IRA man Séamus Murphy, who has died aged 80, was the only man to succeed in escaping from Wakefield prison in west Yorkshire on February 12th, (...)

George Ioannou, who has died aged 81, was one of the leading figures in the Eoka struggle against British rule in Cyprus between 1955 and 1959. Ioanno(...)

 Seamus Costello made several visits to the Chinese embassy in Paris in 1964, seeking  military aid, help with training for guerrilla warfare and coaching in the use of printing presses for the distribution of propaganda.

On September 16th, 1964, Seamus Costello of the Irish Republican Army stood outside the door of the newly opened Chinese embassy in Paris, bearing a l(...)

Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan give their reaction to the Smithwick report at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: PA

The findings of the Smithwick Tribunal have served to cast a chink of light into another dark aspect of the Troubles that destabilised Northern Irelan(...)

 Professor Diarmuid Ferriter told the MacGill summer school that the abolition of the Seanad would be a grubby power-grab by the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Irish Republic remains dominated by centralised powers and “unaccountable elites”, UCD historian Diarmaid Ferriter has told the MacGill summer sch(...)

Ruairi O Bradaigh, speaking at the GPO in Dublin in 1976.  Photograph: Pat Langan

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, who has died aged 80, was a former president of Republican Sinn Féin, having previously held the presidency of Provisional Sinn Féi(...)