Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)

Martin McGuinness, deputy first mInister, speaking at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2014 in Wexford. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuiness this morning rejected claims the North’s power-sharing Executive could collapse amid a politic(...)

“There’s a good degree of racism in us all! Did you hear that? Racism in us all!”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

In January 1998 Ian Paisley announced that he was exiling himself from the Good Friday Agreement peace talks and would instead travel to Cameroon to p(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaks to the media at Leinster House in Dublin as senior unionists met to discuss the next phase of their protest against a decision to ban a controversial Orange Order parade from passing a nationalist neighbourhood. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionist leaders are being pressed to clarify what they mean by a “graduated response” in protest at a decision to ban an Orange demonstration at a no(...)

The IRA practise of ‘disappearing’ people they executed in the 1970s was terrible, shameful and one of the worst things that happened during the Troubles, Martin McGuinness has said

The IRA practise of ‘disappearing’ people they executed in the 1970s was terrible, shameful and one of the worst things that happened during the Troub(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson: “I don’t think the arrest and questioning does any harm. That indicates that nobody is above the law.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Peter Robinson has said Sinn Féin must clarify its position on support for policing.The DUP leader and First Minister is maintaining pressure on Marti(...)

 Queen Elizabeth walks with  President Michael D Higgins, followed by his wife Sabina  and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters 2:23

Queen Elizabeth has said the “regrettable pain” felt by many in Ireland and the United Kingdom at our chequered history could be overcome for t(...)

Fr Alec Reid praying over the body of one of the murdered soldiers. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At the chapel in the Redemptorist house on Orwell Road in Dublin on Monday morning the provincial superior of the order, Michael Kelleher, in a magnif(...)