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Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Long-speculated talk of an alliance with Fianna Fáil has gathered pace in recent months; except now it is being suggested that the SDLP will effectively be wound down and taken over by Micheál Martin’s party

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

Peter Casey is best known as the businessman from RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den who spent two decades living in the US but is now based in Donegal. His decision to run for president – alongside two other former Dragons – has raised more than a few eyebrows

Gavin Duffy exclusive: Áras hopeful advised O’Brien on Moriarty fallout

Gavin Duffy exclusive: Áras hopeful advised O’Brien on Moriarty fallout

Former Dragons’ Den star prepped tycoon on day that tribunal report came out; Duffy says there was nothing he could do for Sean FitzPatrick

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

The Labour leader says the government should call an election as 250 bills are ‘going nowhere’

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Growing up in a Presbyterian family on a farm in South Armagh during the Troubles taught independent Senator Ian Marshall the values of tolerance and pragmatism and they have served him well, both in his time as head of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and now as a member of Seanad Éireann

Fixing housing? ‘It isn’t rocket science’

Fixing housing? ‘It isn’t rocket science’

FF’s new spokesman Darragh O’Brien says councils should be building up to 7,000 homes a year

Profile John Concannon

Profile John Concannon

The man behind the message

Profile of Mattie McGrath: Pro-life in the fast lane

Profile of Mattie McGrath: Pro-life in the fast lane

McGrath’s political opponents say he is much more comfortable opposing policies than proposing them

What is so dangerous about Paul Murphy?

What is so dangerous about Paul Murphy?

To Middle Ireland, he’s the bogeyman of the extreme left. But to his growing support base, Paul Murphy is someone who’s telling the truth about late capitalism and its effects on modern society

Profile of Jacob Rees-Mogg: Brexit's posh pin-up

Profile of Jacob Rees-Mogg: Brexit's posh pin-up

A late convert to social media, Rees-Mogg has proved quite a hit, gaining thousands of followers on his Instagram feed

Howlin: ‘Kelly’s ambition is a very fine trait, but I’m going nowhere’

Howlin: ‘Kelly’s ambition is a very fine trait, but I’m going nowhere’

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says that while Alan Kelly is fully entitled to set his stall out for the future, he himself has no plans to step down from the top job just yet

Climate change action 'a marathon and not a sprint'

Climate change action 'a marathon and not a sprint'

Coastal flooding, unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions and the stalled national broadband plan are just some of the issues facing Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten

Profile Micheál Martin: The running man

Profile Micheál Martin: The running man

A very maverick minister

A very maverick minister

‘I was always a messer in school, that’s my nature. But it doesn’t mean I am not deadly serious about my portfolio,’ Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath tells Hugh O’Connell, Political Correspondent

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

Simon Coveney talks about his relationship with the Taoiseach, his certainty that there will be no backing down on preventing the return of a Northern border, and his reasons for defending Frances Fitzgerald