A man walks past graffiti on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast, in 2014. photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A former loyalist prisoner has secured a High Court order to stop police flying to the US to collect tapes of interviews he gave to a US university pr(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has started a High Court bid to block prosecuting authorities from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university projec(...)

 Rioters turn a burning lorry into a barricade in the Divis Flats area of Belfast in May 1981 as violence erupted following the death of Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The Irish government’s desire to see the demolition of the high-rise Divis Flats in west Belfast “to reduce the influence of Sinn Féin” is highlighted(...)

An undated handout photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her 10 children. Photograph: PA Wire

Two men arrested by police in Northern Ireland in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972 have been released.A 63-year-old(...)

 Mairía Cahill: her controversy has had more impact on potential Sinn Féin voters than the arrest of Gerry Adams in May. photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The controversy surrounding Mairía Cahill has had some impact on the ability of Sinn Féin to attract support, but a majority of people say it will no(...)

Sinn Féin’s failure to make ground at the expense of the Government parties during the recent furore over water charges can be attributed to the party(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said he has been warned of another death threat. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said he has been warned of another death threat. The Louth TD claimed he was told by officers from the Police Service(...)

An undated handout photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her 10 children. Photograph: PA Wire

Senior Belfast republican figure Bobby Storey was released on Thursday night following his arrest in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConvill(...)

Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

 Kieran Megraw (L) carries the remains of his brother Brendan  in Belfast today. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The funeral of Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, was held today in west Belfast.A large crowd gathered today at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Len(...)