Mary Lou McDonald has that intangible X-factor that few others in politics have and has used all of her considerable skills — including her attractiveness — to climb the ranks of Sinn Féin in a relatively short time. Like Margaret Thatcher she has exploited her gender positively, making herself the obvious choice to succeed Gerry Adams, writes
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has launched a blistering attack on what she called the “utterly repulsive” media in the Republic over the treatment of the late Martin McGuinness during the 2011 presidential election.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
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Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
It should not take slaughter on the streets for Government to take action in north inner city Dublin, where communities want far reaching policies and resources that can facilitate long-term change, writes
Sat, 28 May, 2016
The day I met PJ Mara we were both green and looking a little lost. I had been sent by a newspaper in Dublin to cover an event in the offices of the Construction Industry Federation. I stepped out of a lift to be met by Mr Mara.
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Sun, 10 Jan, 2016
A few years ago Vincent Browne made a series of programmes in which he took a gratuitous sideways swipe at Christianity by the simplistic device of taking the Old Testament out of context and by ignoring it’s crucial understanding in terms of the New Testament.
Thu, 24 Dec, 2015