Irish Government must hold “the British government to account” over allegations UDA intelligence officer Brian Nelson was allegedly urged by his British intelligence handlers to get the UDA to launch a bombing campaign in the Republic in the late 1980s, says Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin has stated that reports of how British agent Brian Nelson allegedly set up republicans and nationalists for murder and targeting demonstr(...)

Freddie Scappaticci: fled Northern Ireland for Britain in 2003, where he is today said to be still living. Photograph: Pacemaker

Claims that a senior British army agent in Northern Ireland was linked to 40 murders while he was head of the IRA’s punishment unit are to be invest(...)

 Joan Burton with Maíria Cahill who is contesting the Seanad byelection for the Labour Party. Ms Cahill is a vocal critic of Sinn Féin. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected Mayo GP Dr Keith Swanick as its candidate in the upcoming Seanad byelection. Sinn Féin has also agreed to nominate a candidat(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill: “If I am elected, one of the issues I will highlight is abuse in general, including the area of domestic violence.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Maíria Cahill is on course to be elected as a Labour member of the Seanad in a byelection next month. The nomination of the Belfast woman by the Labo(...)

Mairia Cahill is to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal senator Jimmy Harte.

Labour leader Joan Burton has proposed victims campaigner Mairia Cahill to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal sena(...)

Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings last year, Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill is calling for Dublin to appoint a legal expert to investigate the alleged cover up of the sexual abuse of children. Ms Cahill was spea(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory:   accepts the criticisms in report by Sir Keir Starmer

Barra McGrory rejects suggestions that public has lost confidence in North’s Public Prosecution Service

Were it clear that Aine Adams had in 1987 alleged rape rather than the less specific term of sexual abuse, then under law Gerry Adams would have been obliged to report that information to the police. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A significant element of the review by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin QC into the decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams for allegedly withho(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory  apologises to the three women who were “let down” by the North’s Public Prosecution Service

“That’s a fair description,” said Barra McGrory when asked if his Public Prosecution Service’s handling of the Maíria Cahill sex abuse and IRA interro(...)