Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain has declared. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of s(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton recalled the IRA’s killing of widow Jean McConville in Belfast, during heated exchanges with the Sinn Féin deputy leader over the(...)

Joan Burton: ‘We have had a managed process of recovery in this economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is relief that what is happening in Greece had not happened to Irish people. “We have had a managed process of rec(...)

Were it clear that Aine Adams had in 1987 alleged rape rather than the less specific term of sexual abuse, then under law Gerry Adams would have been obliged to report that information to the police. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A significant element of the review by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin QC into the decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams for allegedly withho(...)

Senior judges in Belfast on Friday lifted an injunction on the PSNI taking possession of Winston “Winkie” Rea’s recorded account to Boston College researchers.

Police investigating murder and robbery are finally to get access to interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to an American university project. Se(...)

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

The prosecution of veteran republican Ivor Bell for alleged involvement in the IRA murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville is to proceed. The North’s (...)

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

The prosecution of a veteran republican accused of involvement in the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville is to proceed. The confirmati(...)

A man walks past graffiti, referring to the Boston College project, on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Reuters

A former loyalist prisoner battling to stop police accessing his interviews with an American university project has been given two weeks to secure a f(...)

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

Supreme Court judges in London have refused to hear an appeal by a former loyalist prisoner seeking to stop police accessing interviews he gave to an (...)

Micheál Martin’s insistence that Sinn Féin remains unfit for participation in a democratic republican government could be regarded as pre-election ski(...)