Mary Regan

Mary Regan

For Sinn Féin, the race for the Áras is as important as the result

For Sinn Féin, the race for the Áras is as important as the result

It will be hard to beat Michael D Higgins, but putting a candidate forward is another step in the party’s move into the political mainstream

Post Podcast: The presidential possibles

Post Podcast: The presidential possibles

Who will be Sinn Féin's candidate? And who else will be facing Michael D Higgins in October?

A hit and run in a midlands town, then three decades of silence

A hit and run in a midlands town, then three decades of silence

James Clancy was hit and killed by a truck in Tullamore almost 31 years ago. Files went missing, no one was ever charged, and his family are still looking for answers

Michael Gove is Britain’s unlikeliest rebel

Michael Gove is Britain’s unlikeliest rebel

The latest bizarre twist in the unfolding Brexit disaster involves the ambitious MP being compared, by a Tory colleague, with our own revolutionary hero Michael Collins

Proposal for Magdalene survivors memorial to be considered

Proposal for Magdalene survivors memorial to be considered

A working group established by the new Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, has visited the site of the last remaining laundry, on Sean McDermott Street in central Dublin

Varadkar wants to have his PR cupcake and eat it

Varadkar wants to have his PR cupcake and eat it

Some of Leo Varadkar’s criticisms of the media are valid, but he himself has actively encouraged them to focus on image and trivialise political issues

‘Unacceptable’ living conditions contributed to ‘chronic neglect’ of two young children

‘Unacceptable’ living conditions contributed to ‘chronic neglect’ of two young children

A judge has ruled that two siblings should be left with their current foster carers until their mother’s mental health stabilises, despite their parents’ fears of one of them losing their cultural heritage

Smear test audits on hold pending findings of probe

Smear test audits on hold pending findings of probe

The clinical auditing of cervical smear tests has been suspended pending a recommendation by the ...

Human rights group accuses Taoiseach of ‘normalising’ Orbán policies

Human rights group accuses Taoiseach of ‘normalising’ Orbán policies

Michael Lowry puts Trump in the shade with his ‘art of the no-deal’

Michael Lowry puts Trump in the shade with his ‘art of the no-deal’

If there is a secret deal between the government and Michael Lowry, the kind that Varadkar set himself against, then the public has a right to know

Facebook gives thumbs down to referendum ads request

Facebook gives thumbs down to referendum ads request

Facebook is refusing to release a database of all ads and how much was paid for them by both side...

Families of TDs will have to declare interests under revamped ethics laws

Families of TDs will have to declare interests under revamped ethics laws

The government has sought to speed up the passage of the Public Sector Standards Bill, which was drafted in response to the Mahon Tribunal recommendations

Some 4,000 sign online petition to end Church’s anti-LGBTI language

Some 4,000 sign online petition to end Church’s anti-LGBTI language

Almost 4,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Vatican to change its language ...

EU’s still got our back on Brexit

EU’s still got our back on Brexit

Trust me, says Juncker, but let’s hope this summer lovin’ is made to last

Geoghegan-Quinn: we need to worry about Brexit

Geoghegan-Quinn: we need to worry about Brexit

The former EU commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has said she is concerned about what Brexit wil...