Eloquent: abuse survivor Maíria Cahill outside Government Buildings this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a story that won’t go away, you know: a controversial leader, beset by allegations of a cover-up following a crime, sees his position become e(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson with Maíria Cahill  in his office at Parliament Buildings in Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The IRA has always had crude and frequently brutal ways of dealing with internal matters such as alleged IRA sex abusers and informants. When it came (...)

A woman walks past graffiti, a reference to a project by Boston College, on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Former IRA prisoner Richard O’Rawe and three ex-republican paramilitaries are to sue Boston College over the oral history of the Troubles project, (...)

A man walks past graffiti on a wall off the Falls Road in Belfast last week. Photograph: Reuters

A temporary stability returned to Northern politics this week as Gerry Adams was released without charge by the PSNI, but there is a fresh degree of t(...)

Both sets of protagonists, in reality, are on the side of the angels. Or to be more precise, of “truth”. And yet both are irreconcilable. The argument(...)

Former IRA man Brendan Hughes, in Long Kesh prison with Gerry Adams. Hughes featured in the oral history project. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Boston College in the US is to hand back the tapes which formed part of its Belfast Project to those interviewed for it. The decision follows the arre(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the old guard which is against change cannot be allowed to deny any of the people from our entitlement to a rights-based, citizen-centred society as set out in the Good Friday Agreement.

“Chuaigh mé fhéin chuig an bheairic in Aontroim.Mar sin níl mé ag gearán faoi sin. Ach bhí rogha ag na péas.Ní raibh mé ag lorg príbhléid speisialta a(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “unlikely to be convicted given evidence is hearsay.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

SIMON CARSWELLJournalist Ed Moloney, one of the researchers behind the Boston College oral history project, has criticised the Obama administration fo(...)

 Dominic Óg McGlinchey: “There were things done that were unimaginable, not normal, but normal for people who lived in the occupied Six Counties.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dominic Óg McGlinchey has serious misgivings and questions to ask about the strategic, pragmatic and even moral purpose of the continuing dissi(...)

Jean McConville (left) pictured with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972. Photograph: Pacemaker, Belfast

A journalist and former IRA prisoner are to lodge a freedom of information inquiry with the British government in an effort to cast further light on t(...)