Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Féin ArdFheis 2015 in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is to contest for a place in Derry for the Northern Ireland Assembly, in a bid by the party to attac(...)

A forgotten image of Lawrence of Arabia (TE Lawrence),  which was discovered at a records office in Northern Ireland. He was fatally injured on a motorcycle in May 1935 in Dorset. File photograph: British Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure/PA Wire

Forgotten images of Lawrence of Arabia have been discovered at a records office in Belfast, Northern Ireland. British officer TE Lawrence was best k(...)

Paddy “Bogside” Doherty, who has died aged 89 in his home city of Derry, was one of those who shaped the modern city, physically and socially. He wa(...)

Basil Blackshaw’s portrait of Brian Friel

One of Ireland’s most enigmatic artists Basil Blackshaw – who once attended an art exhibition with a bag over his head rather than be photographed – h(...)

Colum Eastwood with his daughter Rosa and wife Rachel after he won the SDLP leadership contest. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

Colum Eastwood has a five-months-old baby called Rosa. His wife’s name is Rachael Parkes. Given that he now leads Northern Ireland’s SDLP, a party bor(...)

Former DUP  leader Ian Paisley at the Independent Orange Order demonstration at Ballycastle, Co Antrim in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Ian Paisley was rebuked by the Northern Ireland secretary Douglas Hurd at a face- to- face meeting in 1984 for a bitter tirade Paisley had made (...)

 US Congressman Joe Kennedy on a visit to Northern Ireland in April 1988. Photograph: Pacemaker

The controversial visit of United States congressman Joe Kennedy to Northern Ireland in 1988 is detailed in previously confidential files released tod(...)

Former SDLP leader  John Hume: provided  colourful description of the Ulster Defence Regiment. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The INLA was described as a “bunch of lunatics” by Catholic priests Denis Faul and Raymond Murray during the organisation’s 1985 hunger strikes. A (...)

The late DUP leader  Ian Paisley: said he had urged SDLP leader John Hume to start talking with other political leaders. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The late Democratic Unionist Party leader Rev Ian Paisley was rebuked by Northern Ireland secretary of state Douglas Hurd in 1984 after Dr Paisley ha(...)