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(...)

One of Jean McConville’s sons has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he was sexually abused while in care by the notorious p(...)

Denials and fabrications

Challenges to autocratic organisations are invariably met by efforts to intimidate their critics and, if they cannot be silenced, to discredit them. S(...)

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(...)

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

A voice analyst has been enlisted in the case of an alleged former IRA commander accused of aiding and abetting the murder of Disappeared victim Jean (...)