Mary Lou McDonald's task will be a tall one but her straight talk and directness have boosted her to the role of obvious successor to Gerry Adams.
"The tributes will doubtless begin flowing in as well as the usual vitriol from his enemies. Like all great politicians, he has collected his share of them."
NAMA-land is a shocking story of how the sale of public assets conspired to disinherit the Irish people and enrich a new local elite.
"Taoiseach's comment is 'a Walter Witty remark' and he asked, 'What planet are the taoiseach and housing minister living on?'"
Enough already, Bono - There's always been something a bit ludicrous about the mega rich lecturing us about global inequality.
Cross-border farms are being forced to decide where they wish the primary base of their business to operate.
"The Ancient Order of Hibernians calls on the Congressional Irish Caucus to urge President Trump to name a new envoy to Northern Ireland immediately in an effort to break the current stalemate."
Direct rule from Westminster may have moved a step closer. Sinn Fein says talks DUP to restore power-sharing have broken down.
Taoiseach achieves highest rating for a Fine Gael taoiseach since 2011 at 52 percent as Sinn Fein is down five points to 14 percent.
"Irish America was reminded again and again... that without their dogged persistence, there would not be a successful peace process."
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