The Downing Street Declaration represents an enduring legacy of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds because it formally affirmed the right of the Irish p(...)

John Hume: the SDLP leader briefed Mr Reynolds, telling him that the broad philosophy of Hume-Adams could only have a chance if the British and Irish governments bought into it. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds prided himself on having a hard-nosed political philosophy that he successfully brought to Northern Ireland and the peace process. Whe(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 6th  An image from September 1994 showing the then taoiseach Albert Reynolds (centre) shaking hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (left) and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds, like his British counterpart at the time John Major, may never have obtained the profile of some of the celebrated and notorious poli(...)

Popular BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson has died after a long illness. He was 69. Photograph: BBC Radio Ulster.

Northern Ireland is lamenting the loss of the great subversive, and often surrealistic, broadcaster Gerry Anderson who has died aged 69. Anderson was (...)

September 7th, 1994:  Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume after their meeting in Government Buildings in Dublin to discuss a ceasefire in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Albert Reynolds believed his greatest political achievement was helping to bring an end to what he called the “terrible cycle of death” in Northern Ir(...)

 The former taoiseach, Albert Reynolds and former  Labour Leader, Dick Spring, face the press in 1992. Photograph: Paul Goulding/The Irish Times

In his autobiography, Albert Reynolds described himself: “I was a businessman, a risk taker.”He also wrote: “Although I never kept a diary, I kept in (...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police said.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container (...)

The late Sam Foster: was a “huge figure” in unionism. Photograph: Alan Betson

The death has occurred of Sam Foster, who served as minister for the environment in the first Northern executive, formed in 1999 a year after the sig(...)

File photo  of the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, as police in Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday, Essex Police said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man over the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Dock in England. The 34-year-old, from L(...)