Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
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
IT may not be an analogy Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s handlers might comfortably offer, but if the saga of his leadership, and particularly when it might end, was imagined as a dance of the seven veils then Mr Kenny can have only one, or at the very most two, veils left ahead of tomorrow’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting where it is expected but not certain, that he will clarify when he will shed the last veil.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has admitted her party is in “transition” as the prospect of a leadership change on both sides of the border grows nearer due to the likely retirement of Martin McGuinness from frontline politics.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is not the first politician to use folksy parables as a framework for sharing policy ideas. When Mr Kenny describes meeting a man on the way to the Dáil, he is using a device used by politicians — and other comedians — for centuries: “On my way to the forum... etc. It is a recognised convention of communication but one with certain pitfalls.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
Sinn Féin has laughed off suggestions its long-standing leader Gerry Adams could soon step aside and that his ongoing predominance is preventing the party from reaching out to new voters who have been turned off by republican violence in the past.
Sun, 13 Sep, 2015