Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton: “I want the Labour Party to be in government, but that is dependent on the will of the people.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Joan Burton has refused to rule out the Labour Party supporting a Fianna Fáil-led government after the general election. In Co Limerick yeste(...)

People power North and South: Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Whatever Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and some of the southern commentariat might say, there is a fairly broad consensus in Northern Ireland, based (...)

The family of Jean McConville (left), a mother of 10 abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972, have cleared the first stage in their High Court fight to gain access to the findings of a police investigation.  Photograph: PA Wire.

The family of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972, have cleared the first stage in their High Court fight to gain(...)

Four searches, the most recent in September 2013, have been carried out in Bragan Bog, Co Monaghan, since 1999, but Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found.

The family of a teenager kidnapped and killed by the IRA has made a fresh appeal for information, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of his disappeara(...)

 SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell: said the IRA “went around the corner and joined Sinn Féin as they had been told to do, and now they are leafleting and electioneering”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Sinn Féin should take advantage of the British government-appointed panel’s report on the status of the IRA and the other paramilitaries by “just tel(...)

Investigation: Gerry Adams was questioned for four days about the disappearance and killing of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Controversy is to Sinn Féin what rain is to the Irish weather: a fresh outbreak is possible at any time. The more the party’s political influence has (...)

Kate Nash: “You look at the way the whole thing is being handled and you know it’s all more about politics than finding the truth.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At Westminster on October 12th, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers will introduce legislation on dealing with the past. But the chances of it working(...)

Michael McConville believes those responsible for killing his mother should be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of Jean McConville have said they are shattered but not surprised there will be no new prosecutions for her murder. But, Michael McConville(...)

The Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland confirmed on Tuesday there will be no prosecution of Gerry Adams or six others questioned after hearsay evidence emerged from the Boston College Belfast Project. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville. The Public Prosecution Service(...)