Ivor Bell, leaving Belfast Laganside Court, where he faced counts of aiding and abetting the killing of Jean McConville and of IRA membership. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prosecution of veteran republican Ivor Bell for alleged involvement in the IRA murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville is to proceed. The North’s (...)

Ivor Bell leaving Belfast Laganside Court, where he faced counts of aiding and abetting the killing of Jean McConville and of IRA membership. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prosecution of a veteran republican accused of involvement in the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville is to proceed. The confirmati(...)

Gerry Adams: ‘To be honest, I was sick, sore and tired of a tsunami of stories based upon these tapes linking me to Mrs McConville’s death. So I contacted the police and said, “Look, you want to talk to me, I’m here to talk”.’

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has apologised to the victims of IRA violence but declined to apologise for the violence itself or the existence of th(...)

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(...)