Jeffrey Dudgeon: “I knew all about homosexuality, and by my midteens I had ascertained that fact about myself”

In his tweed hat, grey overcoat and horn-rimmed glasses, Jeffrey Dudgeon looks the picture of respectability. That’s because he is respectable: at 65,(...)

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is adamant the party “does not want to go into government as a minority party”. Photograph: Eric Luke

With the TV dramatisation in full flow, it’s not surprising that Charlie Haughey creeps into conversation during an interview with Sinn Féin leader(...)

David McConaghie: accused of voyeurism

A former church minister and DUP MP advisor accused of voyeurism is to be prosecuted in the Crown Court. A prosecuting lawyer told Craigavon Magistrat(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who is to give evidence before a parliamentary investigation into the “on the runs”  scheme for fugitive IRA members. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will today face questioning by a House of Commons committee into the role he played in offering letters to(...)

Sinn Fein’s Mitchel McLaughlin who was elected the first republican speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s new Assembly speaker has described his appointment as “hugely symbolic”.Mitchel McLaughlin (69) a former Sinn Féin general secretar(...)

The Commons’ Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has sought to inquire into Tony Blair’s actions during his time in No 10 Downing Street. Photograph: PA

Former Labour prime minister, Tony Blair has finally bowed to demands from House of Commons MPs to appear before an inquiry investigating the decision(...)

Gerry Adams, Ruairí Ó Bradaigh and Martin McGuinness at Sinn Féin’s Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown in 1986. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

A surprise pre-election visit to Derry by taoiseach Garret FitzGerald on April 30th 1985 was strongly criticised by Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness. (...)

Loyalists taking part in the Orange Order protest rally in March 1986 against the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The RUC’s policing of loyalist protests in 1986 against the Anglo-Irish Agreement was “seen to be inadequate at best and collaborative at worst”, a N(...)

Minister for foreign affairs Peter Barry alleged that “members of the minority community had been left unprotected”. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

A decision by police in the North to allow an Orange parade to pass along the Garvaghy Road in Portadown on July 12th, 1986, brought Anglo-Irish rela(...)