The Divis Flats in west Belfast before their demolition. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Irish government of Garret FitzGerald was keen to see the demolition of the Divis Flats complex in west Belfast as an early fruit of the Anglo-Iri(...)

Unionists Christopher and Michael McGimpsey: took out legal case in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The “McGimpsey case” that challenged the legality of the Anglo-Irish Agreement concerned the British government in 1987, declassified files reveal. In(...)

 Rev Ian Paisley: the private letter from a Garda body in Dublin was addressed to the most senior Irish official at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat at Maryfield. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The story of how a private letter from a Garda body in Dublin, addressed to the most senior Irish official at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat at Maryfield(...)

The RUC tipped off gardaí about the loyalist incursion into Clontibret, Co Monaghan, in 1986, according to declassified files released today. A repo(...)

‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” As the fateful year loomed the easy temptation for columnists short of mat(...)

David Trimble and Seamus Mallon pictured with Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU at the Helix, DCU this afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Northern Ireland’s former Deputy First Minister Séamus Mallon has criticised the current Stormont Executive.“Every single important issue that has cro(...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy whose moving interpretation of Lynch looking back on her life from beyond the grave is the film’s emotional heart.

It is safe to say no other Irish film this year will have a first viewing quite like that of Eliza Lynch – Queen o(...)