SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell: said the IRA “went around the corner and joined Sinn Féin as they had been told to do, and now they are leafleting and electioneering”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Sinn Féin should take advantage of the British government-appointed panel’s report on the status of the IRA and the other paramilitaries by “just tel(...)

 Edward Kennedy flanked by  President Mary McAleese and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott talks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 16, 2000. Photo: AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison

From 1987 to 1998 I worked with Senator Ted Kennedy and served as his foreign policy advisor during pivotal years in the Northern Ireland peace proces(...)

Bobby Storey. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Gillen opposed peace process, but held firm with Adams and McGuinness Brian Gillen (58), from Belfast, is a senior republican who has generally manag(...)

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell: explained that the Irish, British and US governments agreed in 2005 the survival of an ‘unarmed and withering husk’ of an IRA was vital for the good of the process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In The Irish Times on Wednesday, former minister for justice Michael McDowell gave a clue as to why things have now gone so badly wrong in the Norther(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams took a brief break from his holidays to effectively say the PSNI’s George Hamilton was talking nonsense. Then he resumed his summer vacation. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

If the Sinn Féin leadership is concerned or nervous about the PSNI chief constable’s weekend assessment that Provisional IRA members were involved in (...)

10-12 Trinity Street, Dublin: planned conversion of the former information showrooms is likely to attract interest from a range of international fashion traders

The rapidly improving fortunes of the Grafton Street/Wicklow Street area of Dublin city are to get a further boost with news that the long-running sho(...)

Judge Raymond Groarke said Brendan Dunne was perfectly entitled to believe that nobody could touch the funds as long as he held the certificates

A Dublin businessman who put away two €6,350 bonds was told when he went to cash them that the accounts had been closed years ago, the Circuit Civil C(...)

Solicitor and property player Noel Smyth controls Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam is taking on Ires Reit and a syndicate comprising Kennedy Wilson, Deutsche Bank and Oak Tree Capital in the final leg of a(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott and his senior officers are questioned about the issues of the day

Maurice Hayes, one of the men responsible for the creation of the North’s policing bo(...)

Gardaí in Cork noticed sterling cash moving in the area prior to the robbery. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 65-year-old financial adviser has been given a five-year suspended sentence for his part in the money laundering of about £275,000 of the £26(...)