A family photo of Jean McConville with three of her children, taken shortly before she disappeared from her home in Belfast in 1972. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

More than 40 years after she was “disappeared” down the barrel of the Provisional IRA’s guns, Jean McConville’s name is a byword for the legacy the re(...)

Allies: Gerry Adams and Brendan Hughes in Long Kesh internment camp. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopressbelfast.co.uk

If the IRA has a holy day in the year other than at Easter it is in June. Usually on a Sunday in the third week of that month hundreds of republicans (...)

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(...)

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was released on Sunday night after four days of questioning by detectives about the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has refused to outline the formal complaint he made to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) about aspects of (...)

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(...)

 Tánaiste   Eamon Gilmore who said he would speaking to Dr Richard Haass today  about a possible resumption in the Northern Ireland talks in which the US diplomat could have a role. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is due to talk to Dr Richard Haass today as the political fallout from the arrest and detention of Gerry Adams for five days br(...)

Loyalists gather outside Antrim PSNI station after it was announced that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was to be released without charge following questioning over the Jean McConville murder on. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As Gerry Adams was driven from Antrim police station yesterday one observer among the camera crews, reporters and also some angry loyalists there to g(...)

Gerry Adams: the Sinn Féin president was arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 and technically could be held for up to 28 days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin claims that Gerry Adams is a victim of “political policing” have been dismissed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, British prime minister David Ca(...)

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allegations that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was involved in the murder of Jean McConville.

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allega(...)