM 42,008 Views 108 Comments

New DUP leader Edwin Poots won’t be putting himself forward but the new FM has not been confirmed.

SF's Lynn Boylan 'considering' DBS by-election run and says other candidates 'doing themselves damage' online
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SF's Lynn Boylan 'considering' DBS by-election run and says other candidates 'doing themselves damage' online

May 31st 2021, 12:49 PM 22,306 Views 45 Comments

The Sinn Féin Senator said her party would choose its candidate this week.

DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’
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DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’

May 30th 2021, 4:28 PM 12,535 Views 29 Comments

Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie said the Stormont Executive ‘has to last’.

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
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Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,133 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
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Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told

May 20th 2021, 2:06 PM 15,501 Views 58 Comments

Doherty read out some personal testimonies into the Dáil record from people who say they will never be able to save to buy their own home.

Voter data: Eoin Ó Broin defends 'unusual' appearance as witness to a committee he's a member of
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Voter data: Eoin Ó Broin defends 'unusual' appearance as witness to a committee he's a member of

May 20th 2021, 12:46 PM 30,591 Views 47 Comments

A Fine Gael Senator said it was “an affront” to the committee that Sinn Féin did not send its general secretary as other parties did.

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