Thu, 07 May, 2020
The British Prime Minister should explain to the victims of historical institutional abuse why new laws granting them compensation will not be debated during this parliamentary session, an MP has said.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
It is difficult to believe that the politicians we imagine, in the widest sweep of the term, to be social democrats are capable of sustaining that system, one that created more equality, more wealth, more tolerance, and a longer-lasting peace than any other political credo in history.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2018
Democratic Unionist representative Ian Paisley has avoided the ignominy of being the first MP to lose his House of Commons seat under legislation — known as the petitions device — introduced after a parliamentary expenses scandal some years ago.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2018
Bowing out as leader of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams’ denial of IRA involvement continues to anger many of his political contemporaries, but all acknowledge his skills in delivering a peace deal, writes Political Reporter
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
At this remove, and after so much water has flowed under the bridge, the unannounced, low-key Dublin meeting between Northern Ireland prime minister Terence O’Neill and then taoiseach Jack Lynch 50 years ago today hardly seems significant much less seismic but it was all of that.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018
If the Taoiseach is to lead successful negotiations with the UK as well as our EU partners over Brexit he will need to show greater political maturity than he exhibited during the debacle over former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017